Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Heino, Jani
Organisation SYKE
Project title
Global taxonomic, functional and phylogenetic diversity of stream macroinvertebrate communities: unravelling spatial trends, ecological determinants and anthropogenic threats (GloBioTrends)
Decision No. 331957
Decision date 27.05.2020
Funding period 01.08.2020 - 31.07.2024
Funding 499 181
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Project description
Anthropogenic activities threaten biodiversity at global, regional and local scales. Addressing this situation requires knowledge of the main mechanisms underlying biodiversity patterns. While the threats facing large-sized organisms are relatively well-known, those facing small-sized organisms inhabiting freshwaters are poorly studied. This scarcity of knowledge is largely due to the absence of an organized functional and phylogenetic information. The project GloBioTrends aims to increase understanding of functional and phylogenetic differences among stream macroinvertebrate faunas across the world, examines variation in the responses of taxonomic, functional and phylogenetic biodiversity to natural and anthropogenic factors within distinct regions, and predicts how environmental changes at global, regional and local scales affect stream macroinvertebrate biodiversity.