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Acronym: BIOΔ4

Title: Nuovi strumenti per la valorizzazione della BIOdiversità degli ecosistemi forestali transfrontalieri

Call: INTERREG Cross Border Italia-Austria

Duration: Starting date: 01/02/2018 - Project end: 01/12/2020

Coordinator: LP - (AVISP) Veneto Agricoltura - Agenzia Veneta per l'innovazione nel Settore primario (IT) 

Total EU Contribution: €  925.990,00

TESAF Budget: €  235.150,00

Responsible Scientific Officer/Investigator: Paola Gatto

Research Team: Emanuele Lingua

Brief description: In 2006 the then European Commisioner for the Environment Stavros Dimas declared that if climate change attracts massive media attention, the loss of biodiversity represents an even more serious threat. This is due to the fact that the degradation of ecosystem often reaches the point of no return and extintion is irreversible. Such statements are still relevant today. Cross-border forest ecosystems are rich and diverse ecological units, but vulnerable and fragile due to the excessive exploitation of resources, climate change and not always appropriate forest management actions. BIOΔ4 project integrates the complementary competences of the Agency of Veneto Region for Innovation in the Primay Sector. University of Padova (TESAF Department) and the Chamber of Agricolture in Tirol, to design and test (in the forest of Cansiglio in Veneto, Ampezzo in Friuli Venezia Giulia and Land Tirol) new biodiversity evaulation models for forest ecosystems using biotic indices (also defining a prototipal biodiversity certification scheme), as well as operational models for payment for ecosystem services (PES) supporting legislative action in this matter. Foreseen actions will enhance the biodiversity of cross-border forests, promoting theis sustainable management.

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BIOΔ4 Online training course 27-29 October and 6 November