Project Profile: ARCTIC-BIODIVER

Scenarios of freshwater biodiversity and ecosystem services in a changing Arctic


Principal Investigators: Willem Goedkoop, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
Partners: Isabelle Lavoie, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Canada
Leslie Jones, University of Alaska Anchorage, United States
Deg Hessen, University of Oslo, Norway
Joseph Culp, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
Kirsten Seestern Christoffersen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Sponsors: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Canada
Quebec Research Fund, Canada (Quebec)
Research Council of Norway, Norway
Formas, Sweden
National Science Foundation, United States


Full Project Title: Scenarios of freshwater biodiversity and ecosystem services in a changing Arctic
Full Call Title: Biodiversity2017


Project Objective: ARCTIC-BIODIVER is a multidisciplinary, multi-scale assessment that will evaluate freshwater biodiversity and food web dynamics along
circumpolar gradients of nutrients and latitudinal temperature shifts to characterize the current state of
biodiversity and potential scenarios for change in response to continued warming.
Call Objective: The Call addresses two major (non-exclusive) priorities:

- Development and application of scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services across spatial scales of relevance to multiple types of decisions;
- Consideration of multiple dimensions of biodiversity and ecosystem services in biodiversity scenarios.


Regions: Europe, North America
Countries: Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, United States of America (USA)


Duration: 36 months
Call Date: October 2, 2017
Project Award Date: July 13, 2018