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NERC Valuing Nature programme: Understanding ecosystem stocks and tipping points

nerc-logo-50thNERC is inviting proposals to contribute to addressing the goals of the Valuing Nature programme through a broader understanding of the tipping points of ecosystem services.

This NERC supported call is for UK focused research proposals to further understand:

  • the links between ecosystem stocks, ecosystem service flows and benefits that are delivered as a result, to enable identification of critical levels of ecosystem stocks that avoid abrupt and damaging change in the delivery of benefits (tipping points); and
  • how the values (including those broader than economics) of ecosystem services and the benefits they deliver change as tipping points are reached and exceeded.

A funding pot of up to £1·1m (80%FEC) is available from NERC, which is expected to support three proposals of up to 30 months duration, and up to £370K (80% FEC).

Applicants should refer to the full Announcement of Opportunity for further details.

Announcement of Opportunity (PDF, 247KB)

Call closes: 16:00 BST 6 May 2016

Contacts: For further information about this Announcement of Opportunity, please contact:

Rachel Leader   01793 411595  

General Valuing Nature Programme Coordination Team enquiries should be directed to:

If you are interested in applying to this call then please contact your RKEO Funding Development Officer in the first instance.