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Vulnerability of ecosystem services to land use change in tradional agricultural landscapes

Objective

VISTA aims to compile an integrated assessment of the vulnerability of European traditional agro pastoral landscapes to land use change (LUC) that will assist land managers and policy makers in their sustainable development strategies. VISTA will use Plant Functional Traits (PFT) to predict the dynamics of and the services provided by these landscapes. We will: 1-Analyse published and newly collected data to identify relationships and mechanisms linking Pets, response to LUC, and effects on ecosystem functioning; 2-Design, test and disseminate trait-based indicators of changes in ecosystem services in response to LUC; 3-Based on new scenarios integrating ecological, socio-cultural and economic data, generate LUC projections to assess, in concentration with stakeholders, the vulnerability of ecosystem services within and across regions.

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
Address
Route De Mende 1919
34293 Montpellier
France

Participants (12)

ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI
Greece
Address
University Campus
54006 Thessaloniki
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Rue De La Piscine, 2233
38041 Grenoble
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
France
Address
Chemin De Borde-rouge, Auzeville
31326 Castanet Tolosan
INSTITUTE OF MARINE RESEARCH
Portugal
Address
C/o Universidade De Coimbra - Departaments Of Zool
3000 Coimbra
LIGA PARA A PROTECCAO DA NATUREZA
Portugal
Address
Estrada Do Calhariz De Benfica, 187
1500-124 Lisboa
MACAULAY LAND USE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
Address
Craigiebuckler
AB15 8QH Aberdeen
NORWEGIAN FOUNDATION FOR NATURE RESEARCH AND CULTURAL HERITAGE RESEARCH
Norway
Address
Tungasletta 2
7485 Trondheim
STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
5,Lilla Frescativägen 5
106 91 Stockholm
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
Address
Place L. Pasteur 3 Mercator
1348 Louvain-la-neuve
UNIVERSITE JOSEPH FOURIER - GRENOBLE 1
France
Address
Rue De La Piscine 2233
38041 Grenoble
UNIVERSITY OF OLDENBURG
Germany
Address
Carl-von-ossietzky-strasse 9-11
26111 Oldenburg
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH BOHEMIA
Czechia
Address
Branisovska 31
370 05 Ceske Budejovice