From May 14-16, 2019, a kick-off meeting of the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services II (BES II) projects will be held in Helsinki, Finland. BES II / Biodivscen is a joint program of the Belmont Forum and BiodivERsA, building off of capacity and network building activities in previous BES funding.
This cohort of projects will promote innovative research for more informed decision-making by developing scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services, accounting for the complex interactions between socio-economic and global environmental trends. Researchers and stakeholders will improve near-term to decadal prediction focusing on the next 50 years. This scenario development will help the management of biodiversity, ecosystem services and their contributions to human well-being.
The brochure featured here highlights the process that led to funding 169 members in research teams from 19 different countries with 28 million Euros. The 21 awarded projects presented in the document will be addressing the two major themes of the call:
Theme 1: “Development and application of scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services across spatial scales of relevance to multiple types of decisions”
Theme 2: “Consideration of multiple dimensions of biodiversity and ecosystem services in biodiversity scenarios”