Wed, 12/01/2021 - 17:31
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We are pleased to announce that four projects involving Polish researchers have been awarded funding in the call entitled BiodivRestore: Conservation and restoration of degraded ecosystems and their biodiversity, including a focus on aquatic systems. The call announced in October 2020 covered the following subjects:

  • Studying the biological and biophysical processes at stake for conservation/restoration, and their interactions;
  • Assessing trade-offs and synergies between targets, benefits and policies for conservation and restoration;
  • Knowledge for improving the effectiveness and upscaling of conservation and restoration actions.

Within the call applicants have submitted 172 proposals. Over EUR 21,4 million have been granted to 22 research projects.

Polish projects awarded within the BiodivRestore call:

  • BiNatUr: Bringing nature back – biodiversity friendly nature-based solutions in cities. Polish Principal Investigator: prof. Krzysztof Szoszkiewicz, Poznań University of Life Sciences. The project will involve research teams from Belgium, Germany, Finland and Portugal.
  • EMYS-R: A socio-ecological evaluation of wetlands restoration and reintroduction programs in favor of the emblematic European pond turtle and associated biodiversity: a pan-European approach. Polish Principal Investigator: dr Małgorzata Anna Dereniowska, University of Gdańsk. The project will involve research teams from France, Germany and Latvia.
  • RESPOND: Restoring and Managing Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services of Temporary Pond Landscapes. Polish Principal Investigator: dr hab. Bartłomiej Kazimierz Gołdyn, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. The project will involve research teams from Belgium, Spain and Morocco
  • ReVersal: Restoring peatlands of the nemoral zone under conditions of varying water supply and quality. Polish Principal Investigator: prof. Mariusz Grzegorz Lamentowicz, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. The project will involve research teams from Austria, Germany and Netherlands.

The implementation of research projects funded in the BiodivRestore call will start in December 2021. More information and the full list of the projects recommended for funding are available on the BiodivERsA web page.