BiodivERsA Research Project SIGNAL
Laufzeit: 2013 – 2016
The SIGNAL research project, funded by the BiodivERsA call of the ERA-Net, focuses on the effects of extreme weather events on biodiversity, ecosystem functions, resilience and tipping points in grasslands along a pan-European climatic gradient.
to asses resilience status and the functional significance of biodiversity elements for the maintenance of ecosystem functioning in grasslands prone to climate extremes
to investigate how resilience status and early warning signals of regime shift may vary across different bioclimatic regions of Europe
to combine the strengths of joint experimental and GIS modelling approaches
to produce recommendations to take up new biodiversity-function related indicators and their measuring protocols to monitoring activities and contributing to the development of the European Long-Term Ecosystem Research Network
to contribute to other global science networks, such as INTERFACE, IGBP and DIVERSITAS within the Earth System Science Partnership
to link scientific excellence to policy and practice in the field of biodiversity.