Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Carter, Timothy
Organisation SYKE
Project title Assessing limits of adaptation to climate change and opportunities for resilience to be enhanced (A-LA-CARTE)
Decision No. 140806
Decision date 23.08.2010
Funding period 01.01.2011 - 31.12.2014
Funding 387 000
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Project description
A-LA-CARTE sought to investigate the extent to which present-day agrifood systems and biodiversity are resilient to changes in climate in Finland, and to explore the options for enhancing this resilience. The agrifood study surveyed the vulnerability of farms and small and medium size food enterprises to changing climate and examined options for enhancing resilience of the food chain whilst also meeting changing consumer demand. Historical analysis, modelling and engagement with plant breeders were used to assess the importance of "response diversity" in determining the resilience of barley cultivars under risks associated with changing climate. The biodiversity research analysed observed and projected climate change induced shifts in bird and butterfly species distributions and assessed factors presenting potential physical (e.g. habitat fragmentation), economic (e.g. costs of adaptive measures) and regulatory (e.g. conservation law) barriers to species migration.