Project Title:

RECONCILE – Biodiversity Conservation, Global Change and Uncertainties: Reconciling Biodiversity Persistence and Human Development upon Dynamic Environments


22/04/2016 – 21/04/2019

Principal Investigator

Jorge Cerdeira


Biodiversity conservation is a crisis discipline: it urges to find measures to reverse the effects of intense threats acting over biodiversity; it conflicts with dominant and competing socioeconomic activities; and it typically runs under tight budgets. Additionally, ecological and socioeconomic environments are tailored by dynamic processes turning analysis and decisions on conservation actions very complex.
Where, when and how to efficiently prioritize conservation actions to abate Climate Change impacts on species distributions? RECONCILE aims at addressing major and actual conservation problems with the ultimate goal of ensuring long-term persistence of species by reconciling conservation and socioeconomy. To this end RECONCILE gathers experts from different areas such as ecology, conservation, mathematics, econometrics, computer and communication
sciences. The ultimate goal is to provide conceptually-sound and efficient decision support-tools (ie. software) to assist optimized, long-term area prioritization in three wide-range problems issued in the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.