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Increasing Sustainability of European Forests: Modelling for Security Against Invasive Pests and Pathogens under Climate Change

Objective

European forests are under unprecedented threat from the combined forces of climate change and large increases in the numbers of alien invasive pests and pathogens resulting from changes in patterns of global trade. Interactions between climate change, including likely changes in both mean temperatures and precipitation, will have serious impacts on the susceptibility of forest ecosystems to damage by pests and pathogens, and a large number of novel, unprecedented forest health problems are likely to occur in the near future. These problems will lead to reductions in primary production, with consequent losses in yields, biodiversity and other multi-functional roles of forests. Local extinctions of highly susceptible plant species may also result. The ISEFOR project will address these problems through:  the identification of key groups of potentially invasive alien organisms,  the development of accurate, state-of-the art diagnostic methods to detect and quantify both known and unknown threats,  an in depth analysis of the plant nursery trade, the major poorly controlled pathway for distribution of alien pests and pathogens, and  through the development of modelling software enabling the prediction of geographical areas at risk of attack by alien invasive pests and pathogens under climate change scenarios. The efficacy of the ISEFOR project will be enhanced through the use of the recently developed large databases of alien pest and pathogen threats, and interfacing with other EU-funded projects dealing with plant health issues. Results will be directed to the national plant protection organisations through targeted workshops.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/agronomy/plant protection
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/botany
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/atmospheric sciences/climatology/climatic changes
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2009-3
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP-SICA - Small/medium-scale focused research project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries(SICA)

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
Address
King's College Regent Walk
AB24 3FX Aberdeen
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 536 118
Administrative Contact
Elizabeth Rattray (Dr.)

Participants (16)

CONFEDERATION EUROPEENNE DES PROPRIETAIRES FORESTIERS ASBL

Participation ended

Luxembourg
EU contribution
€ 25 000
Address
Rue Des Foyers 6
1537 Luxembourg
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Morten Thoroe (Mr.)
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 251 199
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ingrid Ragnarsdotter Jajke (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE DE NEUCHATEL
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 276 000
Address
Faubourg De L'hopital 41
2000 Neuchatel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Edward Mitchell (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 151 800
Address
Via S Maria In Gradi 4
01100 Viterbo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sandra Bertuccini (Dr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 175 922
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alberto Santini (Dr.)
INSTYTUT BADAWCZY LESNICTWA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 134 838
Address
Braci Lesnej 3
05 090 Sekocin Stary
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Justyna Nowakowska (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 200 400
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Philippe Vincke (Prof.)
ITA-SUOMEN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 235 500
Address
Yliopistonranta 1 E
70211 Kuopio
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mika Saikkonen
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 237 618
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pierre-Jean Ballard (Mr.)
CAB INTERNATIONAL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 199 716
Address
Noseworthy Way
OX10 8DE Wallingford
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ulrich Kuhlmann (Dr.)
Saint-Petersburg State Forest Academy
Russia
EU contribution
€ 75 060
Address
Institutsky 5
194021 Saint Petersburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andrey Selikhovkin (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 428 593
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karl Stampfer (Prof.)
European State Forest Association
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 12 500
Address
Rue Du Luxembourg 66
1000 Brussels
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Martin Lindell (Mr.)
CONFEDERATION EUROPEENNE DES PROPRIETAIRES FORESTIERS ASBL
Belgium
Address
Rue Du Luxembourg 66
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Morten Thoroe (Mr.)
Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 12 500
Address
World Trade Center 1 Route De L'aéroport 10
CH-1215 Geneva
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Sarah Price (Ms.)
INSTITUTE OF BOTANY, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
China
EU contribution
€ 20 417
Address
Nanxincun, Xiangshan 20
100093 Beijing
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jianghua Sun (Prof.)