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Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a Changing Climate

BECC is an interdisciplinary strategic research environment with the main purpose to better understand how changes in land use and in the climate system impact ecosystems and biodiversity.

BECC's purpose is to bring together complementary skills for research in order to predict the direct and indirect effects by climate change on biodiversity, ecosystems and ecosystem services. The research has both natural and social science perspectives and concerns local, regional, national and global scales. The research will increase the scientific knowledge about biodiversity and ecosystem services in a changing climate with the aim to promote sustainable development in the area. An important part of the research is interaction with the majority of the Swedish authorities and organizations (stakeholders) in sectors such as agriculture and forestry.

BECC is a collaboration between Lund University and University of Gothenburg. It is a strategic research area that strives for a better understanding of the impacts of climate change and land use decisions on terrestrial ecosystems and biodiversity, addressing the consequences of ecosystem changes for human beings and socio-economic systems. 

Collaboration with Swedish authorities and organizations in sectors such as agriculture and forestry is an important part of BECC.

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