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HISTFUNC is an 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 University, Department of Bioscience, Ecoinformatics and Biodiversity group.




The objective of HISTFUNC is to apply macroecological analyses to provide ground-breaking assessments of large-scale drivers of functional diversity and ecosystem functioning, including effects of diversity on functioning. In particular, it will assess the novel hypothesis that ecosystem functioning is subject to long-term (102-107 year) constraints mediated by biodiversity effects and driven by past climate change and other historical factors.