Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a changing climate (BECC)
A strategic research area that brings 140 senior and 80 junior researcher in 12 departments at Lund and Gothenburg together.
BECC is a strategic research area that strives for a better understanding of the impacts of climate change and land use decisions on terrestrial ecosystems and biodiversity, addressing the consequences of ecosystem changes for human beings and socio-economic systems.
BECC aims to:
- assess climate change impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem, with a particular focus on forest, agricultural and subarctic ecosystems.
- support policymakers through the scientific evaluation of policy options combining adaptation and mitigation strategies to climate change with conservation of biodiversity and ecosystem resilience.
- create synergies and added value to the climate impacts research at Lund and Gothenburg universities across disciplines like empirical ecology, economics and social science.
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