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

Objectif

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.

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Régime de financement

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinateur

RISOE NATIONAL LABORATORY
Adresse
Frederiksborgvej 399
4000 Roskilde
Danemark
 

Participants (10)

CENTRE DE RECERCA ECOLOGIA I APLICACIONS FORESTALS
Espagne
Adresse
Univ. Autonoma De Barcelona - Edifici C
08193 Bellaterra
INSTITUTE OF ECOLOGY AND BOTANY - HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Hongrie
Adresse
Alkotmany 2-4
2163 Vacratot
 
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Adresse
Orton Building, Deiniol Road
LL57 2UP Bangor (Gwynedd)
 
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, AARHUS
Danemark
Adresse
Strandkaervej 6-8
8400 Ebeltoft
 
PLANT RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL B.V.
Pays-Bas
Adresse
Droevendaalsesteeg 1
Wageningen
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Pays-Bas
Adresse
Kruislaan 318
1098 SM Amsterdam
 
UNIVERSITY OF TARTU
Estonie
Adresse
Lai Street 40
51005 Tartu
 
UNIVERSITY OF WALES - BANGOR
United Kingdom
Adresse
Deiniol Road
LL57 2UW Bangor (Gwynedd)
 
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA
Italie
Adresse
Via S. Camillo De Lellis
01100 Viterbo
 
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI SASSARI
Italie
Adresse
Via E. De Nicoia, 9
07100 Sassari