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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.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Address
Place L. Pasteur 3 Mercator
1348 Louvain-la-neuve
Belgium

Participants (12)

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
1,General Segura 1
04001 Almeria
DANISH RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF FOOD ECONOMICS
Denmark
Address
Gammel Koege Landevej 1-3
2500 Valby
FUNDATIA PENTRU TEHNOLOGIA INFORMATIEI APLICATE IN MEDIU, AGRICULTURA SI SCHIMBARI GLOBALE
Romania
Address
Sfintii Voievozi Nr.6
78109 Bucuresti
INSTITUTE OF AGROPHYSICS - POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Poland
Address
4,Ul. Doswiadczalna 4
20 290 Lublin
MENDEL UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY
Czechia
Address
Zemedelska 1
613 00 Brno
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF METEOROLOGY AND HYDROLOGY - BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Bulgaria
Address
66,Tzarigradsko Shaussee 66
1784 Sofia
RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR SOIL SCIENCE AND AGROCHEMISTRY
Romania
Address
B-dul Marasti 61
71331 Bucuresti
SILSOE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
Address
Wrest Park, Silsoe
MK454HS Silsoe,bedford
SZENT ISTVAN UNIVERSITY
Hungary
Address
Pater K. Utca 1
2103 Godollo
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Address
Mansfield Road 1A
OX1 3TB Oxford
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
Address
Via Romea 16
35020 Legnaro
UNIVERSITY OF THE AEGEAN
Greece
Address
17,Karantoni 17
81100 Mytilini