PRIDE Drivers of Pontocaspian biodiversity Rise and Demise
EU Marie Curie ITN
Co-investigator: Dr. F. Wesselingh - Naturalis, The Netherlands
PRIDE focuses on the evolution of Pontocaspian biota over the past 2 million years. The extraordinary endemic biodiversity, coupled with a high-amplitude record of palaeoenvironmental change, makes it an ideal system to study drivers of past and current biodiversity crises. By linking Pontocaspian palaeoenvironmental and biodiversity changes we will reconstruct biological resilience to environmental change and apply this knowledge to the current Pontocaspian biodiversity crisis to model future diversity shifts under different Global Change scenarios.
PRIDE will provide outstanding interdisciplinary technical training, new skills acquisition and career development for 15 early stage researchers.