SCALETOOL has been designed to help a wide range of users with understanding and exploring scaling issues in biodiversity research and conservation (see graph as an example). It contains recommendations for scale-conscious management practices and policy, methodological tools and advice, and web-links to relevant databases that are freely accessible. The overall aim is to improve biodiversity conservation across Europe and beyond.
The effect of geographic distance, climate and land-cover dissimilarities on β-diversity changes with the grain size of assessments. Regional scales (below 50 km grid sizes) refer to Finland for butterflies, Catalonia and Czech Republic for birds, and the United Kingdom for plants.