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Analysis of European long-term data reveals dramatic plunge in insect biomass
More than 75 percent decline over 27 years in total flying insect biomass in protected areas
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A European network consisting of mainly national Long-Term Ecosystem Research and Monitoring (LTER) networks covering terrestrial and freshwater environments. LTER also includes a growing number of larger Long-Term Socio-Ecological Research (LTSER) platforms in which interdisciplinary ecosystem research is carried out. ALTER-Net was intrumental in establishing this pan-European LTER network in Europe.
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Leaking ammonia leading to biodiversity loss and health risks, new themed volume of papers reveals
Leaking ammonia from fertilisers and higher ammonia emissions caused by a warmer climate are among the issues highlighted in a new volume of scientific papers published this week.
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Intensity of land use doubled in the 20th century
Newly published research by ALTER-Net partners into the human appropriation of net primary productivity
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ALTER-Net partners contribute to second paper on European mountain vegetation responses to climate change
A new pan-European study published in the journal Science shows that mountain plants across the continent are moving to higher altitudes, but that such upward shifts can lead to a reduction in species richness.
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ALTER-Net partners contribute to study of mountain-top vegetation responses to climate change
Researchers from several ALTER-Net partner institutes were involved in a pan-European study of high altitude vegetation responses to climate change
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ALTER-Net partners collaborate to study tropical forest biodiversity's role in responding to climate change
The EU-funded ROBIN project (Role of Biodiversity in Climate Change Mitigation) involves four ALTER-Net partners. Good progress has been made so far, as explained in a series of articles that summarise the approaches being taken.
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Special issue on REDD+ published
A team from Wageningen University (to which ALTER-Net partner Alterra is affiliated) have edited a special issue on the REDD+ programme.
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Research by ALTER-Net partners featured in magazine ◄A►
The latest issue of International Innovation (Environment) considers research needs post-Rio+20
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LTER and LTSER sites are excellent for studying ecosystem services and climate change
The EU Life+ VACCIA project was based on nine sites of the Finnish LTER network (FinLTSER). The final report of the project is now available in the web.
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