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Scenarios of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services call for research proposals

Scenarios of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services call for research proposals
Belmont Forum and BiodivERsA announced the 2017-2018 international call for research proposals on: Scenarios of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

The Call addresses following major (non-exclusive) priorities:

  • Development and application of scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services across spatial scales of relevance to multiple types of decisions
  • Consideration of multiple dimensions of biodiversity and ecosystem servicesin biodiversity scenarios

The call aims at supporting proposals that explicitly address a scenario dimension, taking into account the following definition of scenarios: “Scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services are the outputs of the combination of scenarios of indirect drivers and direct drivers — such as land use change, invasive alien species, overexploitation, climate change or pollution — and models of impacts of these drivers on biodiversity and ecosystem services.”
25 funding organisations from 23 countries are joining this call:  Argentina, Austria, Belgium#, Brazil (State of Sao Paulo only), Bulgaria, Canada, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Ivory Coast, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United States of America.  # confirmed for the Wallonia-Brussels Federation; decision for the federal level still pending.


A video (26/09/2017) highlights funding opportunities and eligibility requirements as well as summarizes the proposal and award process for collaborative research action (CRA) calls.



10 November 2017. Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Belmont Forum organises a Scoping Workshop on Food Security and Safety CRA (Collaborative Research Actions)