Project Profile: ScenNet

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Scenarios Network


Principal Investigators: Sandra Lavorel, CNRS, Grenoble, France and Wilfried Thuiller, CNRS, Grenoble, France
Partners: Osamu Saito, UNUIAS, Japan
Mingchang Cao, NIES, Nanjing, China
John-Arvid Grytnes, University of Bergen, The Netherlands
Jean Paul Metzger, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Guy Franklin Midgley, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Katrin Boehning-Gaese, Goethe University, Germany
Simon Ferrier, CSIRO, Canberra, Australia
Paul Leadley, Université Paris-Sud, France
Philippe Cury, Université Montpellier II, France
Wolfgang Cramer, IMBE, Aix-en-Provence, France
FRB, Fondation pour la Recherche sur la Biodiversité, France
Brendan A. Wintle, University of Melbourne, Australia
Walter Jetz, Yale University, New Haven
Dr. Sathyapalan Jyothis, CESS, India
Karachepone Ninan, Institute for Social and Economic Change, India
Sponsors: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia
São Paulo Research Foundation, Brazil
National Natural Science Foundation, China
French National Research Agency, France
German Research Foundation, Germany
Ministry of Earth Sciences, India
Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan
The Research Council of Norway, Norway
National Research Foundation, South Africa


Full Project Title: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Scenarios Network
Full Call Title: Biodiversity2014


Project Objective: The goal of the ScenNet project is to strengthen national and international ties between researchers working on scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services. At the global level, this project will support the newly initiated Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and reinforce the recently launched interdisciplinary global change program, Future Earth. Strong ties and coherence with these are ensured through significant participation of researchers involved in both IPBES and Future Earth.
Call Objective: The objective of this call is to stimulate the formation of international networks of scientists and the advancement of the inter- and trans-disciplinary methodologies of scenario-building needed to enhance usefulness of biodiversity scenarios in decision-making.




Call Date: June 9, 2014
Project Award Date: 2014