Finlands Akademi  
Sökande / Kontakt person Heino, Jani
Organisation Finlands miljöcentral
Projektets titel Global taxonomic, functional and phylogenetic diversity of stream macroinvertebrate communities: unravelling spatial trends, ecological determinants and anthropogenic threats (GloBioTrends)
Beslutnr 331957
Beslutsdatum 27.05.2020
Finansierings period 01.08.2020 - 31.07.2024
Finansiering 499 181
Beskrivning av projektet
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.