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

Obiettivo

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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Coordinatore

MAX IV Laboratory, Lund University
Indirizzo
Paradisgatan 5c
22100 Lund
Svezia

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Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Katarina Hedlund (Dr.)
Contributo UE
€ 536 520

Partecipanti (10)

KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN - KNAW
Paesi Bassi
Contributo UE
€ 346 920
Indirizzo
Kloveniersburgwal 29 Het Trippenhuis
1011 JV Amsterdam

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Other
Contatto amministrativo
Erwin A Van De Ridder (Mr.)
JUSTUS-LIEBIG-UNIVERSITAET GIESSEN
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 311 040
Indirizzo
Ludwigstrasse 23
35390 Giessen

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Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Volkmar Wolters (Prof.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Paesi Bassi
Contributo UE
€ 317 794
Indirizzo
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Rein Alink (Mr.)
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finlandia
Contributo UE
€ 245 520
Indirizzo
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto

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Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Sanna-Maija Miettinen (Dr.)
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Danimarca
Contributo UE
€ 317 520
Indirizzo
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Ivan Kristoffersen (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 289 440
Indirizzo
Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Paul Forsyth (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 304 440
Indirizzo
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Liz Stansfield (Ms.)
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Grecia
Contributo UE
€ 267 840
Indirizzo
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Christina Besta (Ms.)
Biologicke centrum AV CR, v. v. i.
Cechia
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€ 260 640
Indirizzo
Branisovska 31
370 05 Ceske Budejovice

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Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Jan Frouz (Dr.)
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Svezia
Contributo UE
€ 278 100
Indirizzo
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala

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Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Ingrid Ragnarsdotter (Ms.)