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Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning - EU Network of Excellence

Parent project: Sixth Framework Programme
Reference no: 505446
Acronym: MarBEF
Period: February 2004 till April 2009
Status: Completed
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Institutes (94)  Top | Projects | Datasets 

Child projects (19)  Top | Institutes | Datasets 
  • Biodiversity and ecosystem function under changing climatic conditions - the Arctic as a model system, more
  • Bringing biogeographical data online, more
  • Causes and consequences of changing marine biodiversity a fish and fisheries perspective, more
  • Deep-sea & Extreme Environments, Patterns of Species and Ecosystem Time Series, more
  • Development of decision support systems, more
  • Effects of biodiversity on the functioning and stability of marine ecosystems: European scale comparisons, more
  • European integration of marine microplankton research, more
  • Functioning of FOOD WEbs across ecosystems of different BIOdiversity level, more
  • Genetic Biodiversity, more
  • Integration of different methods to study patterns and changes in pelagic biodiversity in the open ocean along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, more
  • Large scale and long term Networking on the observation of Global Change and its impact on Marine Biodiversity, more
  • Marine Propagation Along the Coasts of Europe, more
  • Meiobenthic And Nematode biodiversity: Unraveling Ecological and Latitudinal Aspects, more
  • Microbial diversity and ecosystem functions: concepts, open questions and recommendations for integration of microbes into general ecological frameworks, more
  • Modelling key aspects of marine biodiversity, more
  • Pilot MarBEF Coast Watch network of students and amateurs in Europe, more
  • Role of Secondary Metabolites in Ecosystem Biodiversity, more
  • The role of native and/or invasive ecosystem engineers in explaining biodiversity, more
  • Web Accessible Taxonomic Expertise in MarBEF: PROviding an e-Platform for the European Taxonomists, more

The creation of the network of excellence MARBEF (Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem
Functioning) aims at integrating research efforts by forming a dedicated group of marine
scientists and institutes and creating a virtual European institute with a long-term research
programme and dedicated links with industry and the public at large. This involves besides
coordination of research the training, exchange and outreach activities in several relevant
fields of science, including marine ecology and biogeochemistry, fisheries biology, taxonomy
and socio-economic sciences. Better integration of research is also required to support the
legal obligations of the EU and its member states and associated states for the Convention
for Biological Diversity, the OSPAR and Barcelona conventions as well as several EU
directives (Bird Directive, Habitat Directive, Water Framework Directive). The network will also
improve links with the large and growing number of industries depending on the sustainable
use and exploitation of marine biodiversity. This includes tourism, fisheries and aquaculture
but also new industries that explore and commercialise marine genetic and chemical

Datasets (20)  Top | Institutes | Projects 
  • Aegean Polychaetes, more
  • ANDEEP-1: Antarctic deep-sea meiofauna, more
  • Arctic Meiofauna Succession, more
  • Benthos Cretan Continental Shelf, more
  • Benthos Gironde Estuary, more
  • Bibliography Hydrozoa, more
  • BIS dataset of the south-western part of Netherlands (1985-2004), more
  • ERMS 1.0: European Register of Marine Species version 1, more
  • ERMS 2.0: European Register of Marine Species version 2, more
  • Fauna Bentonica, more
  • LargeNet database, more
  • MANUELA: MANUELA Database, more
  • MarBEF Publication Series data, more
  • NARMS: North Atlantic Register for Marine Species, more
  • Occhipinti dataset, more
  • RainBase - a field manipulation experiment on four European beaches: data for Arina (Greece), more
  • RainBase - a field manipulation experiment on four European beaches: data for De Panne (Belgium), more
  • RainBase - a field manipulation experiment on four European beaches: data for Hel (Poland), more
  • RainBase - a field manipulation experiment on four European beaches: data for Sines (Portugal), more
  • Western Baltic Sea Copepods, more

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