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.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
20 290 Lublin
613 00 Brno