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Plant functional diversity under climate change scenarios and their effects on ecosystem services

Grant number: 20/05647-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2020
Effective date (End): March 31, 2021
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Ecology - Ecosystems Ecology
Principal researcher:David Montenegro Lapola
Grantee:Tainá Nogueira de Almeida
Home Institution: Centro de Pesquisas Meteorológicas e Climáticas Aplicadas à Agricultura (CEPAGRI). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:15/02537-7 - AmazonFACE/ME: the Amazon-FACE Model-Experiment integration project - the role of biodiversity and climate feedbacks, AP.PFPMCG.JP

Abstract

The beneficiary of this IC fellowship will make use of the CAETÊ Dynamic Global Vegetation Model (DGVM) to simulate the behavior of plant functional diversity over the Amazon region under climate change scenarios. This evaluation aims to establish a relation between the magnitude of climate change effects on functional diversity structure in Central Amazon and how they are translated into changes in the provision of ecosystem services. The beneficiary will target services related to water provision and carbon storage. The selected student will organize dataset of climate projections and perform a simple model run with the CAETÊ model using such input data - therefore it will not involve the development of any part of the model. This analysis will be a first exercise comparing the current and projected provision of ecosystem services and its relation to functional diversity shifts driven by climate change. (AU)

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