Project: Modeling and mapping soil biodiversity patterns and functions across Europe

Duration 01/12/2021 - 30/11/2024
Project Topic The current status and trends in soil biodiversity across Europe are poorly known, and adequate taxonomical and functional indicators are needed to evaluate the vulnerability of soils to climate change. MINOTAUR aims to provide models, maps and policy-relevant indicators with validated reference values for monitoring soil biodiversity and associated functions. Moreover, it will aim to understand how agricultural practices can contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation at regional and national levels across the EU. The project will collaborate with relevant EU research projects, international soil biodiversity networks and programs to harmonize and integrate soil biodiversity data and contribute to support long-term harmonized EU soil information and international reporting.
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Network EJP SOIL
Call 2nd EJP SOIL internal Call for proposals

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Council for Agricultural Research and Economics Coordinator Italy
2 Ministry of University & Research Partner Italy
3 Ministry of Environment Partner Italy
4 Ministry of Economic Development Partner Italy
5 ERSAF Lombardia Partner Italy
6 French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment Partner France
7 Institut Agro Partner France
8 Stichting Wageningen Research Partner Netherlands
9 University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences Partner Austria
10 Czech University of Life Sciences Partner Czech Republic
11 The Agriculture and Food Development Authority Partner Ireland
12 University of Ljubljana Partner Slovenia
13 National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology Partner Spain
14 Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Partner Sweden
15 Agroscope Partner Switzerland