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Changing biodiversity in changing environments: Trait Changes across space and time

Project description

Analysing recent changes in biodiversity through both species and community lenses

Human activity has had such an important impact on the climate and the environment in recent years that scientists have begun using the term 'Anthropocene' to define a sub-epoch within the current officially recognised epoch, Holocene, to reflect the significance. Biodiversity and its decline during the Anthropocene is an important field of research. We know very little about the characteristics (traits) and environmental drivers associated with incoming and outgoing species from various biomes and taxonomic groups. The EU-funded TraChange project is developing models of both species-level and community-level changes to get a better handle on what is happening to whom and why. The models will have a significant effect on our ability to mitigate the impact of human activity on biodiversity for a healthier planet.

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS
Net EU contribution
€ 212 933,76
Address
North Street 66 College Gate
KY16 9AJ St Andrews
United Kingdom

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Region
Eastern Scotland Clackmannanshire and Fife
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00