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Project for the Advancement of Networked Science in Amazonia

Project for the Advancement of Networked Science in Amazonia

Objective

PAN-AMAZONIA encompasses three integrated scientific networks designed to meld together currently disparate research efforts across the Amazon Basin in terms of global change and tropical forest ecosystem function. Specifically addressing current European Union carbon cycle and biodiversity priorities, PAN-AMAZONIA will form and strengthen transactional networks covering forest diversity and dynamics, tree biodiversity and whole ecosystem physiology and carbon dynamics, involving around 70 researchers from ten Latin American countries linked together with the overall aim of advancing our long term understanding of Amazonian forest structure and function in the face of global change. With the specific support of the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research, training of Latin American early stage researchers will form a key focus of PAN-AMAZONIA, with six Advanced Study Workshops to be held with instruction provided by leading European and South American scientists. Early on in the project exceptional students will be identified at the early postgraduate level for Investigator Pan-Amazonian Fellowships. Those selected will work in close liaison with top-level European scientists on previously identified projects that specifically address comparison and integration of research across the Amazon Basin. Integration of global change research in the Amazon will be further strengthened by producing a comprehensive set of multilingual manuals and by synthesizing existing knowledge of forest biodiversity, ecology and change into authoritative database products. By forming new Regional Research Networks and strengthening European co-operation with Latin-American partners, PAN-AMAZONIA will develop the critical mass of human capacity and techniques for monitoring and understanding the Amazon ecosystem's role in climate change and maintenance of biodiversity, and the effects of global change on the Amazon ecosystem.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

Address

Universities Offices, Wellington Square
Oxford

United Kingdom

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Participants (9)

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UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

United Kingdom

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT AMSTERDAM

Netherlands

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RESEARCH SCIENTIFIQUE

France

ALTERRA

Netherlands

UTRECHT UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DA PESQUISAS NA AMAZONIA

Brazil

MUSEU PARAENSE EMILIO GOELDI

Brazil

MUSEO DE HISTORIA NATURAL NOEL KEMPFF MERCADO

Bolivia

UNIVERSITY OF EDINGBURGH

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 505335

  • Start date

    1 January 2004

  • End date

    31 December 2006

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 387 040

  • EU contribution

    € 387 040

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom