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Predicting changes in species interactions following species loss in hydroelectric reservoir islands

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 792678

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 December 2019

  • End date

    30 November 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 183 454,80

  • EU contribution

    € 183 454,80

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

United Kingdom

Project description

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Studying space interactions in hydroelectric dam ecosystems

The rising need for energy led to the proliferation of hydroelectric dams worldwide. However, damming is associated with some negative impacts on the environment, significantly affecting local ecosystems and tropical forests in particular. Damming causes habitat loss and fragmentation. It is noticed that after the inundation of an area, the ridgetops become islands with their own ecosystems. The EU-funded Lost-Biodiv project is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action that intends to analyse the environmental impacts of the ecosystems of these islands. It will particularly study and evaluate the interactions between species in 35 forest islands and three mainland continuous forest areas in the biggest hydroelectric dam in South America. The research will use available data on vertebrates, invertebrates and plants.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

Address

Earlham Road
Nr4 7tj Norwich

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 183 454,80

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 792678

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 December 2019

  • End date

    30 November 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 183 454,80

  • EU contribution

    € 183 454,80

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

United Kingdom