Deadline 22nd Sept 2022.
As part of the implementation of the national “terrestrial biodiversity monitoring” programme carried out by the French Biodiversity Office (OFB), which aims to measure, identify and monitor the influence of human activities on biodiversity and the best practices to be promoted, the Ministry of Ecological Transition (MTE) and the French Foundation for Research on Biodiversity (FRB) are launching the 2022 call for research projects on the “Impacts on terrestrial biodiversity in the Anthropocene ». The call aims to characterize the positive, negative or non-existent impacts of human activities and induced pressures on the state and dynamics of terrestrial biodiversity.
The results of the research funded by the programme should help to strengthen the actions of society as a whole, to halt the decline of biodiversity and promote sustainable human development.
Human activities and direct or indirect pressures that have implications for terrestrial biodiversity on a territorial scale will be considered (i.e. pressures that have global impacts, such as climate change, cannot be considered on their own, unless they are coupled with other pressures). The geographical framework of this call concerns terrestrial biodiversity, including (but not limited to) French metropolitan and ultra-marine territories. Only pressures that have a significant impact on the biodiversity present on French territory will be considered.
This call for proposals will allow the funding of:
– 3 data SYNTHESIS projects of three years– these projects should develop syntheses of ideas and/or concepts, analyses of existing data, and should focus on factors affecting the state, evolution and dynamics of biodiversity.
– 4 to 6 one-year SYNERGY projects– these projects should provide complementary answers to a question that emerges from a research project that has been finalized or is underway, and should help stakeholders with indicators and practices to be promoted or abandoned to preserve biodiversity.
– 1 to 2 SYSTEMATIC REVIEW projects of two years– these projects must present an inventory of human practices that have an impact on biodiversity and a summary of the state of knowledge on the impacts considered.
More information: https://www.fondationbiodiversite.fr/en/calls/appel-a-projets-frb-mte-ofb-2022-impacts-sur-la-biodiversite-terrestre-dans-lanthropocene/