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THE BLACK SEA BASIN, A CRADDLE AND REFUGE OF EUROPEAN BIODIVERSITY

Project description

Origins of the Black Sea’s biodiversity and its viability under global warming

In recent years, human activity has rapidly accelerated biodiversity loss, including the vital goods and services ecosystems provide to sustain well-being as well as future economic and social development. Environmentalists rank the Black Sea basin among the world's top priority places for conservation. The EU-funded DarkLife project aims to improve existing knowledge on the origins and diversification of terrestrial invertebrates in this unique region. In tackling this goal, the project will combine integrative taxonomic research with high-throughput DNA sequencing techniques and state of the species distribution modelling tools, helping to reveal the factors and mechanisms that shaped the Black Sea basin's unique biodiversity and to predict its future viability under a global warming scenario.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Net EU contribution
€ 172 932,48
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Spain

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00