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FAPESP and NERC announce result of call to support research in Brazilian Biomes

FAPESP and NERC announce result of call to support research in Brazilian Biomes

Three joint UK-Brazil applications were selected and will be funded (photo: NASA)

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) announce the result of a call for research proposals about “Understanding and Sustaining Brazilian Biome Resources”.

This call is supported by the UK through the Newton Fund and was only open to joint UK-Brazil applications.

NERC and FAPESP will support research in complimentary Brazilian biomes (including Amazon, Atlantic rainforest, Caatinga and Cerrado biomes) which will improve the understanding of the role of biodiversity in the functioning of ecosystems, the drivers and impact of change, and management and restoration options.

Two proposals of FAPESP’s Young Investigator Awards and one of São Paulo Excellence Chair (SPEC) were selected.

NERC will fund the UK-based researchers and FAPESP will provide matched equivalent effort to the São Paulo State-based researchers.

In this call, FAPESP is, for the first time, awarding grants under the concept of “Case for Support”, in which a project can contain more than one individual grant at FAPESP, each one fulfilling part of the activities in the project.

Selected proposals:

Researchers

Project

Related grants in UK

Jonathan James Lloyd
Biology Department – FFCLRP - USP

Colin Prentice
Imperial College London

 

 

Nordeste: New science for a neglected biome

Theme: Ecosystem Ecology

FAPESP grant number: 2015/50488-5 (SPEC)

R. Toby Pennington
Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh

Anne Verhoef
University of Reading

Oliver Phillips
University of Leeds

Immaculada Oliveras Menor
Biology Institute - UNICAMP

Oliver Phillips
University of Leeds

BIOmes of Brasil - Resilience, Recovery, and Diversity: BIO-RED

Tema: Biodiversidade e Ecologia

FAPESP grant number: 2015/50517-5 (JP)

Yadvinder Singh Malhi
University of Oxford

Jos Barlow
Lancaster University

Fabien Hubert Wagner
Remote Sensing Department - OBT - Inpe

Oliver Phillips
University of Leeds

BIOmes of Brasil - Resilience, Recovery, and Diversity: BIO-RED

Tema: Biodiversidade e Mudanças Climáticas

FAPESP grant number: 2015/50484-0 (JP)

Yadvinder Singh Malhi
University of Oxford

Jos Barlow
Lancaster University

The call for proposals is available at: www.fapesp.br/9499