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Drivers of Pontocaspian biodiversity RIse and DEmise

Objective

Since the 1930s, the unique endemic aquatic biota of the Caspian-Black Sea region is facing a biodiversity crisis as it is severely affected by anthropogenic activities such as habitat destruction, invasive species and pollution. Understanding long-term natural biotic and abiotic drivers of lake system change and biotic response to perturbations in the past 2 Ma – i.e. gradual, rapid and/or threshold responses – is absolutely necessary to assess the current response of Pontocaspian biota to rising natural- and human-induced perturbations. The Pontocaspian example mirrors the complex global ecological and biodiversity challenge due to Global Change. This challenge can only be addressed through an integrated cross-disciplinary research involving climate, earth- and bio-sciences. PRIDE (Pontocaspian biodiversity RIse and DEmise) is a fully integrated academia-industry training network of scientists with complementary cutting-edge competences. PRIDE focuses on the evolution of Pontocaspian biota over the past 2 million years. The extraordinary endemic biodiversity, coupled with a high-amplitude record of palaeoenvironmental change, makes it an ideal system to study drivers of past and current biodiversity crises. By linking Pontocaspian palaeoenvironmental and biodiversity changes we will reconstruct biological resilience to environmental change and apply this knowledge to the current Pontocaspian biodiversity crisis to model future diversity shifts under different Global Change scenarios. PRIDE will provide outstanding interdisciplinary technical training, new skills acquisition and career development for 15 early stage researchers. An innovative outreach plan will deliver our results to stakeholders and the public. PRIDE results from existing, successful collaborative relationships and will expand to include 17 first-class private and academic geological and biological institutions allowing Europe to remain world-leading in integrated studies of biodiversity change.

Coordinator

STICHTING NATURALIS BIODIVERSITY CENTER
Net EU contribution
€ 510 748,56
Address
Darwinweg 2
2333 CR Leiden
Netherlands

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie Leiden en Bollenstreek
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (9)

JUSTUS-LIEBIG-UNIVERSITAET GIESSEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 747 649,44
Address
Ludwigstrasse 23
35390 Giessen

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Region
Gießen Gießen, Landkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MUZEUL NATIONAL DE ISTORIE NATURALA GRIGORE ANTIPA
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 215 068,68
Address
Sos Pavel Dimitrievici Kiseleff 1
11341 Bucuresti

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Region
Macroregiunea Trei Bucureşti-Ilfov Bucureşti
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 695 185,54
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht

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Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
GIMARIS
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
Karolusgulden 24
2353 TA Leiderdorp

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie Leiden en Bollenstreek
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON

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United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 182 191,92
Address
Kingston Lane
UB8 3PH Uxbridge

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Region
London Outer London — West and North West Harrow and Hillingdon
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 440 297,14
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol

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South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Bristol, City of
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading

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South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Berkshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITATEA DIN BUCURESTI
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 215 068,68
Address
Soseaua Panduri 90
050663 Bucuresti

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Region
Macroregiunea Trei Bucureşti-Ilfov Bucureşti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen

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Region
Bremen Bremen Bremen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (7)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

CASP
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

SENCKENBERG GESELLSCHAFT FUR NATURFORSCHUNG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Senckenberganlage 25
60325 Frankfurt

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Region
Darmstadt Frankfurt am Main, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Pamukkale Universitesi
Turkey
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Pamukkale Universitesi Kinikli
20070 Denizli

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Region
Ege Aydın Denizli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

I.I. SCHMALHAUSEN INSTITUTE OF ZOOLOGY OF NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF UKRAINE - IZNASU
Ukraine
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Vul. B. Khmelnytskogo 15
01601 Kyiv

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

M.V. LOMONOSOV MOSCOW STATE UNIVERSITY
Russia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Geology Institute of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences
Azerbaijan
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Huseyn Javid Avenue 29a
AZ1143 Baku

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00