BiodivERsA launched in November 2011 its third joint call on “Biodiversity dynamics: developing scenarios, identifying tipping points and improving resilience of ecosystems.” This call addressed a topic at the forefront of the biodiversity field, and was organised around the three following themes:
- Developing integrated biodiversity scenarios
- Understanding and predicting biodiversity resilience and tipping points
- Decision support for biodiversity policy and management
41 full proposals were evaluated, and partners proposed to fund the top nine research projects, all excellent in terms of science quality and policy relevance. The total funding amount will be close to 8.5 M€. The nine selected projects are:
BUFFER: Partially protected areas as buffers to increase the linked social-ecological resilience in coastal ecosystems. Participating countries: FR (coordinator), NO, PT, SE
CoForTips: Congo basin forests: tipping points for biodiversity conservation and resilience of forested social and ecological systems Participating countries: FR (coordinator), AT, BE.
EC21C: European Conservation for the 21st Century. Participating countries: PT (coordinator), DE, FR, SE.
FISHCON: Biodiversity scenarios for fragmented landscapes; freshwater connectivity and the future of fish diversity. Participating countries: NO (coordinator), DE, SE
LIMNOTIP: Biodiversity dynamics and tipping points in our future freshwater ecosystems.Participating countries: SE (coordinator), AT, DE, NO
REGARDS: Resilience of marginal grasslands and biodiversity management decision support.Participating countries: FR (coordinator), AT, BE, DE, NO
SIGNAL: European gradients of resilience in the face of climate extremes.Participating countries: DE (coordinator), BE, BG, FR
TipTree: Scenarios for forest biodiversity dynamics under global change in Europe: identifying micro-evolutionary scale tipping points. Participating countries: FR (coordinator), DE, SE
TIPPINGPOND: Tipping points, biodiversity, resilience and ecosystem services: Ponds as model systems. Participating countries: BE (coordinator), DE, FR, SE