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Advanced terrestrial ecosystem analysis and modelling (ATEAM)

Advanced terrestrial ecosystem analysis and modelling (ATEAM)

Objective

We propose to assess the vulnerability of major European ecosystem types and the services they provide, to global environmental change. Based on a definition of services established with stakeholders, a suite of numerical models will be adapted and validated for the European conditions. Multiple scenarios of future environmental change (economic, atmospheric composition, climate, land use and nitrogen deposition) are used to derive a set of scenarios for changing ecosystem services. These changes will be analysed quantitatively and communicated and discussed with stakeholders. A basic result is a set of "vulnerability maps", depicting, for certain basic assumptions of change, and several time-slices through the 21st century, which regions, ecosystems and services are potentially more vulnerable to change than others.

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Coordinator

POTSDAM INSTITUTE FOR CLIMATE IMPACT RESEARCH

Address

Telegrafenberg C4
1441 Potsdam

Germany

Administrative Contact

Hans-Joachim SCHELLNHUBER (Prof. Dr.)

Participants (13)

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CENTRE DE RECERCA ECOLOGIA I APLICACIONS FORESTALS

Spain

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE

France

EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE

Finland

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.

Germany

ROTHAMSTED RESEARCH LIMITED

United Kingdom

SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ZUERICH

Switzerland

UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA-LA MANCHA

Spain

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Belgium

UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK2-CT-2000-00075

  • Start date

    1 January 2001

  • End date

    30 June 2004

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 397 411

  • EU contribution

    € 2 851 823

Coordinated by:

POTSDAM INSTITUTE FOR CLIMATE IMPACT RESEARCH

Germany