ALTER-Net High Impact Actions
The ALTER-Net High Impact Actions (AHIA) initiative is aimed at scientists working at or affiliated with an ALTER-Net institute in order to deliver a high impact paper on hot topics related to biodiversity, ecosystems and ecosystems services. The purpose is to bring together existing knowledge from different partner institutes (not excluding non-members of Alter-Net) and create a high impact paper and some additional deliverables.
Calls are for proposals are made once or twice a year, inviting staff at ALTER-Net partner institutes to submit proposals for small projects that are expected to result in the submission of a paper in a high impact journal. The proposals must involve partners working together. Although aimed principally at ALTER-Net members, non-members may also be included in proposals, though the lead organisation must be a member of ALTER-Net.
- First AHIA project complete - The project, Public participation in science and policy: development of a science-society interface in relation to biodiversity and ecosystem services, was led by ESSRG. The results are a paper in Conservation Biology and a video. Read more...
- The 2016-17 AHIA call was launched on 22 June 2016. The closing date was 01 September 2016 (call now closed). Read more...
|Call||Activity period||Project||Lead partner||Status||Additional information||Outputs|
|3||2017-18||Monitoring and Evaluation for Ecosystem Management (MEEM)||JHI||On-going||Call for participants was circulated to ALTER-Net members in February 2017|
|3||2017-18||Cultural Ecosystem Services: an Empirical Approach across European Landscapes and Beyond||Irstea||On-going||Involves a range of ALTER-Net and non-ALTER-Net partners|
|2||2016-17||Marrying One Health with EcoHealth: Inclusive Nature-Based Solutions and Action Research Directions||SYKE||On-going||Involves a range of ALTER-Net and non-ALTER-Net partners|
|1||2015-16||Public participation in science and policy: development of a science-society interface in relation to biodiversity and ecosystem services||ESSRG||Complete||The project yielded a paper in Conservation Biology and a video||
Paper: Bela, G., et al. (2016), Learning and the transformative potential of citizen science. Conservation Biology, 30: 990–999. doi:10.1111/cobi.12762
1: 2014; 2: 2015; 3: 2016