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Marine Coastal Ecosystems Biodiversity and Services in a Changing World (MaCoBioS)

Description:

As the most complex feature of our planet, biodiversity provides us with a range of ecosystem services upon which we depend, such as food, freshwater, pollination and protection against floods. But it’s also in crisis. Knowledge on interrelations between climate change, biodiversity and ecosystem services is key to preserving ecosystems and fully integrating environmental requirements into policymaking.

Considering marine coastal ecosystems (MCEs), which are European priority habitats, the EU-funded MaCoBioS project will investigate, through a multidisciplinary team of experts, the impact of climate change on the most important MCEs, such as seagrass beds, coral reefs, mangroves, coralligenous and calcareous bio-concretion assemblages, salt marshes and kelp forests. It will develop empirical models on interactions between climate change, biodiversity and functions and services of marine coastal ecosystems. MaCoBioS will also work to establish a framework to assess vulnerabilities and it will evaluate the effectiveness of nature-based solutions. The findings will assist in EU strategies on MCEs, biodiversity and climate change.

 

ECCA 2021 - Climate Adaptation solutions video - MaCoBios

Project information

Lead

UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION, United Kingdom

Partners

NOVA BLUE ENVIRONMENT, France
INSTITUT OCEANOGRAPHIQUE PAUL RICARD, France
FUNDACAO GASPAR FRUTUOSO, Portugal
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND MAYNOOTH, Ireland
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH, Netherlands
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS, Spain
UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER, France
FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI, Italy
UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION –UNESCO, France
FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN, Germany
LUNDS UNIVERSITET, Sweden
THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES U WI*, Jamaica
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO, Norway
HUMMING DRONE, France
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER, United Kingdom

Source of funding

H2020-EU.3.5.1. H2020-EU.3.5.2.

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Published in Climate-ADAPT Jun 08 2021   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Feb 02 2022

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