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Assessing climate change effects on land use and ecosystems: from regional analysis to the european scale

Assessing climate change effects on land use and ecosystems: from regional analysis to the european scale

Objective

The proposed project will study the impact of climate change on land use and biological resources in managed ecosystems. The integration of existing impact models of agriculture, forestry, species distribution and habitat fragmentation within a common framework will enable impacts to be synthesised across sectors, disciplines and global change problems. The principal deliverable will be a method for the integrated assessment of ecosystem vulnerability arising from environmental change in Europe. Vulnerability will be assessed using key physical and economic indicators at both the European and regional scales. Critical stress factors (or thresholds) of climate change will be derived from the integrated models. This will assist in the development of strategies for the sustainable management of land use change and nature conservation. The research will provide information supporting the conventions on climate change and biological diversity.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Address

Place L. Pasteur 3 Mercator
1348 Louvain-La-Neuve

Belgium

Administrative Contact

Marcel CROCHET (Professor)

Participants (12)

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CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

DANISH RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF FOOD ECONOMICS

Denmark

FUNDATIA PENTRU TEHNOLOGIA INFORMATIEI APLICATE IN MEDIU, AGRICULTURA SI SCHIMBARI GLOBALE

Romania

INSTITUTE OF AGROPHYSICS - POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Poland

MENDEL UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY

Czechia

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF METEOROLOGY AND HYDROLOGY - BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Bulgaria

RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR SOIL SCIENCE AND AGROCHEMISTRY

Romania

SILSOE RESEARCH INSTITUTE

United Kingdom

SZENT ISTVAN UNIVERSITY

Hungary

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA

Italy

UNIVERSITY OF THE AEGEAN

Greece

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK2-CT-2000-00061

  • Start date

    1 January 2001

  • End date

    30 June 2004

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 991 816

  • EU contribution

    € 1 468 636

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Belgium