Role Of Biodiversity In climate change mitigatioN

    Project: EU research project

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    To realise the full potential of tropical forests in climate change mitigation (CCM) & the provision of other ecosystem services in the face of ongoing global change we must improve our understanding of the relationships between biodiversity (BD) and the socio-ecological processes through which we respond & adapt to change.

    ROBIN will provide information for policy & resource use options under scenarios of socio-economic & climate change to: quantify interactions between terrestrial BD, land use & CCM potential in tropical Latin America; develop scenarios for CCM options by evaluating their effectiveness, unintended effects on other ecosystem services (e.g. disease mitigation) and their socio-ecological consequences. We will achieve this by combining new techniques (including remote sensing) for BD assessments in complex multi-functional landscapes, data-based analyses, integrated modelling & participatory-driven approaches at local & regional scales. Case studies along a gradient of sites in Mesoamerica and Amazonia will be used to develop understanding of the relationships between BD & CCM options & feed policy development. These studies will improve understanding of the options favourable to stakeholders & barriers & drivers affecting adoption of resource management strategies.

    Key deliverables will be: improved understanding of the role of BD in climate change; participatory-driven strategies & tools for CCM; assessments of the risks & uncertainties associated with CCM options. The main impact of the work will be improved outcomes from CCM & BD protection measures by providing natural resource managers in Latin America with guidance on how BD & ecosystems can be used in CCM without creating new problems. We will provide improved indicators for BD relevant to the Convention on Biological Diversity & the design & implementation of REDD\/\\ schemes, to ensure increased storage of carbon in forests & multi-functional landscapes & decreased rates of BD loss.
    AcronymROBIN
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date1/11/1131/10/15
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      Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

      Open Access
      99 Citations (Scopus)
    • Modelling carbon stock and carbon sequestration ecosystem services for policy design: a comprehensive approach using a dynamic vegetation model

      Quijas, S., Boit, A., Thonicke, K., Murray-Tortarolo, G., Mwampamba, T., Skutsch, M., Simões, M., Ascarrunz, N., Pena Claros, M., Jones, L., Arets, E. J. M. M., Jaramillo, V. J., Lazos, E., Toledo, M., Martorano, L. G., Ferraz, R. & Balvanera, P., 2019, In: Ecosystems and People. 15, 1, p. 42-60

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

      Open Access
      6 Citations (Scopus)
    • Disturbance intensity is a stronger driver of biomass recovery than remaining tree-community attributes in a managed Amazonian forest

      de Avila, A. L., van der Sande, M. T., Dormann, C. F., Pena Claros, M., Poorter, L., Mazzei, L., Ruschel, A. R., Silva, J. N. M., Carvalho, J. O. P. & Bauhus, J., Jun 2018, In: Journal of Applied Ecology. 55, 4, p. 1647-1657

      Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

      14 Citations (Scopus)