Biodiversity & Conservation

Evidence/ Confidence

The scale indicates an appraisal of the specificity of the information (data) available to support the assessment of sensitivity and recoverability.

Rank Definition
High Assessment has been derived from sources that specifically deal with sensitivity and recoverability of a species or biotope to a particular factor. Experimental work has been done investigating the effects of such a factor.
Moderate Assessment has been derived from sources that consider the likely effects of a particular factor on a species or biotope.
Low Assessment has been derived from sources that only cover aspects of the biology of the species (or biotope) or from a general understanding of the species or biotope. No information is present regarding the effects of factors.
Very low Assessment derived by "informed judgement" where very little or no information is present at all on the species.
Not relevant No assessment of sensitivity or recoverability was made.
Insufficient information

Evidence diagram