Centre of Excellence EcolChange

Duration: 2016 march - 2023 march

The Centre of Excellence EcolChange is created in cooperation of two universities, Estonian University of Life Sciences and University of Tartu. Head of the Centre is Professor Ülo Niinemets, Estonian University of Life Sciences. Our work group participates in the work of the Center of Excellence through the Macroecology work group. The EcolChange represents a synergistic network of expertise to elaborate global and local scenarios for terrestrial ecosystems in the context of global change, from molecular to biome-level responses. It aims to integrate studies of ecosystem function, biodiversity and adaptability, create symbiosis between macroecological big-data, genetic and experimental approaches and incorporate ecological knowledge into principles of adaptation to global change through sustainable ecosystem management. Furthermore, it aims to enhance ecologically sustainable economic growth via smart regional planning in forestry and agriculture.

Project participants: the whole work group

Funding: European Regional Development Fund