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Effects of hydrological changes on coastal ecosystems

Project description

Evaluating the effects of hydrological drought

Hydrological changes such as groundwater decline may threaten plant species and ecosystem productivity. Understanding ecosystem sensitivity to hydrological alterations and the related ecophysiological processes is critical for seasonally dry, semi-arid coastal dune ecosystems of the Iberian Peninsula which experiences heavy human pressure. Community-level methods that can indicate vegetation vulnerability to the restriction of groundwater resources are increasingly required. The EU-funded HyChanCEs project intends to assess the impact of hydrological changes, particularly the water-table level decrease, on semi-arid coastal dune ecosystems and determine their vulnerability to groundwater restriction. The results will contribute to moderate the impact of water-resources’ changes on coastal ecosystems.

Call for proposal

H2020-WF-02-2019
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Coordinator

FCIENCIAS.ID - ASSOCIACAO PARA A INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO DE CIENCIAS
Address
Campo Grande, Edificio C1, Piso 3
1749 016 Lisbon
Portugal

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Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 159 815,04