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Project Profile: CLIMTREE

Ecological and Socioeconomic Impacts of Climate-Induced Tree Diebacks in Highland Forests

Who?

Principal Investigators: Carlos Lopez Vaamonde, Addis Abbaba University, France
Partners: Christopher Bouget, National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture, France
Douglas Yu, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Diego Fontaneto, Institute of Ecosystem Study, France
Rodolphe Rougerie, National Museum of Natural History, France
Laurent Larrieu, French National Institute for Agricultural Research and National Center for Forest Owners - Research, Development and Innovation Department, France
Jörg Müller, Bavarian Forest National Park, Germany
Philippe Deuffic, National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture, France
Marius Mayer, University of Greifswald, Germany
Rhett Harrison, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
David Pettenella, Padova University, Italy
Michael Monaghan, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Germany
Elisabeth Herniou, Insect Biology Research Institute, The National Center for Scientific Research-François Rabelais University, France
Sponsors: French National Research Agency, France
National Research Council - Department of Earth System Science and Environmental Technologies, Italy
German Research Foundation, Germany
National Natural Science Foundation of China, China

What?

Full Project Title: Ecological and Socioeconomic Impacts of Climate-Induced Tree Diebacks in Highland Forests
Full Call Title: Mountains2015
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Why?

Project Objective: To study the impact of climate change and forest management on the biodiversity of highland forests, CLIMTREE will quantify changes in species richness and composition of a wide range of terrestrial and freshwater organism This project will also measure changes in functional diversity for several focal groups recognized as regulators and indicators of key water and soil processes and ecosystem services.
Call Objective: This call aims at fostering research on climate, environmental and related societal change in mountain regions, considering both new measurements, recovery of existing data, and the development and use of integrated modelling strategies by adopting a strong trans- and inter-disciplinary approach.

Where?

Regions: Asia, Europe
Countries: China

When?

Duration:
Call Date: April 1, 2015
Project Award Date: 2015