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Prevention and Restoration Actions to Combat Desertification. An Integrated Assessment

Objective

The general objective of PRACTICE is to link S & T advances and traditional knowledge on prevention and restoration practices to combat desertification with sound implementation, learning and adaptive management, knowledge sharing, and dissemination of best practices. Specific objectives are: 1. To create an international platform of long-term monitoring sites for assessing and investigating practices to combat desertification. 2. To develop integrated evaluation tools to assess the cost-effectiveness of practices to combat desertification, taking into account changes in both biophysical and socio-economic properties, by synergistically exploiting the recent advances on assessment and evaluation methodologies and approaches. 3. To assess prevention and restoration practices to combat desertification for croplands, rangelands and woodlands, considering the impacts on socio-economic status, soil functions, biodiversity, and ecosystem services. 4. To identify and document best practices to combat desertification considering multiple purposes at different spatial (local to global) scales, and to establish cost-effective thresholds for the various management alternatives. 5. To develop education material and translational science strategies, and implement innovative participatory approaches to link science to society, to share and transfer evaluation methods and best practices, addressing and involving stakeholders at all levels, from farmers to local organisations, to national and international bodies.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

FUNDACION CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS AMBIENTALES DEL MEDITERRANEO
Address
Parque Tecnologico, C/ Charles R. Darwin 14
46980 Paterna, Valencia
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 179 974
Administrative Contact
Dora Cabrera (Ms.)

Participants (14)

UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 90 094
Address
Campus De San Vicente Raspeig
03690 Alicante
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carolina Fernandez (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SASSARI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 105 341,50
Address
Piazza Universita 21
07100 Sassari
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pier Paolo Roggero (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAT TRIER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 73 616
Address
Universitatsring 15
54296 Trier
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joachim Hill (Prof.)
FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 67 089
Address
Via A Imperatore 16
73100 Lecce
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antonio De Rinaldis (Mr.)
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 39 269
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christina Besta (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 58 529
Address
King's College Regent Walk
AB24 3FX Aberdeen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Frederick Stevenson-Robb (Mr.)
FUNDACION UNIVERSIDAD EMPRESA DE LA REGION DE MURCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 34 133
Address
Campus Universitario De Espinardo
30100 Murcia
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Carlos Belmonte Fernandez-Ballesteros (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 68 159
Address
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Linda Reams-Behboud (Ms.)
Liga para a Protecção da Natureza
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 53 981,50
Address
Estrada Do Calhariz De Benfica 187
1500-124 Lisboa
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Maria Lopes (Dr.)
BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV
Israel
EU contribution
€ 35 096
Address
.
84105 Beer Sheva
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Daphna Tripto (Ms.)
NOORDWES-UNIVERSITEIT
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 56 763,50
Address
Hoffman Street 11
2531 Potchefstroom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Klaus Kellner (Prof.)
Northeast Normal University
China
EU contribution
€ 35 096
Address
Renmin Street 5268
130024 Changchun
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Deli Wang (Prof.)
Instituto de Ecología y Biodiversidad
Chile
EU contribution
€ 35 096
Address
Las Palmeras 3425 Ñuñoa 3425
653 Santiago
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Julio Gutierrez (Dr.)
Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon
Mexico
EU contribution
€ 44 726
Address
Av. Universidad S/n
66428 San Nicolas De Los Garza
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nora Luisa Salas De La Rosa (Ms.)