- Terry Parr
- Ian Simpson
Work Package Leaders
Marielos Peña Claros:
- WP 1.1 The aim of this WP is to establish empirical relationships between biodiversity and climate change mitigation capacity for use in integrated modelling and scenario testing.
- WP 1.2 This WP will quantify local and regional interactions between biodiversity, land use options, and land use change in relation to climate change mitigation capacity. Quantification of past and current temporal changes will be covered in this WP. This WP will provide the underlying data and relationships for modeling future changes and for scenario testing.
Marta Perez Soba
- WP 2.1 This WP will develop an indicator framework that ensures a harmonized and consistent use of indicators across the three ROBIN research modules, for multi-scale integrated analyses of the impacts that land use change may have on the sustainability of social-ecological systems, particularly biodiversity, when considering climate change mitigation options.
- WP 2.2 This WP will develop an integrated modelling framework for land use and vegetation change in the tropical ecosystems of Meso-and South America applicable to local as well as regional scales. It will provide consistently calculated variables describing vegetation status, water, ecosystem functioning for trade-off analysis of ecosystem services under future climate and land use changes.
- WP 2.3 This WP will create a quantitative framework by which trade-offs between biodiversity, climate change mitigation, ecosystem services and human well-being can be evaluated at different spatial scales. These will be explored through the use of scenarios, and will take into account the potential for system thresholds. It will incorporate concepts of system resilience and tipping points, under future scenarios taking into account sources of uncertainty.
Consuelo Varela Ortega
- WP 3.1 This WP will identify the options for integrating biodiversity and ecosystems for mitigating climate change through participatory scenarios and to “optimize” land use for mitigating climate change across the regions.
Simron Jit Singh
- WP 3.2 This WP will develop a toolkit and its implementation for the integration of potential strategies into active management and policy processes considering different national and local context. It will undertake a Societal Multi-Criteria Evaluation to address pressing social and environmental problems where “facts are uncertain, values in dispute, stakes high and decisions urgent.”
- WP 4.1 This WP will (i) manage the project and coordinate the contributions of all participants to ensure progress in conformity with the agreed work plan; (ii) facilitate consultation with regional stakeholders; (iii) provide administrative support to project management and governance bodies; and (iv) liaise with the EC
- There are Regional Coordinators supporting, monitoring and if necessary enforcing the implementation of the work plans across all project activities in their regions, including the outreach and external communications within and from the region.
- WP 4.2 The aim of this WP is to communicate with target audiences on the complex interactions between biodiversity management and ecosystem services. Increase awareness of the role of biodiversity in mitigating climate change and enroll stakeholder into the development of climate change mitigation options. Develop communication products for both key messages and target audiences.
Franz Mora assisted by Martin Herold
WP 4.3 The aim of this WP is to develop a simple but effective data management system to enable access to the complex and heterogeneous data that will be required to support the ROBIN research activities. To do this it will (i) collect ROBIN datasets with standardized metadata and formats based on established data models and spatial data infrastructures; (ii) provide and coordinate access to all relevant datasets used and produced in the project; and (iii) set up and maintain the ROBIN web-based access platform with 2 access nodes, one in Latin America and one in Europe building upon existing infrastructures.