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Assessing LArge-scale environmental Risks with tested Methods

Objective

Based on a better understanding of terrestrial and freshwater biodiversity and ecosystem functioning ALARM will develop and test methods and protocols for the assessment of large-scale environmental risks in order to minimise negative direct and indirect human impacts. Research will focus on assessment and forecast of changes in biodiversity and in structure, function, and dynamics of ecosystems. This relates to ecosystem services and includes the relationship between society, economy and biodiversity. In particular, risks arising from climate change, environmental chemicals, biological invasions and pollinator loss in the context of current and future European land use patterns will be assessed. There are an increasing number of case studies on the environmental risks subsequent to each of these impacts. This yields an improved understanding on how these act individually and affect living systems. Whereas the knowledge on how they act in concert is poor and ALARM will be the first research initiative with the critical mass needed to deal with such aspects of combined impacts and their consequences. Risk assessments in ALARM will be hierarchical and examine a range of organisational (genes, species, ecosystems), temporal (seasonal, annual, decadal) and spatial scales (habitat, region, continent) determined by the appropriate resolution of current case studies and databases. Socio-economics as a cross-cutting theme will contribute to the integration of driver-specific risk assessment tools and methods and will develop instruments to communicate risks to biodiversity toned users, and indicate policy options to mitigate such risks The ALARM consortium combines the expertise of 53 partners from 26 countries (14 EU, 7 NAS, Israel, Switzerland, and 3 INCO states). ALARM encompasses 7 Sees as full partners with central responsibilities and with a share of more than 10% of the project resources.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-GLOBAL-1
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUER UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Address
Permoser Strasse 15
Leipzig
Germany

Participants (68)

AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
Aarhus C
BIOMATHEMATICS & STATISTICS SCOTLAND
United Kingdom
Address
James Clerk Maxwell Buildings, The King's Buildings
Edinburgh
BOURGAS "PROF. AS. ZLATAROV" UNIVERSITY
Bulgaria
Address
"Yakimov" St.#1
Bourgas
CAB INTERNATIONAL
United Kingdom
Address
Nosworthy Way
Wallingford, Berks
CENTER ZA KARTOGRAFIJO FAVNE IN FLORE
Slovenia
Address
Antoliciceva 1
Miklavz Na Dravskem Polju
CENTRE FOR ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH, POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Poland
Address
Konopnicka 1
Lomianki
CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE SCIENZE DEL MARE
Italy
Address
Via Isonzo 32
Roma
CREAF - CENTER FOR ECOLOGICAL RESERACH AND FORESTRY APPLICATIONS
Spain
Address
Edifici C, Universitat Autònoma De Barcelona
Bellaterra (Barcelona)
EIDGENOSSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZURICH
Switzerland
Address
Rämistrasse 101
Zurich
EL COLEGIO DE LA FRONTERA SUR
Mexico
Address
2,5 Km Carretera Antiguo Aeropuerto
Tapachula Chiapas
ESTONIAN INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, STOCKHOLM ENVIRONMENT INSTITUTE TALLINN CENTRE
Estonia
Address
Lai Street 34
Tallinn
FACULTAD LATINOAMERICANA DE CIENCIAS SOCIALES SEDE ACADEMICA GUATEMALA
Guatemala
Address
5 Avenida 6-23, Zona 9
Guatemala
FINNISH ENVIRONMENT INSTITUTE
Finland
Address
Mechelininkatu 34 A
Helsinki
FUNDACION PARA EL DESARROLLO DE LA ECOLOGIA
Bolivia
Address
Campus Universitario, Calle 27 Cota Cota
La Paz
GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAT GOTTINGEN
Germany
Address
Wilhelmsplatz 1
Gottingen
GESELLSCHAFT FUR ANGEWANDTE LANDSCHAFTSoKOLOGIE UND UMWELTPLANUNG DR. OTT MBH
Germany
Address
Friedhofstrasse 28
Trippstadt
ILMATIETEEN LAITOS
Finland
Address
Vuorikatu 24
Helsinki
INSTITUT FOR BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH SINISA STANKOVIC
Address
142 Despota Stefana Blvd
Belgrade
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
France
Address
147, Rue De L'université'
Paris
INSTITUTE OF BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH CLUJ-NAPOCA
Romania
Address
Republicii 48
Cluj-napoca
INSTITUTE OF BOTANY, ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Czechia
Address
Zamek 1
Pruhonice
INSTITUTE OF CYTOLOGY AND GENETICS, SIBERIAN BRANCH OF RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia
Address
Prospect Lavrentjeva, 10
Novosibirsk
INSTITUTE OF NATURE CONSERVATION, POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Poland
Address
Mickiewicza 33
Krakow
INSTITUTE OF ZOOLOGY - CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
China
Address
25 Beisihuan Xilu, Haidian District
Beijing
INSTITUTO ARGENTINO DE INVESTIGACIONES DE LAS ZONAS ARIDAS
Argentina
Address
Parque San Martin
Mendoza
INTERNATIONAL RICE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Philippines
Address
College Los Banos Laguna
Los Banos
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Address
Oude Markt 13
Leuven
KLAIPEDOS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
Address
Herkaus Manto 84
Klaipeda
LANCASTER UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Bailrigg
LA1 4YQ Lancaster
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
117 Lund
MARINE ORGANISM INVESTIGATIONS
Ireland
Address
3, Marina Village
- Ballina, Killaloe, Co Clare
MARTIN-LUTHER-UNIVERSITAET HALLE-WITTENBERG
Germany
Address
Universitaetsplatz 10
Halle/saale
NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Denmark
Address
Frederiksborgvej 399
Roskilde
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL CENTRE FOR ECOLOGY & HYDROLOGY
United Kingdom
Address
Abbots Ripton
Huntingdon
ODESSA BRANCH OF O.O. KOVALEVSKY INSTITUTE OF BIOLOGY OF SOUTHERN SEAS - NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF UKRAINE
Ukraine
Address
Pushkinskaya Str. 37
Odessa
OLANIS EXPERTENSYSTEME GMBH
Germany
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
Leipzig
PENSOFT PUBLISHERS
Bulgaria
Address
Acad. G. Bonchev Str., Bldg. 6
Sofia
POTSDAM-INSTITUT FUR KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Telegrafenberg A 31
Potsdam
PROCTER & GAMBLE EUROCOR
Belgium
Address
Temselaan 100
Strombeek-bever
SCIENTIFIC-PRACTICAL CENTRE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF BELARUS FOR BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES
Belarus
Address
Akademycheskaya St 27
Minsk
SERI NACHHALTIGKEITSFORSCHUNGS UND -KOMMUNIKATIONS GMBH
Austria
Address
Garnisongasse 7/27
Vienna
ST. PETERSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY
Russia
Address
Universitetskaya Nab. 7/9
St. Petersburg
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Frescativägen 54
Stockholm
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Arrheniusplan 2C
Uppsala
TARTU ULIKOOL
Estonia
Address
Ulikooli St. 18
Tartu
THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LONDON
United Kingdom
Address
Cromwell Road
London
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
Address
Whiteknights House, Whiteknights
Reading
UMEA UNIVERSITY
Sweden
UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA-LA MANCHA
Spain
Address
Plaza De La Universidad, 2
Albacete
UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCION
Chile
Address
-
Concepcion
UNIVERSITAET BAYREUTH
Germany
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 30
Bayreuth
UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
Address
Campus Universitat Autonoma De Barcelona
Bellaterra
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
Address
1, Place De L'université'
Louvain-la-neuve
UNIVERSITY OF BERN
Switzerland
Address
Hochschulstrasse 4
Bern
UNIVERSITY OF EVORA
Portugal
Address
Largo Dos Colegiais
Evora
UNIVERSITY OF HAIFA
Israel
Address
Mount Carmel
Haifa
UNIVERSITY OF HANNOVER
Germany
Address
Welfengarten 1
Hannover
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
Address
Woodhouse Lane
Leeds
UNIVERSITY OF STELLENBOSCH
South Africa
Address
Privaatsak X1, Matieland
Stellenbosch
UNIVERSITY OF THE AEGEAN
Greece
Address
Administration Building, University Hill
Mytilene
UNIVERSITY OF VERSAILLES SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES
France
Address
23, Rue Du Refuge
Versailles
UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA
Austria
Address
Dr. Karl Lueger - Ring 1
Wien
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
Address
-
Heslington, York
UNIVERZITET U NOVOM SADU
Address
Trg Dositeja Obradovica 5
Novi Sad
UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI
Poland
Address
Ul. Golebia 24
Krakow
UTRECHT UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
Utrecht
V.N. SUKACHEV INSTITUTE OF FOREST - RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (SIBERIAN BRANCH)
Russia
Address
Akademgorodok 50
Krasnoyarsk
ZOOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia
Address
Universitetskaya Nab. 1
St. Petersburg