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Role Of Biodiversity In climate change mitigatioN

Objective

To realise the full potential of tropical forests in climate change mitigation (CCM) & the provision of other ecosystem services in the face of ongoing global change we must improve our understanding of the relationships between biodiversity (BD) and the socio-ecological processes through which we respond & adapt to change.

ROBIN will provide information for policy & resource use options under scenarios of socio-economic & climate change to: quantify interactions between terrestrial BD, land use & CCM potential in tropical Latin America; develop scenarios for CCM options by evaluating their effectiveness, unintended effects on other ecosystem services (e.g. disease mitigation) and their socio-ecological consequences. We will achieve this by combining new techniques (including remote sensing) for BD assessments in complex multi-functional landscapes, data-based analyses, integrated modelling & participatory-driven approaches at local & regional scales. Case studies along a gradient of sites in Mesoamerica and Amazonia will be used to develop understanding of the relationships between BD & CCM options & feed policy development. These studies will improve understanding of the options favourable to stakeholders & barriers & drivers affecting adoption of resource management strategies.

Key deliverables will be: improved understanding of the role of BD in climate change; participatory-driven strategies & tools for CCM; assessments of the risks & uncertainties associated with CCM options. The main impact of the work will be improved outcomes from CCM & BD protection measures by providing natural resource managers in Latin America with guidance on how BD & ecosystems can be used in CCM without creating new problems. We will provide improved indicators for BD relevant to the Convention on Biological Diversity & the design & implementation of REDD+/++ schemes, to ensure increased storage of carbon in forests & multi-functional landscapes & decreased rates of BD loss.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/botany
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/ecosystems
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/remote sensing
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/atmospheric sciences/climatology/climatic changes

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2011
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP-SICA - Large-scale integrating project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries(SICA)

Coordinator

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wiltshire
United Kingdom
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 691 016
Administrative Contact
Tanya Warnaars (Dr.)

Participants (11)

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 885 407
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marta Pérez-Soba (Dr.)
MINISTERIO DEL MEDIO AMBIENTE Y RECURSOS NATURALES
Mexico
EU contribution
€ 303 979
Address
Av San Jeronimo - Colonia Jardines Del Pedregal 4903
01900 Mexico
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Frank Schmidt (Dr.)
EMPRESA BRASILEIRA DE PESQUISA AGROPECUARIA EMBRAPA
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 301 158
Address
Prq Estacao Biologica Pqeb Edificio Sede Plano Piloto
70770901 Brasilia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lucieta Guerreiro Martorano (Dr.)
INSTITUTO BOLIVIANO DE INVESTIGACION FORESTAL ASOCIACION
Bolivia
EU contribution
€ 343 755
Address
Carretera Norte Km 9 Zona Barrio Chaparral El Vallecito
6204 Santa Cruz De La Sierra
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marisol Toledo (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET KLAGENFURT
Austria
EU contribution
€ 514 843
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 65-67
9020 Klagenfurt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Simron Jit Singh (Dr.)
Instituto de Ecología, A.C.
Mexico
EU contribution
€ 319 522
Address
Carretera Antigua A Coatepec 351
91070 Xalapa, Veracruz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Miguel Equihua (Dr.)
POTSDAM INSTITUT FUER KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 465 581
Address
Telegrafenberg 31
14473 Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christine Bounama (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTONOMA DE MEXICO
Mexico
EU contribution
€ 356 498
Address
Torre De Rectoria 9º. Piso, Ciudad Universitaria, D.f.
04510 Mexico Distrito Federal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
José Manuel Maass (Dr.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 173 383
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lourens Poorter (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 535 642
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gonzalo León (Prof.)
GUYANA FORESTRY COMMISSION
Guyana
EU contribution
€ 94 894
Address
Water Street Lot 1
Georgetown
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pradeepa Bholanath (Ms.)