project . 2021 - 2023 . On going

SpatialSAVE

Spatial patterns in savannas may increase ecosystem resilience and reverse biome transitions
Open Access mandate for Publications European Commission
  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 101025056 Call for proposal: H2020-MSCA-IF-2020
  • Funded under: H2020 | MSCA-IF-EF-ST Overall Budget: 175,572 EURFunder Contribution: 175,572 EUR
  • Status: On going
  • Start Date
    01 Aug 2021
    End Date
    31 Jul 2023
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Description
Savannas occupy about one-eighth of the land surface worldwide but the vegetation distribution in this biome is not properly understood. Furthermore, land use and climate change are propelling shifts in vegetation characteristics and their spatial distribution. Also, at the savanna-forest boundary, where the two biomes are known to exist as alternative states for same climatic conditions, the importance of spatial heterogeneity has been recognized but not well understood. This project will study how the dynamic interaction of vegetation with its environment leads to spatial organization of vegetation in the savannas including at the savanna-forest transition zon...
Description
Savannas occupy about one-eighth of the land surface worldwide but the vegetation distribution in this biome is not properly understood. Furthermore, land use and climate change are propelling shifts in vegetation characteristics and their spatial distribution. Also, at the savanna-forest boundary, where the two biomes are known to exist as alternative states for same climatic conditions, the importance of spatial heterogeneity has been recognized but not well understood. This project will study how the dynamic interaction of vegetation with its environment leads to spatial organization of vegetation in the savannas including at the savanna-forest transition zon...
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