Suomen Akatemia
Nimi Kozlov, Mikhail
Organisaatio TY
Tutkimusaihe Maantieteellinen vaihtelu maan käytön muutosten vaikutuksissa ekosysteemin vakauteen
Päätös 311929
Päätöspvm 29.11.2016
Rahoituskausi 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2019
Rahoitus (€) 346 670
WebFOCUS Report
Hankkeen julkinen kuvaus
Biomass production by trees, which is critical for services provided by forest ecosystems, is increasingly threatened by climate change, land use and insect herbivory. Combined with the accelerating loss of biodiversity, this loss of ecosystem services has accentuated the need to clarify the role of biodiversity in maintaining stability of ecological communities. We will explore geographical variation in the impacts of land use on the stability of the interactions between plants, plant-feeding insects and insect-feeding birds, test whether mechanisms underlying the stability of these functions are consistent across the globe, and identify the factors that affect ecosystem stability and the regions where natural and managed ecosystems are most vulnerable to ongoing environmental changes. The results will be used to develop management strategies for conservation of biodiversity and for mitigation of the impacts of biodiversity loss on the provision of ecosystem services.