Biodiversity scenarios, which are the outputs of the combination of socio-economic scenarios and models of impacts of global change on biodiversity, are essential tools for:
i) Better understanding and synthesizing a broad range of observations
ii) Providing information about future impacts of global changes such as land use change, invasive alien species, over-exploitation, climate change or pollution
iii) Providing decision support by developing adaptive management strategies
iv) Evaluating the implications of alternative social-economic development pathways and policy options
The grants in the scope of this call promote establishing new international and interdisciplinary networks. The objective is to stimulate networking and capacity building for innovative research across social and natural science disciplines and to enable the scientists to implement innovative research to underpin needed improvements in biodiversity scenario development.
Below please find links to the summaries of the successful networking projects involving Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Norway and South Africa.