project . 2022 - 2026 . On going

Upscaling biodiversity - ecosystem functioning research using intertidal forests as a model system (BEF-SCALE)

UK Research and Innovation
  • Funder: UK Research and InnovationProject code: NE/W006650/1
  • Funded under: NERC Funder Contribution: 652,019 GBP
  • Status: On going
  • Start Date
    17 Apr 2022
    End Date
    16 Apr 2026
Description
Human activities have already raised global species extinction rates a thousand-fold and have pushed an additional million species towards extinction. Biodiversity is also rapidly changing on more local scales as climate change drives the redistribution of species, and pressures such as overharvesting and habitat fragmentation intensify in many areas. Understanding how biodiversity influences ecosystem functions, such as carbon capture and fisheries productivity, is a crucial challenge directly relevant to meeting the UN sustainable development goals, and UK policy imperatives of harnessing biodiversity to achieve sustainable economic growth and using nature-bas...
Description
Human activities have already raised global species extinction rates a thousand-fold and have pushed an additional million species towards extinction. Biodiversity is also rapidly changing on more local scales as climate change drives the redistribution of species, and pressures such as overharvesting and habitat fragmentation intensify in many areas. Understanding how biodiversity influences ecosystem functions, such as carbon capture and fisheries productivity, is a crucial challenge directly relevant to meeting the UN sustainable development goals, and UK policy imperatives of harnessing biodiversity to achieve sustainable economic growth and using nature-bas...
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