Project Profile: SECBIVIT

Scenarios for providing multiple ecosystem services and biodiversity in viticultural landscapes


Principal Investigators: Silvia Winter, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
Partners: Emilio Benítez, Agencia Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Spain
Adrien Rusch, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France
Christoph Hoffmann, Julius Kühn-Institute - Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Germany
Martin Entling, University Koblenz Landau, Germany
Mignon Sandor, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Daniel Karp, University of California, Davis, United States
Holger Bergmann, University of Göttingen, Germany
Nina Schwarz, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Sponsors: Austrian Science Fund, Austria
French National Research Agency, France
German Research Foundation, Germany
DLR Project Management Agency, Germany
Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation, Romania
Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Spain
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, The Netherlands
National Science Foundation, United States


Full Project Title: Scenarios for providing multiple ecosystem services and biodiversity in viticultural landscapes
Full Call Title: Biodiversity2017


Project Objective: This project will develop and test model frameworks which integrate different land use and biodiversity scenarios across spatial scales for future management in viticultural regions from Spain, France, Germany, Austria and Romania. SECBIVIT will start with local focus groups to develop stakeholder-driven scenarios which will be used for agent-based models. Second, SECBIVIT will utilize existing information from different European countries to build a model predicting the provision of key ecosystem services. Third, the model will be validated using independent field measurements of above- and below-ground biodiversity, economic performance as well as multiple ecosystem services along relevant gradients of landscape complexity and management options across five European case study regions.
Call Objective: The Call addresses two 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 services in biodiversity scenarios.


Regions: Europe
Countries: Austria, France, Germany, Romania, Spain


Duration: 36 months
Call Date: October 2, 2017
Project Award Date: July 13, 2018