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Conflicting demands of land use, soil biodiversity and the sustainable delivery of ecosystem goods and services in Europe

Ziel

European soil biodiversity is pivotal for delivering food, fiber and biofuels and carbon storage. However, the demand is greater than the amount of soil available, as production of biofuels competes with areas for food production and nature. Moreover, intensified land use reduces soil biodiversity and the resulting ecosystem services. SOILSERVICE will value soil biodiversity through the impact on ecosystem services and propose how these values can be granted through payments. SOILSERVICE will combine interdisciplinary empirical studies and soil biodiversity surveys to construct soil food web models and determine effects of changing soil biodiversity on stability and resilience of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus cycling, as well as assess consequences for outbreaks of pests or invasive species. SOILSERVICE will link ecological and economic models to develop a system for valuing soil biodiversity in relation to ecosystem services. Objectives: • Develop methods to value soil ecosystem services during different pressure of land use and changes in soil biodiversity. • Field and modelling studies will determine to what spatial and temporal scales soil biodiversity and soil ecosystem services are vulnerable to disturbance. • Detecting processes that indicate when ecosystems are approaching the limits of their natural functioning or productive capacity. • Establishing methods to determine and predict sustainability of ecosystem services at different types of land use • Building scenarios to identify economical and social drivers of how land use such as biofuel production and land abandonment can influence soil biodiversity and ecosystem services over European scale. • Interacting with EU policies and strategies with results on which services are at threat and mitigating changes in soil biodiversity to achieve a sustainable use of soils. Our results contribute to a European knowledge-based competitive economy and to a future EU directive on soils.

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FP7-ENV-2007-1
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MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University
Adresse
Paradisgatan 5c
22100 Lund
Schweden

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt Verwaltung
Katarina Hedlund (Dr.)
EU-Beitrag
€ 536 520

Beteiligte (10)

KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN - KNAW
Niederlande
EU-Beitrag
€ 346 920
Adresse
Kloveniersburgwal 29 Het Trippenhuis
1011 JV Amsterdam

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Other
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Erwin A Van De Ridder (Mr.)
JUSTUS-LIEBIG-UNIVERSITAET GIESSEN
Deutschland
EU-Beitrag
€ 311 040
Adresse
Ludwigstrasse 23
35390 Giessen

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Volkmar Wolters (Prof.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Niederlande
EU-Beitrag
€ 317 794
Adresse
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt Verwaltung
Rein Alink (Mr.)
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finnland
EU-Beitrag
€ 245 520
Adresse
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Sanna-Maija Miettinen (Dr.)
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Dänemark
EU-Beitrag
€ 317 520
Adresse
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Ivan Kristoffersen (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
United Kingdom
EU-Beitrag
€ 289 440
Adresse
Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Paul Forsyth (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
EU-Beitrag
€ 304 440
Adresse
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Liz Stansfield (Ms.)
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Griechenland
EU-Beitrag
€ 267 840
Adresse
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Christina Besta (Ms.)
BIOLOGICKE CENTRUM AKADEMIE VID CESKE REPUBLIKY VEREJNA VYZKUMNA INSTITUCE
Tschechien
EU-Beitrag
€ 260 640
Adresse
Branisovska 31/1160
37005 Ceske Budejovice

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Research Organisations
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Jan Frouz (Dr.)
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Schweden
EU-Beitrag
€ 278 100
Adresse
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala

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Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt Verwaltung
Ingrid Ragnarsdotter (Ms.)