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An Integrated Network on Climate Change REsearch Activities on Shrubland Ecosystems

Objective

The network INCREASE consists of 6 infrastructures (large-scale field sites) with experimental manipulation of climate e.g night time warming and extended summer drought. Within INCREASE we will improve the technology and methodology for studies of climate change effects on European shrublands. The main objectives of INCREASE are: 1. To optimize technologies and methodologies for non-intrusive field manipulation of climate change in shrubland ecosystems by development, testing and application of new technology and methods i) to optimize the field manipulations of warming to 3-4 °C (in agreement with the newest predictions of global warming by the IPCC (2007)), ii) to develop, test and apply the combination of warming and drought and the combination with CO2. 2. To improve and develop non-destructive techniques and methods for measurements of physical, chemical and biological effects of climate. 3. To stimulate collaboration within the scientific community around climate manipulation experiments i) within the infrastructure by means of e.g. common research, common protocols, test of equipment, data syntheses, ii) between the infrastructure and related infrastructures beyond the proposal, and iii) scientists within relevant fields 4. To provide access to a unique set of large scale climate change experiment for European scientists. 5. To develop and provide access to a comprehensive data base of experimental data. 6. To develop and provide access to a dynamic ecosystem model for scrubland ecosystems 7. To test and apply non-destructive methods for ecosystem carbon assessment and important underlying processes of root dynamics and carbon transformations in the soil.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/ecosystems

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-CSA-Infra - Combination of CP and CSA

Coordinator

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Denmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 093 305,28
Administrative Contact
Ivan Kristoffersen (Mr.)

Participants (9)

MTA OKOLOGIAI ES BOTANIKAI KUTATOINTEZETE

Participation ended

Hungary
Address
Alkotmany Utica 2-4
2163 Vacratot
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gyorgy Kroel-Dulay (Dr.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 1 707 003,46
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Helen Vagner Jørgensen (Ms.)
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 872 266,47
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
L.M. Steneker (Ms.)
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 477 386
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wiltshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bridget Emmett (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 478 293,61
Address
Via S Maria In Gradi 4
01100 Viterbo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marco Barbini (Dr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 422 782,79
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pierpaolo Duce (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SASSARI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 247 913,43
Address
Piazza Universita 21
07100 Sassari
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pietro Deidda (Prof.)
OKOLOGIAI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 425 183,51
Address
Klebelsberg Kuno Utca 3
8237 Tihany
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gyorgy Kroel-Dulay (Dr.)
BANGOR UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 275 629,92
Address
College Road
LL57 2DG Bangor
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christine Davey (Ms.)