Project: European gradients of resilience in the face of climate extremes.

SIGNAL will investigate mechanisms of resilience in European grassland prone to novel climate extremes and identify early warning signals of thresholds and regime shifts by installation of replicated experimental manipulations of climate extremes at eight grassland sites across Europe (Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Switzerland and Turkey). Thus, the central aim of the SIGNAL project is to create a basis to test prospective implementations in environmental management and nature protection on their efficiency. In view of changing forecasts for climate and weather, new instruments for the protection of ecosystem services of open space have to be generated.

Acronym SIGNAL
Duration 01/12/2012 - 31/12/2015
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Network BiodivERsA2
Call BiodivERsA Call 2011-2012 on Biodiversity dynamics

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Bulgaria
University of Camerino Italy
University of Bayreuth Coordinator Germany
Celal Bayar University Turkey
University of Antwerp Belgium
French National Institute for Agricultural Research France
University of Bern Switzerland
Hungarian Academy of Sciences Hungary