BONUS-Project: BIO-C3: Biodiversity changes - causes, consequences and management implications
Biodiversity changes - causes, consequences and management implications.
The ultimate goal of BIO-C3 is to significantly advance our knowledge base towards management of the Baltic Sea biodiversity in an ecosystem perspective, considering the meso-scale spatial and regional heterogeneity of the system, origin of the biota and current/future pressures of drivers impacting the Baltic and its subsystems.
To assess the role of biodiversity in marine ecosystems, BIO-C3 uses a natural laboratory: the Baltic Sea. The Baltic is perfectly suited since its species composition is very young, with current salt level persisting for only a few thousand years. It is also relatively species poor, and extinctions of residents or invasions of new species are therefore expected to have a more dramatic effect compared to species rich and presumably more stable ecosystems.
6.2013 - 12.2017
Funding program: EU – ERA-NET BONUS
Project status: ongoing