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Vulnerability assessment of shrubland ecosystems in europe under climatic changes (VULCAN)

Objetivo

European shrub land ecosystems are vulnerable to various environmental stress factors. Climate change will lead to higher nighttime temperature, more vigorous rainstorms and extended droughts which will likely have impacts on ecosystem functioning in European shrub lands. VULCAN investigates the these impacts by experimental manipulations of 6 shrub land ecosystems in Europe and studies of the effects of warming and drought on plant, soil, fauna and soil water processes. Temperature manipulations are done as nighttime warming and drought as 2-month summer drought. Based on the experimental results and existing knowledge on management impacts on shrub land ecosystems an expert system is developed to conduct vulnerability scenarios for shrub lands in order to evaluate and prioritise management actions. The results are further integrated with experiences from potential end users through an end user panel and management guidelines to counteract climate change effects on shrub lands are developed.

Convocatoria de propuestas

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Régimen de financiación

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinador

RISOE NATIONAL LABORATORY
Dirección
Frederiksborgvej 399
4000 Roskilde
Dinamarca

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Participantes (10)

CENTRE DE RECERCA ECOLOGIA I APLICACIONS FORESTALS
España
Dirección
Univ. Autonoma De Barcelona - Edifici C
08193 Bellaterra

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INSTITUTE OF ECOLOGY AND BOTANY - HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Hungría
Dirección
Alkotmany 2-4
2163 Vacratot

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NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Dirección
Orton Building, Deiniol Road
LL57 2UP Bangor (Gwynedd)

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NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, AARHUS
Dinamarca
Dirección
Strandkaervej 6-8
8400 Ebeltoft

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PLANT RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL B.V.
Países Bajos
Dirección
Droevendaalsesteeg 1
Wageningen

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UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Países Bajos
Dirección
Kruislaan 318
1098 SM Amsterdam

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UNIVERSITY OF TARTU
Estonia
Dirección
Lai Street 40
51005 Tartu

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UNIVERSITY OF WALES - BANGOR
United Kingdom
Dirección
Deiniol Road
LL57 2UW Bangor (Gwynedd)

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UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA
Italia
Dirección
Via S. Camillo De Lellis
01100 Viterbo

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UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI SASSARI
Italia
Dirección
Via E. De Nicoia, 9
07100 Sassari

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