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Macroecological studies of long-term HISTorical constraints on FUNCtional diversity and ecosystem functioning across continents

HISTFUNC is a European Research Counsil (ERC) Starting Grant project entitled “Macroecological studies of long-term historical constraints on functional diversity and ecosystem functioning across continents”. 

The project is based at Aarhus UniversityDepartment of BioscienceEcoinformatics and Biodiversity group.

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Link to Paper: Sandom et al. 2014 High herbivore density associated with vegetation diversity in interglacial ecosystems in PNAS
News site from Discovery news ... and Jens Christian Svenning interviewed for DR (Danish Broadcasting Corporation) website,  ... (in danish) ... about paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on March 3rd, 2014


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Earth’s environment is ongoing massive changes in response to climate change, land-use change, pollution, and biological invasions, with strong impacts on ecosystem functioning (structure and dynamics) and therefore on the ecosystem services on which human societies depend. It is therefore a key priority for science to improve understanding of ecosystem functioning as well as the capacity for accurately predicting its dynamics under ongoing and future changes in environment, notably climate change.


Ecoinformatics and Biodiversity
Aarhus University
Ny Munkegade 116
DK-8000 Aarhus C
Tel: +45 8715 0000
Fax: +45 8715 4326
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Aarhus University
Nordre Ringgade 1
DK-8000 Aarhus C

Tel: +45 8715 0000
Fax: +45 8715 0201

CVR no: 31119103

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