Thu, 10/08/2020 - 14:04

We are pleased to announce that three projects involving Polish researchers have been awarded funding in the call entitled BiodivClim: Biodiversity and Climate Change. The call covered the following subjects:

  • Consequences of climate change on biodiversity and nature’s contributions to people;
  • Climate-biodiversity feedback processes;
  • Potential of nature-based solutions for mitigating and adapting to climate change;
  • Synergies and trade-offs between policies on biodiversity, climate and other relevant sectors, and the role of agents of change.

Within the call applicants have submitted 234 proposals. Over EUR 25,5 million have been granted to 21 research projects.

Polish projects awarded within the BiodivClim call:

  • BaltVib: Pathogenic Vibrio bacteria in the current and future Baltic Sea waters: mitigating the problem. Polish Principal Investigator: dr Marcin Rakowski, National Marine Fisheries Research Institute. The project will involve research teams from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Germany and Sweden.
  • PRINCESS: Peatland Rewetting In Nitrogen-Contaminated Environments: Synergies and trade-offs between biodiversity, climate, water quality and Society. Polish Principal Investigator: dr hab. Wiktor Henryk Kotowski, University of Warsaw. The project will involve research teams from Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany and Norway.
  • NAPERDIV: Nature-based perennial grain cropping as a model to safeguard functional biodiversity towards future-proof agriculture. Polish Principal Investigator: prof. dr hab. Katarzyna Hrynkiewicz, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. The project will involve research teams from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Romania and Sweden.

The implementation of research projects funded in the BiodivClim call will start in December 2020. More information and the full list of the projects recommended for funding are available on the BiodivERsA web page.

Congratulations to all the laureates!