News 20.10.2017

International call on Scenarios of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

1 December 2017: Deadline for pre-registration! (mandatory)

9 March 2018: Deadline for submission of full proposals!

The Scenarios of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services II is a follow up to the first Belmont Forum Scenarios of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services CRA. This collaborative funding opportunity is a joint call with the Belmont Forum and BiodivERsA. 25 funding organisations from 23 countries are joining this call.

The two major (non-exclusive) priorities of the Call are the following:

  • 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

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.”

Scientific teams are invited to form international consortia comprising research groups from at least three countries participating in the call.  Proposals should also clearly demonstrate the added value linked to the international nature of the projects and to the level of collaboration between teams from different countries.