Developing new analytical and measurement tools
NOTION, DEVELOPED BY THE MEDITERRANEAN INSTITUTE
of Oceanology, studies marine diazotrophs, the planktonic cells that produce the nitrogen which feeds 75% of life in the oceans. This study of their responses, in terms of diversity and activi- ty, to future climate changes, as well as the impact on overall ocean productivity, aims to raise awareness of the importance of phytoplankton diversity in interactions between the oceans and the atmosphere.
Forests play a key role
in the Earth s climate system.
NOTION: Diazotrophs are essential for nitrogen production and climate regulation.
SABERES, LAUNCHED BY THE INSTITUTE OF RESEARCH
for Development (IRD France), is drafting a management frame- work for preserving biodiversity and fisheries in the floodplain, on the lower banks of the Amazon river, in the State of Parà in Brazil. These natural resources are under threat due to rising sea levels, and the deforestation associated with livestock farming and agriculture. The aim is to help establish a planning process for sustainable development, involving all stakeholders at a re- gional level.
CAMBIO, AVEC L UNIVERSITÉ DE GAND (BELGIQUE), identifies mixed species capable of optimal adaptation and resil- ience to climate change and extreme events, in order to ensure the success of afforestation programmes. New data highlighting the importance of plant biodiversity will be collected in a tool- box for tropical and subtropical developing countries.
SABERES: The Amazon floodplain contains a rich wealth of biodiversity.
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