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Functional significance of forest biodiversity in Europe

Objective

FunDivEUROPE (FUNctional significance of forest bioDIVersity in EUROPE) proposes to quantify the effects of forest biodiversity on ecosystem function and services in major European forest types in the main bioclimatic regions of Europe. FunDivEUROPE will be based on four scientific platforms and seven cross-cutting Work Packages.

The project will combine a global network of tree diversity experiments (Experimental Platform) with a newly designed network of observational plots in six focal regions within Europe (Exploratory Platform). Additionally, the project will integrate an in-depth analysis of inventory-based datasets of existing forest monitoring networks to extend the scope to larger spatial and temporal scales (Inventory Platform). FunDivEUROPE will thus combine the strengths of various scientific approaches to explore and quantify the significance of forest biodiversity for a very large range of ecosystem processes and ecosystem services. Using modeling and state-of-the-art techniques for quantitative synthesis, the project will integrate information gained from the different platforms to assess the performance of pure and mixed species stands under changing climate. In addition to the three research platforms, FunDivEUROPE will set up a Knowledge Transfer Platform in order to foster communication, aggregation and synthesis of individual findings in the Work Packages and communication with stakeholders, policy makers and the wider public. The information gained should thus enable forest owners, forest managers and forest policy makers to adapt policies and management for sustainable use of forest ecosystems in a changing environment, capitalizing on the potential effects of biodiversity for ecosystem functioning. The experiences gained within FunDivEUROPE will finally allow contributing to the development of the European Long-Term Ecosystem Research Network, complementing existing forest observation and monitoring networks.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2010
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ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
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Fahnenbergplatz
79098 Freiburg
Germany
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 723 315,21
Administrative Contact
Michael Scherer-Lorenzen (Prof.)

Participants (25)

NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION.

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Greece
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€ 10 083,45
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Egialias And Chalepa Street, Maroussi 19
15125 Athens
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kalliopi Radoglou (Dr.)
Metsantutkimuslaitos

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Finland
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Jokiniemenkuja 1
01370 Vantaa
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Research Organisations
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Leena Iisalo (Ms.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 234 184,25
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Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
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Research Organisations
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Wim De Vries (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
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€ 514 830
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Manfred Josef Lexer (Prof.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 167 903,54
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jocelyn Mere (Mr.)
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
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€ 249 645,98
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Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
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Research Organisations
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Eusebio Jiménez Arroyo (Mr.)
FORSTLICHE VERSUCHS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT BADEN-WUERTTEMBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 256 755
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Wonnhaldestrasse 4
79100 Freiburg
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Research Organisations
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Klaus Von Wilpert (Dr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
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€ 490 264
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
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Research Organisations
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Hervé Jactel (Dr.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
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€ 293 160
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Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
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Tine Heylen (Ms.)
LUONNONVARAKESKUS
Finland
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€ 514 292,42
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Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki
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Leena Iisalo (Ms.)
MARTIN-LUTHER-UNIVERSITAT HALLE-WITTENBERG
Germany
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€ 231 075
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Universitatsplatz 10
6108 Halle
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Sigrid Köhne (Dr.)
ELLINIKOS GEORGIKOS ORGANISMOS - DIMITRA
Greece
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€ 96 785,54
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Kourtidou 56-58
11145 Athina
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Kalliopi Radoglou (Dr.)
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Sweden
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€ 253 665
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Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
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Ingrid Ragnarsdotter Jajke (Ms.)
ROYAL HOLLOWAY AND BEDFORD NEW COLLEGE
United Kingdom
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€ 270 190
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Egham Hill University Of London
TW20 0EX Egham
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Jenny Febry (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALCALA
Spain
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€ 171 701,90
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Plaza De San Diego
28801 Alcala De Henares/madrid
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Miguel Angel Zavala (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET BERN
Switzerland
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€ 273 320
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Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern
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Markus Fischer (Prof.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
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€ 170 004
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Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
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Renata Schaeffer (Ms.)
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
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€ 376 706,03
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Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
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Ivan Kristoffersen (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
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€ 268 509
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Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
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Luciana Giovannetti (Prof.)
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Germany
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€ 43 232
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Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
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Annette Schmidt (Ms.)
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
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€ 541 430
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Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
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Nathalie Vandepitte (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET LEIPZIG
Germany
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€ 446 780
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Ritterstrasse 26
04109 Leipzig
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Gerhard Fuchs (Mr.)
UNIVERSITATEA STEFAN CEL MARE DIN SUCEAVA
Romania
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€ 158 030
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Strada University 13
720229 Suceava
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Olivier Bouriaud (Dr.)
UNIWERSYTET WARSZAWSKI
Poland
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€ 211 884,68
Address
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 26/28
00 927 Warszawa
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Bogdan Jaroszewicz (Dr.)
University of Zurich
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 21 660
Address
Ramistrasse 71
8006 Zurich
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Andrew Hector (Prof.)