Department of Agri-Environmental and Territorial Sciences
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Various departments and science institutes of Klaipeda University are involved in studies on biological invasion, ecoinformatics, ecological modeling, plankton ecology and trophodynamics, geology, geomorphology and biogeochemisty, benthic habitat ecology, marine spatial planning, environmental impact assessment.
The Discovery Collections held at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton is an actively growing collection of deep-sea organisms dating back to 1925 (http://noc.ac.uk/data/discovery-collections). As a specialised collection with a long history we are particularly interested in :
We are a research group on mountain forest ecology and silviculture within the Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food Science at the University of Turin.
Our interests focus on forest and landscape ecology, forest stand dynamics, natural and man-made disturbances to ecosystems, wildlife-frest interactions, habitat modeling, dendrochronology, climate change ecology, forest restoration, invasive species, simulation modeling, and applications of LIDAR and remote sensing to silviculture and harvesting.
Knowledge and Ontology Engineering, also expertise in scholarly communication in the biomedical domain, text mining, bioinformatics and social web technology. We are leading efforts such as DBPEDIA, BIOTEA, active participants in SmartProtocols.org, and W3 working groups.
The Information Technologies Institute (former Informatics and Telematics Institute) (CERTH-ITI) was founded in Thessaloniki, in 1998, as a non-profit organization. Since 2000 it has been a founding member of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) and has participated in more than 50 EC IST/ICT and in more than 85 national projects. In the last 10 years, the researchers of ITI have produced more than 200 journal papers, more than 500 conference publications and more than 65 book chapters.
The Museum is among the largest of its kind in Europe. In 39 exhibition halls thousands of objects representing the earth and life sciences convey an impression of the breathtaking diversity of nature.
Collections comprising some 30 million specimens and artefacts are the essential basis for the work of 60 + staff scientists. Their main fields of research cover a wide range of topics from the origins of our solar system and the evolution of animals and plants to human evolution, as well as prehistoric traditions and customs.
The vision of the Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology and Aquaculture (Hellenic Centre for Marine Research) on the field of Biodiversity Informatics is to develop an exemplar Research Infrastructure and to establish it as the biodiversity Centre of Excellence for South-eastern Europe.
The main objectives to achieve this vision are:
CREAF’s main objective is to generate knowledge and create new methodological tools in the field of terrestrial ecology, with special emphasis on forest ecology and biodiversity in order to improve environmental planning and management. This is achieved through: A) Basic research. CREAF conducts first-class, innovative basic research and is a centre of excellence at both national and international levels. B) Applied research. CREAF also conducts applied research in forest science and biodiversity. This research contributes to the sustainable management and conservation of resources and ecosystems. C) Development of methodological, conceptual and software tools. These tools are designed to facilitate decision making and improve environmental management. D) Transfer and diffusion of knowledge. CREAF transfers scientific and technological know-how through training courses, consultation and various types of publications.
CREAF’s activities include research over (1) the function and diversity of natural ecosystems and their response to disturbances, (2) environmental problems that may severely affect biodiversity and ecosystems, e.g. the spread of invasive species, changes in soil use or atmosphere and climate changes, and (3) the development of conceptual, methodological and software tools instruments to assist in decision-making and facilitate sustainable management. The research into biodiversity carried out by CREAF aims to increase the global knowledge of the mechanisms that generate and maintain biodiversity in terrestrial ecosystems, the analysis of the territorial patterns that characterize biodiversity and the study of factors that threaten it. These studies mainly adopt approaches based on population ecology, community ecology and landscape ecology.
CREAF is also studying the effects of changes on a global scale, especially atmospheric and climate change as well as changes in land use, having a significant effect on terrestrial ecosystems and the biodiversity of an area.