ECO-Serve is a European project funded by BiodiversaFacce. Launched on the 1st of December 2014. The ECO-Serve project will run for 3 years, until the end of 2017. Browse the menu at the top of this page for further information.

The general objective of the Eco-Serve project is to evaluate alternatives to current agricultural systems that confer adaptation to the agro-ecological conditions that are changing due to increased rainfall variability under climate change. The Eco-Serve project aims for in-depth understanding of the ecological processes that are important for water and nutrient use efficiency. We propose that trait-based understanding of the influence of the vegetation and the soil biota on plant litter and soil organic matter will allow farmers to manage ecosystem services for adaptation to climate-induced changes in drought and rainfall frequencies and intensities. Stakeholder interactions will be instrumental to assess the feasibility of proposed management alternatives.

 

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Members of Eco-Serve in their first annual meeting at the University of Coimbra