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The Directive 2009/128/EC sets rules in EU for the sustainable use of pesticides to reduce the risks and impacts of pesticide use on people's health and the environment. Among the listed actions there is the promotion of low pesticide-input management including non-chemical methods. In parallel several chemical active ingredients have been banned because of toxicity concerns. The result is that gr ...
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Training on Remote Sensing for Ecosystem modElling (TRuStEE)

Start date: Oct 1, 2016, End date: Sep 30, 2020,

Understanding and predicting ecosystem functions remains a major challenge in evaluating ecosystem services and biophysical controls on biosphere-atmosphere interactions, as current dynamic vegetation models are still not capable of grasping the spatial and temporal variability in ecosystem processes. Remote sensing (RS) data at a range of scales from proximal observations to global extent samplin ...
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Apple scab caused by Venturia inaequalis is the major constraint to apple production worldwide, causing severe economic losses. As current commercial cultivars are highly susceptible to scab, introduction of new scab-resistant cultivars will reduce the intensive use of pesticides now required to control this disease. Although the ‘Geneva’ apple is an important source of resistance for breeding, it ...
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The Department of Environmental Sciences at Jožef Stefan Institute has invested in new state-of-the-the-art mass spectrometry instrumentation and related laboratory infrastructure, an important and essential technique in modern science, but must now bolster its knowledge capacity and raise its research profile through taking practical steps in training and knowledge transfer and networking activit ...
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Ensuring the Integrity of the European food chain (FOODINTEGRITY)

Start date: Jan 1, 2014, End date: Dec 31, 2018,

Food Integrity “the state of being whole, entire, or undiminished or in perfect condition”.Providing assurance to consumers and other stakeholders about the safety, authenticity and quality of European food (integrity) is of prime importance in adding value to the European Agri-food economy. The integrity of European foods is under constant threat from fraudulently labelled imitations that try to ...
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Background Coppicing is a traditional way of forest management that has been adopted across Europe, particularly in southern countries. In Italy, there are around 3.7 million hectares of coppice (42% of the total forest area according to the FAO definition). Coppice forests provided a number of forest ecosystem goods and services (FGS), from energy (fire ...
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The first aim of the project is to prove a general mechanism for plant protection from abiotic stresses (such as temperature and ozone stress) exerted by volatile isoprenoids (VIPs). Recent studies advanced the hypothesis that VIPs may function as effective antioxidants in plants by directly reacting with reactive oxygen species (ROS) that accumulate upon abiotic stress, producing oxidized VIPs. H ...
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EU BON: Building the European Biodiversity Observation Network (EU BON)

Start date: Dec 1, 2012, End date: May 31, 2017,

Sustainable governance of our biological resources requires reliable scientific knowledge that meets the needs of society. Current biodiversity observation systems and environmental datasets are unbalanced in coverage and not integrated, limiting integrative analyses and implementation of environmental policies.EU BON presents an innovative approach towards integration of biodiversity information ...
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The spotted wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii, is an invasive polyphagous pest endemic to South East Asia. It has recently invaded western countries where it has become a threatening pest for cultivated small fruits. Unlike most others Drosophila species, whose larvae feed on decaying plant, D. suzukii lays its egg on unwounded ripening fruits. Host selection arises from oviposition behaviours o ...
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Chemical pesticides have significantly contributed to increase productivity and quality of produce worldwide. The risk of losing production because of pests/diseases damages is strongly perceived by growers, who consequently tend to minimize it by using chemical pesticides. On the other hand, consumers are more and more concerned about pesticides. There is a strong need for innovative products fro ...
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Infrastructure for Analysis and Experimentation on Ecosystems (ANAEE)

Start date: Nov 1, 2012, End date: Oct 31, 2016,

ANAEE will provide Europe with a distributed and coordinated set of experimental, analytical and modelling platforms to analyse and predict in a precise manner the response of the main continental ecosystems to environmental and land use changes. ANAEE will consist of highly equipped in natura and in vitro experimental platforms associated with sophisticated analytical and modelling platforms coup ...
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Rodent-borne microparasitic infectious diseases (e.g. LCMv), including those transmitted by the rodents’ ectoparasites (e.g. TBE), are of increasing concern for public health. Rodents themselves are also a threat to food security because they damage agricultural crops and food stores. Effective control of these emerging and re-emerging diseases (and the rodent hosts themselves) requires a full und ...
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The proposed project aims to develop innovative methods, tools and concepts for the replacement of copper in European organic and low input fruit, grapevine, potato, and tomato production systems. Copper-free production systems will be achieved by (i) providing alternative compounds, (ii) ‘smart’ application tools and (iii) by integrating these tools into traditional and novel copper-free crop pro ...
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Proton Ionization Molecular Mass Spectrometry (PIMMS)

Start date: Jun 1, 2012, End date: May 31, 2016,

"The need for quantitative and fast identification of trace gaseous compounds in complex chemical matrices continuously pushes the limits of analytical chemistry in many areas of relevance to the EU, including food, health, the environment, and security. A relatively new broad-based and rapidly growing analytical technique, proton transfer reaction mass spectrometry (PTR-MS), combines excellent c ...
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Grapevine is one of the most important crops in Europe for production and cultivated area. Ripening is a process that increases flavor and aroma due to the accumulation of anthocyanin and aromatic compounds in berries but it limits transport, store and manipulation. Grape ripening follows a double sigmoid curve characterized for a first volume increase of the berry and a second phase, also called ...
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Designing Trees for the future (TREES4FUTURE)

Start date: Nov 1, 2011, End date: Apr 30, 2016,

TREES4FUTURE will make a significant contribution to helping the European forestry sector respond, in a sustainable manner, to increasing demands for wood products and services (among which preservation of forest biodiversity) in a context of changing climatic conditions. To do so TREES4FUTURE will integrate for the first time major, yet rarely interacting forestry communities (and their resources ...
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Aircraft for Environmental and Forest Science (AIRFORS)

Start date: Jan 1, 2012, End date: Dec 31, 2015,

"Up-to-date environmental science builds upon of highly standardised monitoring networks and global scale earth observations. But a missing scale in ecosystem monitoring still exist to properly bridge observations which are made at the leaf/canopy to the global scales. Aircraft and airborne sensors are ideal to operate at such “missing scale”. Aircraft can be used to operate a range of sensors to ...
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Fruit Breedomics has as its strategic goal to improve the efficiency of fruit breeding by bridging the gap between scientific genetics research and application in breeding. Fruit Breedomics takes a multidisciplinary approach, including genetics, genomics, ecophysiology and bioinformatics, to improve the efficiency apple and peach breeding programmes by: i) developing new and adapted tools, ii) stu ...
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Biology and control of vector-borne infections in Europe (EDENext)

Start date: Jan 1, 2011, End date: Jun 30, 2015,

To address the call for proposals 'Biology and control of vector-borne infections in Europe' launched by the European Commission, we want to investigate the biological, ecological and epidemiological components of vector-borne diseases (VBD) introduction, emergence and spread, and to propose innovative tools for controlling them, building on the basis of acquired knowledge. We have selected the ma ...
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This project is a multidisciplinary initiative enabling the exchange of scientists among three research institutes internationally recognized for their skills in fruit tree biology. This is a unique opportunity to partner these key institutes and combine their skills in plant genomics, biotechnology, plant physiology, postharvest and apple breeding to bring a unique outcome. The objective of the p ...
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"To meet both the worldwide demand for food security and new environmental needs, agriculture must increase food production and quality while decreasing its ecological footprint. Ensuring sustainability and competitiveness with reduced pesticide inputs is a major challenge.PURE will provide integrated pest management (IPM) solutions and a practical toolbox for their implementation in key European ...
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European West Nile collaborative research project (EuroWestNile)

Start date: Mar 1, 2011, End date: Aug 31, 2014,

West Nile virus (WNV) is one of the most evident examples of emerging/re-emerging pathogens one can nominate, which is characterized by occasional virulent epizootic outbreaks. Despite intensive research done since its first appearance in the Americas in 1999, many aspects of its molecular biology, epidemiology, ecology, pathogenesis and life cycle are still poorly understood. Being a generalist p ...
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Remote sensing can provide systematic global estimations of vegetation structure and biochemistry imparting data such as leaf area index (LAI), water content or fractional light interception by green vegetation (fPAR). However a global network of standardize validation sites is required to reduce the uncertainty of these products. As part of that effort, SpecNet (Spectral Network), an independent ...
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KM0 Research (FBK-RN2013)

Start date: Jun 1, 2013, End date: Dec 31, 2013,

"Science is a global endeavour with a very local impact on our lives. For this reason we call the project “Km0 Research” (in Italian, “Km0” is the term used for local “short supply chain” products) and will show how: researchers are normal people among us (the “Km0 Researcher”; “Km0” is also how far a researcher is from you); the outputs and results of the research are among us (the “Km0 Lab”); th ...
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Greenhouse gas management in European land use systems (GHG Europe)

Start date: Jan 1, 2010, End date: Sep 30, 2013,

The GHG-Europe project aims to improve our understanding and capacity for predicting the European terrestrial carbon and greenhouse gas (GHG) budget by applying a systematic, comprehensive and integrative approach. GHG-Europe quantifies the annual to decadal variability of the carbon and GHG budgets of terrestrial ecosystems in EU27 plus Switzerland and in six data-rich European regions via data-m ...
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Genetic biodiversity is recognised by the Convention on Biological Diversity and the EC Biodiversity Strategy as one of three essential elements of living diversity, yet it is poorly represented at the policy level, compared to the two other components, species and ecosystems. The CONGRESS consortium aims to rectify this situation by delivering dissemination tools which policy makers and conservat ...
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The aim of this Lifelong learning project E-VitiClimate was to address the challenges that climate change poses for European wine producers.Changes in temperature and rainfall are already transforming European vineyards rhythm and state. The impact of climate change on wine production in Europe is extremely important when considering the economic, political, social, and cultural role of wine and t ...
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