Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Alahuhta, Janne
Organisation OY
Project title
Improved geodiversity information in assessing and conserving biodiversity (iGEOBIO)
Decision No. 322652
Decision date 11.06.2019
Funding period 01.09.2019 - 31.08.2023
Funding 499 156
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Project description
Geodiversity describes the abiotic diversity of the earth's surface (e.g., soil, landform and bedrock types, hydrology, and elevation) and can be used as a surrogate for biodiversity. Alternative and complementing approaches to quantify biodiversity are badly needed due to harmful effects of global change. In this project, we study if geodiversity has any influence on the temporal changes in biological communities, whether geodiversity-biodiversity relationships are similar across different places and whether high geodiversity areas support high biodiversity. The project has both research-focussed and practical applied benefits, emphasising the novelty and boldness of our multidiciplinary research exercise.