Storylines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The scientific partners are defining a number of narratives (the storylines), which contextualize the overall workflow of ECOPOTENTIAL in particular ecological, management and policy settings. A storyline links real-life issues which have broad relevance to many Protected Areas included in the ECOPOTENTIAL project. The storylines will specify the needs for Earth Observation data and in-situ data for ecosystem modelling, ecosystem services, cross-scale topics, demands for future protections, policy and capacity building. While storylines do not have to cover actions in all the Work Packages of the project, they are aimed to be broad yet locally relevant, engaging with stakeholders and decision-makers. Each storyline is focused within at least one Protected Area and it puts the basis for further operational work in the field, adding specifics, defining a work plan, assigning tasks, and allocating resources (person-months) among partners. Storylines are iterative processes whose flow of activity and practical implementation evolves with the increase of knowledge and the demands by stakeholders.

 

Storylines list

ID

Title

Focal Areas

Lead Author

Mountains

 

 

M1

Dynamics of high-altitude environments as a life-support system to wild herbivores: carbon and moisture cycling, biodiversity and landscape modification

Gran Paradiso National Park (Italy),
Hardangervidda National Park (Norway)

CNR, UIB

M2

Managing mountain forests undergoing changing disease / disturbance dynamics

Northern Limestone National Park (Austria)

EAA

M3

Interaction between climate change driven bark beetle outbreaks and forest decline and nitrogen deposition driven inertia in ecosystem succession in mountain ecosystems

Bavarian Forest National Park (Germany)

UBT

M4

Mountain biodiversity as a sentinel of environmental change

Gran Paradiso National Park (Italy)

CNR/PNGP

M5

Ecosystem services and biodiversity crisis across mountain lakes

Ohrid/Prespa (FYR of Macedonia)
Gran Paradiso National Park (Italy)

CNR

M6

Comparing ecosystem services provided by protected areas with non-protected areas in mountainous areas of Europe using EO

Swiss National Park,
Landschaft Davos (Switzerland)

ETH

M7

Vegetation Dynamics as a Proxy of Socio-ecological Transitions and Future Societal Benefits in Mountain PAs

Peneda-Gerês (Portugal)

ICETA

M8

Ancient irrigation channels as management tools to buffer the impact of climate change in Sierra Nevada ecosystem services

Sierra Nevada (Spain)

UGR

M9

Temporal evolution of ecosystem services in Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada (Spain)

UGR

M11

Structure, trends and drivers for the sub-arctic northern treeline in face of climate change and pathogen outbreaks in Abisko National Park, Sweden

Abisko National Park (Sweden)

UBT

Coastal/Marine

 

 

O1

Improving coastal lagoon benefits under multiple pressures

Wadden Sea (The Netherlands)

DELTARES

O2

Ecosystem services provided by cetaceans in the Mediterranean

LME Mediterranean

UBO

O3

Conserving dynamic wetlands under combined global, regional and local stressors

Doñana (Spain)

CSIC

O4

The impact of aquatic ecosystems provisioning services on tourism

Danube Delta (Romania)

UB

O5

Evolution of wetland functions and services in the Camargue

Camargue (France)

TdV

O6

Cross-scale management of ecosystem services in the Mediterranean Large Marine Ecosystem

LME Mediterranean

PoliMi

O7

Invasive species impacting the functioning and services of island protected areas through losses of endemic species

La Palma (Spain)

UBT

Arid/semi-arid

 

 

A1

Impact of residential settlements on the life supporting capacity of Har HaNegev arid environment

Har HaNegev (Israel)

BGU

A2

Spatial-temporal dynamics of savanna ecosystems (tree-grass interactions, grass quality/quantity, biodiversity) as a life support system to wildlife and livestock production in and around Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park (South Africa)

CSIR

A3

Interaction between agro-ecosystems and natural grasslands: stone graining and loss of natural ecosystems

Murgia Alta (Italy)

CNR

A4

Mediterranean wood-pasture for people and nature

Alentejo Natura 2000 sites (Portugal)

IST