Stichting Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek – Alterra (ALT)

Stichting Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek (DLO) is part of Wageningen UR (University and Research centre). Within FunDivEUROPE, researchers from Alterra (ALT) will be involved, being one of the specialized research institutes of DLO. Alterra is the main Dutch centre of expertise on rural areas. Its research focus is on four main topics: rural development, biodiversity and ecosystem services, climate change and adaptation, and risk management. Within FP5 and FP6 of the EU, Alterra has been involved, either as coordinator or partner institution, in more than 85 projects. Alterra is participating in FunDivEUROPE through the Soil Science Centre and the Centre of Ecosystem Studies (two of the five research centres of Alterra). Alterra has been the coordinator of the Intensive Forest Monitoring Programme of the EC and UN-ECE Integrated Co-operative Programme (ICP) on Forests in the period 1996 – 2003, presently continued within the FutMon project. Alterra is involved in many biodiversity networks, including ALTER-Net, and is participating in several FPVI biodiversity projects, such as Echochange, EBONE, ESCAPE and EVOLTREE. Alterra is also involved in various Forest COST Actions such as “Climate Change and Forest Mitigation and Adaptation in a Polluted Environment” (FP0903) and “Forest Models” (FP0603).

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