Nine Projects with Norwegian Participation

Nine out of 26 projects that will be funded after the announcement under the ERA -NET Cofund BiodivERsA3 , have Norwegian participation.

Twenty-six international cooperation projects related to various aspects of the dynamics of biodiversity ( soil / sediment and blue - green infrastructure ) is recommended funded . This includes nine with Norwegian participation. The projects are a response to a call for proposals under the ERA-net Cofund BiodivERsA3.

The themes are:

1: "Understanding and managing the biodiversity dynamics of soils and sediments to improve ecosystem functioning and delivery of ecosystem services"  

2: " Understanding and managing biodiversity dynamics in country - , River- and sea - scapes ( habitat connectivity , green and blue infrastructures , and naturing stad ) to improve ecosystem functioning and delivery of ecosystem services " .

The budget totaled almost 34 million Euros .



Etter evaluering av et internasjonalt ekspertpanel i mai 2016 er følgende ni prosjekter med norsk deltakelse anbefalt støttet: 




Øvrige deltakende land

Norsk partner


Scenarios for a sustainable future forest green infrastructure

Tord Snäll (Sverige)

Tyskland, Norge, Sveits



Integrative Management of Green Infrastructures Multifunctionality, Ecosystem integrity and Ecosystem Services: From assessment to regulation in socio-ecological systems

Philip Roche (Frankrike)

Estland, Belgia, Tyskland, Norge



Functional connectivity and ecological sustainability of European ecological networks - a case study with the brown bear

Wilfried Thuiller (Frankrike)

Tyskland, Romania, Polen, Norge, Italia



Enabling green-blue infrastructure in complex social-ecological regions - system solutions to wicked problems

Erik Andersson (Sverige)

Belgia, Tyskland, Polen, Norge, Spania, Nederland, USA



REstoration and prognosis of PEAT formation in fens – linking diversity in plant functional traits to soil biological and biogeochemical processes

Wiktor Kotowski (Polen)

Romania, Tyskland, Nederland, Norge, Belgia, Tsjekkia



Climate change impacts on Arctic soil and lake microbiomes

Elie Verleyen (Belgia)

Norge, Sveits, Spania, Tyskland



Between Scylla and Charybdis - managing connectivity for freshwater fish

Göran Englund (Sverige)

Sverige, Frankrike, Norge, Spania



Optimising the configuration of woody riparian buffer strips along rivers to enhance biodiversity and ecosystem services

Daniel Hering (Tyskland)

Frankrike, Tyskland, Norge



Understanding cross-habitat linkages between blue and green infrastructure to optimize management of biodiversity, ecosystem services and multiple human uses (CROSSLINK)

Brendan McKie (Sverige)

Belgia, Tyskaland, Norge, Romania



The Research Council, with support from the European Commission, finances the Norwegian partners, contacted with the aim of guidance on contract signing. In total, they received 122 full proposals to the deadline 16 December 2015.

A link to all of the 26 projects can be found on biodiverse website , see


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