BiodivERsA call for proposals on
biodiversity and ecosystem services and their valuation
The European partners in the BiodivERsA network have joined efforts to organize and fund a Pan-European call for international research projects on biodiversity and ecosystem services and their valuation.
The call addressed the following themes, across all ecosystems and organisms:
- a) Relationships between biodiversity and ecosystem services;
- b) Valuation of biodiversity and ecosystem services (monetary and non monetary), and better incorporation of biodiversity and ecosystem services into society and policy.
7 projects were selected for €9.6M funding among 7 countries.
- APPEAL – Assessment and valuation of Pest suppression potential through biological control in European Agricultural Landscapes. Participating countries: SE (coordinator: Mattias Jonsson), DE, AT
- CONNECT – Linking biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services: advancing insights in tradeoffs and synergies between biodiversity, ecosystem functionning and ecosystem service values for improved integrated biodiversity strategy. Participating countries: NL(coordinator: Peter Verburg), FR, DE, SE, ES
- FarmLand – European Network on Farmland heterogeneity, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. Participating countries: FR (coordinator: Jean-Louis Martin), ES, DE, UK, CA
- INVALUABLE – Integrating Valuations, Markets and Policies for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. Participating countries: FR (coordinator: Romain Pirard), NL, ES, DE, NL
- SmallFOREST – Biodiversity and ecosystem services of small forest fragments in European landscapes. Participating countries: FR (coordinator: Guillaume Decocq), DE, ES, SE, ES, BE
- SCIN – Soil Crust InterNational (SCIN) – Understanding and valuing biological soil protection of disturbed and open land surfaces. Participating countries: DE (coordinator: Burkhard Büdel), ES, AT, SE
- URBES – Urban Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. Participating countries: SE(coordinator: Thomas Elmquist), ES, NL, DE, AT, FI
The evaluation of the research proposals was completed in two steps. On March the 4th, the members of the Evaluation Committee (EC) met to organise the analysis of the 53 proposals submitted. Each proposal was evaluated by external reviewers in March – April. Then, on May 2nd and 3rd, the committee met again to complete the evaluation analysis and produce the fnal ranking.
The EC members were divided between a scientific sub-committee and a policy relevance sub-committee respectively led by Kaisa Kononen (chair of the EC) and Peter Bridgewater (vice-chair of the EC). Their evaluation followed specific guidelines and criteria established for each sub-committee. The final ranking of the proposals was in compliance with a scoring grid initially defined.
- Chair of the Committee (and Chair of the Evaluation Committee): KONONEN Kaisa
- ALGIRDAS Augustaitis
- ARBACIAUSKAS Kestutis
- BRADSHAW Richard
- CASAMAYOR Emilio Ortega
- CRAMER Wolfgang
- GROS Philippe
- JONCKHEERE Inge
- KALBITZ karsten
- LAMBIN Xavier
- MACE Georgina
- MILDAZIENE Vida
- MORALES Beatriz
- MOSBRUGGER Volker
- PAULSEN Sandra
- PHAM Jean-Louis
- SCHAMINEE Joop
- SYLVAIN jean-François
- WEBER Jacques
- ZIEGENHAGEN Birgit
- Chair of the Committee (and Chair of the Evaluation Committee): BRIDGEWATER Peter
- BECK Erwin
- BEJA Pedro
- GAUTHIEZ François
- KORN Horst
- MANRIQUE Esteban
- VAN OPSTAL Sander
- VON TEUFFEL Konstantin
8 countries have been involved in this call.
The countries and agencies that initially participated in this call are Austria (FWF), Estonia (ETF), France (ANR and MEEDDM), Germany (PT-DLR/BMBF and DFG), Lithuania (RCL), The Netherlands (NWO), Spain (MICINN), and Sweden (FORMAS and SEPA).
The actual funding is approximatively 9,622,000€ paid as follows:
Amount of funding