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Integrated Project to Evaluate the Impacts of Global Change on European Freshwater Ecosystems

Objective

Freshwater ecosystems, under stress from land-use change and pollution, face additional pressures from climate change, directly and through interaction with other drivers of change. Euro-lampas is concerned with the science required to understand and manage the ecological consequences of these interactions. It is relevant to the Water Framework Directive and other international directives and protocols and supports the Em’s Charter on Sustainable Development. The Project comprises a consortium of leading scientists to integrate river, lake and wetland ecosystem science at the catchments scale. It focuses on the key drivers of aquatic ecosystem change (land-use, nutrients, acid deposition and toxic substances) and examines their interactions with global, especially climate, change using time-series analysis, space-for-time substitution, palaeolimnology, experiments and process modelling. It considers these interactions at 3 critical time-scales:
(i) hours/days, concerned with changes in the magnitude and frequency of extreme events;
(ii) seasons, concerned with changes in ecosystem function and life-cycle strategies of freshwater biota;
(iii) years/decades, concerned with ecological response to environmental pressure, including stress reduction and ecosystem recovery. An innovative toolkit for integrated catchments analysis and modelling will be developed to simulate hydrological, hydro chemical and ecological processes at the catchments scale for use in assessing the potential impact of global change under different climate and socio-economic scenarios. A unified system of ecological indicators for monitoring freshwater ecosystem health, and new methods for defining reference conditions and restoration strategies will be developed. These will take into account the probable impacts of future climate change and the need for a holistic approach to restoration based on habitat connectivity.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-GLOBAL-1
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
Address
Gower Street
London
United Kingdom

Participants (37)

AARHUS UNIVERSITET.
Denmark
Address
Norde Ringgade 1
Aarhus C
ROYAL HOLLOWAY AND BEDFORD NEW COLLEGE.
United Kingdom
Address
Egham Hill
Egham, Surrey
UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
Germany
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 2
Essen
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING.
United Kingdom
Address
Whiteknights
Reading
ALTERRA B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 3
Wageningen
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
Swindon Wilthshire
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTÍFICAS
Spain
Address
Serrano 117
Madrid
IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB
Sweden
Address
Valhallavaegen 81
Stockholm
NORSK INSTITUTT FOR VANNFORSKNING (NIVA)
Norway
Address
Brekkeveien 19
Oslo
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Arrheniusplan 2C
Uppsala
SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Finland
Address
Mechelininkatu 34 A
140 Helsinki
UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Austria
Address
Innrain 52
Innsbruck
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
Address
Abercromby Square
Liverpool
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
Wien
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
Roma
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS)
France
Address
Rue Michel-ange 3
Paris
EAWAG - EIDGENOESSISCHE ANSTALT FUR WASSERVERSORGUNG ABWASSERREINIGUNG UND GEWAESSERSCHUTZ
Switzerland
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 133
Duebendorf
THE GOULANDRIS NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
Greece
Address
Levidou 13
Kifrissia
ENTERA INGENIEURGESELLSCHAFT FUR PLANNUNG UND INFORMATIONSTECHNOLOGIE GBR
Germany
Address
Alte Herrenhaeuser Strasse 32
Hannover
HYDROBIOLOGICKY USTAV, AKADEMIE VID CESKE REPUBLIKY
Czechia
Address
Na Sadkach 7
Ceske Budejovice
UNIVERZITA KARLOVA V PRAZE
Czechia
Address
Ovocny Trh 5
Prague 1
HYDROMOD DR. K DUWE, K. PFEIFFER, J. POST, G. DUNKEL, DR DR H BAUMERT GBR
Germany
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 52
Wedel
VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG
Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
Amsterdam
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Address
Oude Markt 13
Leuven
MASARYKOVA UNIVERZITA V BRNO -
Czechia
Address
Zerotinovo Namesti 8
Brno
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
Barcelona
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUER UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Germany
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
Leipzig
UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA.
Spain
Address
C/ Cuesta Del Hospicio S/n
Granada
UNIVERSITY OF ICELAND
Iceland
Address
(Haskoli Islands) Sudurgata
Reykjavik
UNIVERSITATEA DIN BUCURESTI
Romania
Address
Bdul Mihail Kogalniceanu 36-46 Sector 5
Bucharest
UNIVERSITE DE RENNES 1
France
Address
Rue Du Thabor 2
Rennes
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
Utrecht
WATER PROBLEMS INSTITUTE OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia
Address
Gubkina 3
Moscow
TRENT UNIVERSITY
Canada
Address
1600 West Bank Drive
Petersborough, Ontario
CESKA GEOLOGICKA SLUZBA
Czechia
Address
Klarov 3/131
Prague 1
THE MACAULAY LAND USE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
Address
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen
BIOLOGICKE CENTRUM AKADEMIE VID CESKE REPUBLIKY
Czechia
Address
Branisovska, 31
Ceske Budejovice