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Mediterranean terrestrial ecosystems and increasing drought: vulnerability assessment

Objective

The MIND project will address relevant questions concerning the vulnerability of terrestrial Mediterranean Ecosystems to changes in rainfall. The objectives of the project will be achieved by developing unprecedented large-scale manipulative experiments in four sites in Southern Europe (Italy, France, Spain and Portugal). Innovative tools will be used to assess the flows of carbon, water and energy to and from the terrestrial biosphere across the spectrum of time (two to three years) and space (Northern Mediterranean region). The definition of specific Vulnerability Indices and the preparation of a comprehensive Vulnerability Assessment will be the major deliverables of the project. Accordingly, the MIND project will become an unprecedented collaborative, multinational and interdisciplinary effort dealing with Mediterranean ecosystems, in the area of Global Change Research.

Coordinator

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Address
P. Delle Cascine, 18
50144 Firenze
Italy

Participants (10)

ALTERRA B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 3A
6700 AA Wageningen
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Boulevard Sébastien Brant - Pole Api
67400 Illkirch
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Route De Mende 1919
34293 Montpellier
FUNDACION CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS AMBIENTALES DEL MEDITERRANEO
Spain
Address
Parque Tecnologico, C/ Charles Darwin 14
46980 Campamento/paterna
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE AGRONOMIA
Portugal
Address
Tapada Da Ajuda
Lisboa
UNIVERSIT DEGLI STUDI DELLA BASILICATA
Italy
Address
Via Nazario Sauro 85
85100 Potenza
UNIVERSIT DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA
Italy
Address
Via S. Camillo De Lellis
01100 Viterbo
UNIVERSITAET BAYREUTH
Germany
Address
Universitätsstrasse 30
95440 Bayreuth
UNIVERSITE LOUIS PASTEUR, STRASBOURG 1
France
Address
Pole Api - Boulevard Sebastien Brant
67400 Illkirch Graffenstaden
UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
Address
Darwin Building, King's Building, Mayfield Road
EH9 3JG Edinburgh