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Effects of precipitation change on terrestrial ecosystems - a workshop and networking activity.

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 16066

  • Start date

    1 October 2005

  • End date

    31 July 2006

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 143 100

  • EU contribution

    € 143 100

Coordinated by:

FORSKNINGSCENTER RISOE

Denmark

Objective

EPRECOT will organise a workshop on the effects of precipitation change on terrestrial ecosystems in order to bring together international research groups and experiences from precipitation related research.The ultimate goal of the workshop will be to faci litate future international research collaboration within the field between European researchers and researchers from the US and developing countries.The workshop will do this by evaluating our present knowledge on (i) the direct and indirect responses of terrestrial ecosystems to changes in the quantity and timing of precipitation, and (ii) how changes in water mediate ecosystem response to warming and elevated CO2. The workshop will include 4 main activities:1) present day "state of the art" and knowledge will be summarised and synthesised based on past and present ecosystem scale research projects.2) future key research areas will be pinpointed by the use of ecosystem-models to generate hypotheses about the expected consequences of precipitation changes.3 ) gaps in knowledge and new research activities will be proposed through plenary discussions and a series of working group discussions.4) the results will be disseminated and distributed in a synthesis report, 2 scientific papers and a web-page summary.

Coordinator

FORSKNINGSCENTER RISOE

Address

Frederiksborgvej 399
Roskilde

Denmark

Participants (3)

POTSDAM-INSTITUT FÜR KLIMAFOLGENFORSCHUNG

Germany

UNIVERSITAET BASEL

Switzerland

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION ECOLOGICA Y APLICACIONES FORESTALES

Spain

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 16066

  • Start date

    1 October 2005

  • End date

    31 July 2006

Funded under:

FP6-SUSTDEV

  • Overall budget:

    € 143 100

  • EU contribution

    € 143 100

Coordinated by:

FORSKNINGSCENTER RISOE

Denmark