BiodivERsA’s second joint call funded seven research projects of scientific excellence and policy relevance, on the topic of “biodiversity and ecosystem services and their valuation.”The kick-off meeting (May 31 and June 1, 2012, in Stockholm, SE) was the opportunity for a presentation and a short discussion of each projects, followed by three keynote addresses.
The 7 projects
APPEAL – Assessment and valuation of pest suppression potential through biological control in European agricultural landscapes (project flyer)
CONNECT – Linking biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services: Advancing insights in tradeoffs and synergies between biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and ecosystem service values for improved integrated biodiversity policy (project flyer)
FarmLand – European network on farmland heterogeneity, biodiversity and ecosystem services (project flyer)
INVALUABLE – Integrating valuations, markets and policies for biodiversity and ecosystem services (project flyer)
SmallFOREST – Biodiversity and ecosystem services of small forest fragments in European landscapes (project flyer)
Soil Crust InterNational (SCIN) – Understanding and valuing biological soil protection of disturbed and open land surfaces (project flyer; presentation slides)
URBES – Urban biodiversity and ecosystem services (project flyer)
The 2010-2011 projects represents €9.5 millions of funding.
For detailed information on the call, its development, implementation, and results, please see the call brochure: BiodivERsA 2010-2011 call for proposals: “Biodiversity and ecosystem services, their valuation.”
The 7 projects presentations, left to right: SCIN, Allan Green; FarmLAND, Jean-Louis Martin;
CONNECT, Peter Verburg; INVALUABLE, Romain Pirard; URBES, Thomas Elmqvist;
SmallFOREST, Guillaume Decocq; APPEAL, Mattias Jonsson
The keynote presentations
“Ecosystem service assessment is reaching businesses and policy, so where are the next challenges for science?”
Wolfgang Cramer, research Director at the Mediterranean Institute for Biodiversity and Ecology (IMBE, Aix-en-Provence, France)
Wolfgang Cramer was a member of the scientific evaluation committee in the selection process of the 2010-2011 Biodiversa Call.
Cramer’s main scientific contributions were initially in the area of modelling forest dynamics under climate change. He now seeks a broader understanding of biosphere dynamics at the global and continental scale, including aspects of natural and human disturbance as well as biodiversity. He is a contributor in many roles to the IPCC and the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. (pdf presentation)
“The economics of natural resource management and environmental policies”
Carl Folke, science director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre(Stokholm, Sweden)
Carl Folke has extensive experience in cross-disciplinary collaborations between natural and social scientists. He has worked with ecosystem dynamics and services as well as with the social and economic dimensions of ecosystem management and proactive measures to manage resilience.
“Strengthening the global science-policy interface on biodiversity and ecosystem services — lessons from the establishment of IPBES”
Lars Berg, Swedish Ministry of Environment
The French national agency for research (ANR) was the 2010-2011 call secretariat, and organised this event with the support of the Swedish research council for environment, agricultural sciences & spatial planning (FORMAS).