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BIOdiversity, STAbility and sustainability in Spatial Ecological and social-ecological Systems

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Project "BIOSTASES" data sheet

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Organization address
address: RUE MICHEL ANGE 3
city: PARIS
postcode: 75794

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 Coordinator Country France [FR]
 Project website
 Total cost 2˙092˙644 €
 EC max contribution 2˙092˙644 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2014-ADG
 Funding Scheme ERC-ADG
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-09-01   to  2020-08-31


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 Project objective

Biodiversity loss is one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time. There is mounting evidence that biodiversity increases the stability of ecosystem functions and services, suggesting that it may be critical to the sustainability of ecosystems and human societies in the face of environmental changes. Classical ecological theory, however, has focused on measures of stability that cannot explain and predict these stabilizing effects, especially in spatial systems.

The goal of BIOSTASES is to develop a coherent body of new theory on the stability of ecosystems and coupled social–ecological systems and its relationships with biodiversity at multiple spatial scales that can better inform empirical research. BIOSTASES will reach this goal through four complementary objectives. First, it will propose a mathematical framework focused on temporal variability as an empirically relevant measure of stability, and use this framework to build robust early warning signals for critical transitions. Second, it will use dynamical metacommunity models to explore a wide range of novel questions related to ecosystem stability and diversity–stability relationships across scales. Third, it will study the stability of complex meta-ecosystems to provide new perspectives on the stability of food webs and on synergies and trade-offs between multiple ecosystem services across space. Fourth, it will develop novel theory to study the long-term dynamics and sustainability of coupled social–ecological systems.

BIOSTASES proposes an ambitious innovative research programme that will provide new perspectives on the stability and sustainability of ecological and coupled social–ecological systems in the face of environmental changes. It will contribute to bridging the gaps between theoretical and empirical ecology and between ecology and social sciences, and to developing new approaches in biodiversity conservation, landscape management, and sustainable development.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2016 Jean-François Arnoldi, Bart Haegeman
Unifying dynamical and structural stability of equilibria
published pages: 20150874, ISSN: 1364-5021, DOI: 10.1098/rspa.2015.0874
Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Science 472/2193 2019-07-02
2016 Arnoldi, Jean-François; Haegeman, Bart; Revilla, Tomás; Loreau, Michel
Particularity of “Universal resilience patterns in complex networks”
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.1101/056218
2017 A.-S. Lafuite, M. Loreau
Time-delayed biodiversity feedbacks and the sustainability of social-ecological systems
published pages: 96-108, ISSN: 0304-3800, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2017.02.022
Ecological Modelling 351 2019-07-02
2016 Shaopeng Wang, Michel Loreau
Biodiversity and ecosystem stability across scales in metacommunities
published pages: 510-518, ISSN: 1461-023X, DOI: 10.1111/ele.12582
Ecology Letters 19/5 2019-07-02
2017 Vincent Calcagno, Philippe Jarne, Michel Loreau, Nicolas Mouquet, Patrice David
Diversity spurs diversification in ecological communities
published pages: 15810, ISSN: 2041-1723, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms15810
Nature Communications 8 2019-07-02
2017 Andrew T. Tredennick, Claire de Mazancourt, Michel Loreau, Peter B. Adler
Environmental responses, not species interactions, determine synchrony of dominant species in semiarid grasslands
published pages: 971-981, ISSN: 0012-9658, DOI: 10.1002/ecy.1757
Ecology 98/4 2019-07-02
2017 Yunhai Zhang, Michel Loreau, Nianpeng He, Guangming Zhang, Xingguo Han
Mowing exacerbates the loss of ecosystem stability under nitrogen enrichment in a temperate grassland
published pages: 1637-1646, ISSN: 0269-8463, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12850
Functional Ecology 31/8 2019-07-02
2018 J.-F. Arnoldi, A. Bideault, M. Loreau, B. Haegeman
How ecosystems recover from pulse perturbations: A theory of short- to long-term responses
published pages: 79-92, ISSN: 0022-5193, DOI: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2017.10.003
Journal of Theoretical Biology 436 2019-07-02
2016 Haegeman, Bart; Arnoldi, Jean-François; Wang, Shaopeng; de Mazancourt, Claire; Montoya, José M.; Loreau, Michel
Resilience, invariability, and ecological stability across levels of organization
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.1101/085852
2018 Matthieu Barbier, Jean-François Arnoldi, Guy Bunin, Michel Loreau
Generic assembly patterns in complex ecological communities
published pages: 2156-2161, ISSN: 0027-8424, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1710352115
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115/9 2019-07-02
2017 D. W. Shanafelt, K. R. Salau, J. A. Baggio
Do-it-yourself networks: a novel method of generating weighted networks
published pages: 171227, ISSN: 2054-5703, DOI: 10.1098/rsos.171227
Royal Society Open Science 4/11 2019-07-02
2018 Robin Delsol, Michel Loreau, Bart Haegeman
The relationship between the spatial scaling of biodiversity and ecosystem stability
published pages: , ISSN: 1466-822X, DOI: 10.1111/geb.12706
Global Ecology and Biogeography 2019-07-02
2017 A.-S. Lafuite, C. de Mazancourt, M. Loreau
Delayed behavioural shifts undermine the sustainability of social–ecological systems
published pages: 20171192, ISSN: 0962-8452, DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2017.1192
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 284/1868 2019-07-02
2017 S.M. Vallina, P. Cermeno, S. Dutkiewicz, M. Loreau, J.M. Montoya
Phytoplankton functional diversity increases ecosystem productivity and stability
published pages: 184-196, ISSN: 0304-3800, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2017.06.020
Ecological Modelling 361 2019-07-02
2017 Shaopeng Wang, Michel Loreau, Jean-Francois Arnoldi, Jingyun Fang, K. Abd. Rahman, Shengli Tao, Claire de Mazancourt
An invariability-area relationship sheds new light on the spatial scaling of ecological stability
published pages: 15211, ISSN: 2041-1723, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms15211
Nature Communications 8 2019-07-02
2017 Forest Isbell, Andrew Gonzalez, Michel Loreau, Jane Cowles, Sandra Díaz, Andy Hector, Georgina M. Mace, David A. Wardle, Mary I. O\'Connor, J. Emmett Duffy, Lindsay A. Turnbull, Patrick L. Thompson, Anne Larigauderie
Linking the influence and dependence of people on biodiversity across scales
published pages: 65-72, ISSN: 0028-0836, DOI: 10.1038/nature22899
Nature 546/7656 2019-07-02

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