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B. Relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem services

Understanding the mechanistic basis linking biodiversity to ecosystem function to ecosystem services. Research here aims to identify those components of biodiversity, such as species abundance, diversity and functional traits, which affect the delivery of ecosystem services and their resilience to environmental change.

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Linking Farmland Biodiversity to Ecosystem Services for Effective Ecological Intensification (LIBERATION)

LIBERATION is providing an evidence base for the ecological intensification of European agriculture by identifying management practices to enhance the benefits of above- and below-ground ecosystem services to food production.

SOILSERVICE

Conflicting demands of land use, soil biodiversity and the sustainable delivery of ecosystem goods and services in Europe. (EU Framework 7)


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  • ALARM: Assessing large-scale risks to biodiversity with tested methods (EU Framework 6)
  • Biolink: Networking activity aimed at linking forest soil biodiversity to ecosystem function
  • Crops: Sustainable pollination services for UK crops (LWEC Insect Pollinator Initiative)
  • LIBERATION: Linking Farmland Biodiversity to Ecosystem Services for Effective Ecological Intensification (EU Framework 7)
  • Managing grassland diversity for multiple ecosystem services (Defra BD5003)
  • OSCAR: Optimising Subsidiary Crop Applications in Rotations
  • SOILSERVICE: Conflicting demands of land use, soil biodiversity and the sustainable delivery of ecosystem goods and services in Europe (EU Framework 7)
  • STEP: Status and Trends of European Pollinators (EU Framework 7)