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University of Zurich Research Priority Program in Global Change and Biodiversity

 Scientific Competence Centers & Academic Networks and Initiatives

The University Research Priority Program (URPP) on Global Change and Biodiversity (GCB) examines feedback mechanisms between biodiversity loss and global change with the aim to increase our capability to predict the future state of the environment based on three relevant mechanisms of change, namely interactions, feedbacks, and scaling. This requires high levels of research integration, innovation, creativity and synthesis towards a more reliable and robust knowledge about global change processes. Our methods range from theoretical to participatory observations, experimental, observational and synthesis in ecology, environmental studies and remote sensing. The complex relationship between the observed variables and the processes involved, between the statistical results and the scientific conclusions requires an intensive collaboration between researchers from two faculties and five institutes. Read more about the URPP GCB’s research on the drivers of global change and biodiversity here.

  • Areas of Expertise: Environmental Science, Imaging, Plant Sciences, other
  • Services: Cross-sectoral exchange, Education & Training, Events, Knowledge transfer, Network promotion & support, Research collaboration
  • Institution: UZH