Project Profile: Future BirdScenarios
Conservation policy in a changing world: integrating citizen science data from national monitoring schemes to model impacts of global change scenarios
|Principal Investigators:||Brett Sandercock, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, Norway|
|Partners:||Wesley Hochachka, Cornell University, United States
Åke Lindström, Lund University, Sweden
Tomas Pärt, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
Aleksi Lehikoinen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Jon Brommer, University of Turku, Finland
|Sponsors:||Academy of Finland, Finland
Research Council of Norway, Norway
National Science Foundation, United States
|Full Project Title:||Conservation policy in a changing world: integrating citizen science data from national monitoring schemes to model impacts of global change scenarios|
|Full Call Title:||Biodiversity2017|
|Project Objective:||Future BirdScenarios will be a novel synthesis of long-term data from a suite of national bird monitoring programs, and we will develop state-of-the-art statistical tools to predict future bird distributions under alternative global change scenarios. The research questions of the project's four work packages are:
a) Which functional traits are the best predictors of the effects of environmental change on the abundance and distributions of birds, and how will turnover in local and regional community structure affect ecosystem services?
b) How can we mitigate the effects of climate change and human land use as drivers of change for breeding bird populations?
c) How can we improve the conservation value of networks of protected areas if bird distributions change in the future?
d) How will cross-seasonal interactions between the breeding and nonbreeding seasons affect avian responses to global change?
|Call Objective:||The Call addresses two major (non-exclusive) priorities:
- Development and application of scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services across spatial scales of relevance to multiple types of decisions;
- Consideration of multiple dimensions of biodiversity and ecosystem services in biodiversity scenarios.
|Call Date:||October 2, 2017|
|Project Award Date:||July 13, 2018|