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The european dimension of the global observation research initiative in alpine environments - a contribution to gtos (GLORIA-EUROPE)

Objective

The project is proposed to establish an urgently required international network of long-term observation settings to detect climate change-induced effects on alpine mountain ecosystems (i.e. from the tree line upwards). Alpine environments are particularly appropriate for such a network, due to their presence in all major life zones of Europe and due to their high vulnerability and sensitivity to climatic changes. The project aims to implement a particularly cost-effective in site observation of plant biodiversity and vegetation patterns at 72 sites in 18 Target Regions. This includes the development, evaluation and application of standardised observation tools and the assessment of cost-effective options for the long-term operation.

Coordinator

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Address

Administrative Contact

Georg GRABHERR (Prof.)

Participants (20)

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CENTRE ALPIEN DE PHYTOGEOGRAPHIE FONDATION J.M. AUBERT

Switzerland

CIPRA - COMMISSION INTERNATIONALE POUR LA PROTECTION DES ALPES

Liechtenstein

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

GEORGIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Georgia

GOETEBORG UNIVERSITY

Sweden

INSTITUTE OF BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH

Romania

INSTITUTE OF LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY OF THE SLOVAK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Slovakia

INSTITUTE OF PLANT AND ANIMAL ECOLOGY

Russia

LEOPOLD-FRANZENS-UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK

Austria

MEDITERRANEAN AGRONOMIC INSTITUTE OF CHANIA

Greece

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Norway

PERTH COLLEGE

United Kingdom

SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ZUERICH

Switzerland

UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA

Spain

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA

Italy

UNIVERSITY OF ROME "LA SAPIENZA"

Italy

UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA

Italy

WORLD WIDE FUND FOR NATURE (WWF) AUSTRIA

Austria

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK2-CT-2000-00056

  • Start date

    1 January 2001

  • End date

    31 July 2003

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 341 180

  • EU contribution

    € 1 115 507

Coordinated by:

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