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Measuring ecosystem services from protected areas

Grant number: 19/15933-9
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2020
Effective date (End): December 31, 2020
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Ecology - Ecosystems Ecology
Principal Investigator:Teresa Cristina Magro
Grantee:Ricardo Reale
Supervisor abroad: Immaculada Oliveras Menor
Home Institution: Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz (ESALQ). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Piracicaba , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : University of Oxford, England  
Associated to the scholarship:17/24013-5 - Sustainable companies and protected areas, BP.DR

Abstract

The increased of consumerism stimulated by the growth of world population increased the agricultural, industrial and energy sectors productions. Thus, environmental resources were explored quickly, leading to biodiversity loss and climate change. Intent to reduce these problems, several international multi-sectoral agreements developed as an attempt to mitigate and minimise the environmental impacts suffering by the planet. Due to high economic relevance and their activities causing recognised environmental damage, the agrarian, energy and industrial sectors are at the centre of the environmental discussion. These sectors have already been developing mitigations of environmental damage, but it still exists little debate about whether the actions developed are enough to supply the stock of natural resources provided by ecosystems. In this context, the project FAPESP #2017/24013-5 ongoing in Brazil are investigating the mechanism that explains the association with interference between sustainability practices and biodiversity conservation actions in natural areas. The leading Brazilian project was divided into four stages, being this research internship abroad will develop the stage (3), looking to evaluate the ecosystem services provision rate from natural areas surrounding companies analysed in the stages developed in the lead project. So, unifying results of both projects (Brazilian stages [1, 2 and 4] and stage [3] the UK), will possibility infer how much organisations consume from natural areas and how much they should stimulate by environmental conservation actions to restock ecosystem services.