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Main contractors
1 - Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany (PIK)
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, PO Box 60 12 03, D-14412 Potsdam, Germany
Tel. +49-331-288-2521/2637, Fax +49-331-288-2600

Department of Global Change and Natural Systems
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Cramer (project leader) mail | personal page
  • Dr. Dagmar Schröter (scientific coordinator, now at the Umweltbundesamt GmbH, Vienna, Austria) mail
  • Dr. Markus Erhard (data manager, now at the European Environment Agency, Copenhagen, Denmark) mail
  • Dr. Stephen Sitch (now at the UK Met Office, Wallingford, UK) mail
  • Dr. Alberte Bondeau mail
  • Sönke Zaehle (now at MPI Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany mail
Department of Global Change and Social Systems
  • Dr. Richard Klein (now at the Stockholm Environment Institute, Stockholm, Sweden) mail
  • Dr. Anne de la Vega-Leinert (coordinator of stakeholder dialogue) mail
  • Dr. Lilibeth Acosta-Michlik (now at Universite of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium) mail
Project secretariat
  • Brigitta Krukenberg mail

The founding of PIK in 1992 arose out of the growing need among decision-makers to be informed about the consequencesof global change. PIK investigates the ecological, geophysical and socio-economic aspects of global change on a range of different scales. PIK contributes to management strategies for sustainable development by studying the complex interactions between the individual earth-system components and society.

PIK collaborates with other institutes around the world in numerous programmes such as the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). 

Click here to find more about our PIK co-operations, staff, research etc.

2 - Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, France (CEFE)
Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, CNRS UPR 9056, 1919 Route de Mende, F-34293 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
Tel.: +33-4-67-61-32-68, Fax: +33-4-67-41-21-38

Laboratoire d'Ecologie Alpine, CNRS, Université Joseph Fourier, BP 53 X, 38041 Grenoble Cedex, France
  • Dr. Sandra Lavorel (Laboratoire d'Ecologie Alpine) mail
  • Dr. Miguel B. Araujo (now at Oxford University, Oxford, UK) mail
  • Dr. Wilfried Thuiller (Laboratoire d'Ecologie Alpine) mail
Research at CEFE addresses a wide range of topics that are organised as three departments: genetics and population biology; dynamics of populations and communities ('Dynamics of Ecological Systems'); and ecosystem functioning. The 'Dynamics of Ecological Systems' department focuses on the understanding of the mechanisms underlying the effects of disturbances on populations and communities. Particular attention is devoted to disturbances linked with human land use. Studies take place essentially in the Mediterranean region, using plants and birds as biological models. Studies involving approaches that range from demography to ecophysiology are combined with modelling in order to integrate processes over temporal and spatial scales.
3 - Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Switzerland (ETH)
Mountain Forest Ecology, Department of Forest Sciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich, ETH-Zentrum HG G21.3, CH-8092 Zürich, Switzerland
Tel.: +41-44-632-3239
  • Prof. Dr. Harald Bugmann mail
  • Dr. Bärbel Zierl (now with MeteoSwiss) mail
The mission of the Mountain Forest Ecology Group at the ETH Zürich is to further our understanding of the structure and function of forest ecosystems in mountainous regions. In the context of ATEAM, we focus on two important services provided by mountain ecosystems: fresh water supply and carbon storage. Assessments of the vulnerability of these services under future environmental change will facilitate long-term water resource planning and support the successful implementation of the Kyoto protocol.
4 - Wageningen University,  The Netherlands (WU)
Environmental Systems Analysis Group, Wageningen University, P.O.Box 430, NL-6700 AK Wageningen, The Netherlands
Tel.: +31 317-484812, Fax: +31 317-484839
  • Prof. Dr. Rik Leemans mail
  • Dr. Frank Ewert mail
  • Dr. Marc Metzger (now at University of Edinburgh, UK) mail
  • Dr. Pytrik Reidsma mail
Silviculture and Forest Ecology Group, Department of Environmental Sciences, Wageningen University, P.O. Box 342, NL-6700 AH Wageningen, The Netherlands
Tel.: +31-317-478026, Fax: +31-317-478078
  • Prof. Dr. Frits Mohren mail
  • Geesje van der Werf
Wageningen University provides academic education and scientific research in the field of agricultural and environmental sciences, aiming at wise and sustainable land use to serve a demanding society. The Department of Theoretical Production Ecology (TPE) of Wageningen University does research on the productivity and development of managed and unmanaged ecosystems worldwide. TPE has always maintained a strong modelling focus strengthened with experimental research. TPE has been instrumental in the development of early crop-productivity and C-cycle models. Now the research has broadened into modelling land use and its environmental consequences. Scenario analyses for agricultural and land-use developments have been completed for developed and developing countries and for Europe as a whole (e.g., the widely cited 'Ground-for-Choices' study). TPE currently closely collaborates with RIVM on the further development of the land-use components of the IMAGE model.
5 - Max Planck Institut für Biogeochemie,  Germany (MPI-BGC)
Max-Planck-Institut für Biogeochemie, Postfach 10 01 64, D-07701 Jena, Germany
Tel.: +49-3641-64-3770, Fax: +49-3641-64-3775
  • Prof. Dr. I. Colin Prentice (now at Bristol University, UK) mail
  • Dr. Almut Arneth (now at Lund University, Sweden) mail
  • Dr. Joanna House (now at Bristol University, UK) mail
  • Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Holland (now at NCAR, Boulder, CO, USA) mail
The Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry (MPI-BGC) is an interdisciplinary research institute of the German Max Planck Society and was founded in 1997. The MPI-BGC has grown rapidly to become an international centre for observational and modelling researchin the global carbon cycle, biospheric modelling, and palaeoclimates with major involvements in IGBP (International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme) and IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change). The Institute combines strong observational and process-based studies (e.g. ecosystem flux measurements, soil biogeochemistry) and data integration (e.g. satellite observations, palaeo-environmental data bases) with global scale modelling (e.g. vegetation dynamics, carbon cycle, aerosol modelling). Within ATEAM the institute provides modelling and data analysis expertise and has special interests in terrestrial carbon exchanges, ecosystem indicators and bioenergy.
6 - Lund University, Sweden (LU)
Climate Impacts Group, Department of Geography & Ecosystem Analysis, Lund University, Sölvegatan 13, S-22362 Lund, Sweden
Tel.: +46-46-222-9298, Fax: +46-46-222-0321
  • Prof. Dr. Martin T. Sykes mail
  • Prof. Dr. Torben R. Christensen mail
  • Dr. Ben Smith mail
The Department of Ecology, Lund University is one of the leading ecological institutions in Europe, with a world-class reputation for high quality research covering a broad spectrum of topics from molecular through organismal studies, to populations and communities through to questions on global change. The department is made up of different sections: Animal Ecology, Chemical Ecology & Ecotoxicology, Limnology, Microbial Ecology, Plant Ecology and Theoretical Ecology. The Plant Ecology section's main research areas are: Climate impact research, Community plantecology, Ecosystem and population ecology, Forest Ecology and Soil-Plant interactions and processes.
7 - Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium (UCL)
Département de Géologie et de Géographie, Université Catholique de Louvain, Place Louis Pasteur, 3, B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Tel.: +32-10-47-2872, Fax: +32-10-47-2877
  • Prof. Dr. Mark D. A. Rounsevell (now at University of Edinburgh, UK) mail
  • Dr. Isabelle Reginster
The Department of Geography at the Université catholique de Louvain has an international reputation in research in land-use/land-cover changes and locational analysis. This includes research within the rural, urban and transport sectors, both in Europe and tropical regions. The Department aims to develop an interdisciplinary approach to its research that brings together a variety of methods in both economic and physical geography. Thus, the research of the Department has focused on the analysis, modelling and monitoring of spatially-distributed land surface processes.

Within ATEAM, UCL is responsible for the development and application of an internally-consistent set of scenarios of biophysicaland socio-economic change drivers for ecosystem process modelling. This includes scenarios of atmospheric CO2, climate change, land use change and nitrogen deposition that are based on the Special Report on Emissions Scenarios framework.

8 - Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals, Spain (CREAF)
Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona), Spain
Tel.: +34 93 403 7144, Fax: +34-93-5811312
  • Dr. Santi Sabaté mail
  • Dr. Carlos A. Gracia mail
  • Anabel Sanchez mail
  • Eduard Pla mail
  • Juanjo Ibañez mail
  • Jordi Vayreda mail
The main objectives of CREAF are: (1) to conduct basic research on terrestrial ecosystems, bearing in mind that to manage natural systems we have to know their structure, function and dynamics, (2) to develop conceptual and methodological tools for improving managementof both natural and rural environments, and (3) to disseminate the project's research results by means of training, consulting and information. These three general objectives coincide with the core interest of the ATEAM project. ATEAM is directly associated with previous and ongoing projects developed by the same research group at the CREAF which has the institutional support of the Universities of Barcelona and Autonomous of Barcelona, as well as the Generalitat de Catalunya – the Autonomous Government of Catalonia.
9 - Institute of Arable Crops Research,  United Kingdom (RES)
Agriculture and Environment Division, IACR-Rothamsted, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 2JQ, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 1582 763133, Fax: +44 1582 769222
Principle investigator now at:
Department of Plant & Soil Science, University of Aberdeen, Cruickshank Building, St Machar Drive, Aberdeen, AB24 3UU, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44-1224-272702, Fax: +44-1224 272703
  • Prof. Dr. Pete Smith mail
The Department of Plant & Soil Science at the University of Aberdeen conducts a wide variety of pure and applied research into the functioning of plants, soils and ecosystems. Areas of relevance to ATEAM include ecosystem modelling, global change research and the assessment of agricultural and soil sustainability. In ATEAM, the University of Aberdeen coordinates the work in assessing the vulnerability of agricultural ecosystems in Europe.
10 - University of Southampton, United Kingdom (SOTON)
Department of Geography, University of Southampton, Highfield, SO17 1BJ, Southampton, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44-2380-594648, Fax:+44-2380-592195
  • Prof. Dr. Nigel W. Arnell (now at Reading University, UK) mail
  • Dr. David Wilson
The University of Southampton is one of Britain's leading universities, with a strong track record in both pure and applied science. The Department of Geography is a rapidly expanding Department within the University, which enjoys a national and international reputation for the quality of its research and teaching. Since the early 1980s research in the Department of Geography at Southampton has been focused around a selected number of themes. The current three themes are: Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis; Economy, Culture, Space; and Environmental Processes and Change. The theme Environmental Processes and Change has the broad aim of analysing and understanding past, present and future variability in fluvial, glacial and terrestrial environments, and using this knowledge together with advanced field, modelling and computer techniques to inform environmental management decisions.
11 - Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain (UCLM)
Facultad de Ciencias del Medio Ambiente, Department of Environmental Sciences, Universidad de Castilla-La-Mancha, Avenida de Carlos III S/N, 45071 Toledo, Spain
Tel.: +34-925-268-841, Fax: +34-925-268-840
  • Prof. Dr. José Manuel Moreno mail
The Ecology Group of UCLM is interested in the ecological aspects of forest fires in the Mediterranean region. The main contribution of the group will be towards developing a comprehensive approach to evaluate the vulnerability of the services provided by Mediterranean ecosystems in relation to changes in fire regime that may result under future global change scenarios.
12 - European Forest Institute, Finland (EFI)
European Forest Institute, Torikatu 34, FIN-80100 Joensuu, Finland
Tel.: +358-13-252-020, Fax: +358-13-124-393
  • Dr. Timo Karjalainen (now at the Finnish Forest Research Institute, Joensuu, Finland) mail
  • Dr. Jari Liski (now at the Finnish Environment Institute, Helsinki, Finland) mail
  • Dr. Marcus Lindner mail
  • Thies Eggers mail
  • Jeanette Eggers mail
  • Sergey Zudin mail
  • Elena Zudina mail
The European Forest Institute (EFI) is an independent, non-governmental research body established in 1993. Its purpose is to provide relevant information to policy-making in European countries relating to the forest and forest industry sector, to conduct research in the above fields, to develop research methods, to compile and maintain data concerning European forests, to organise and participate in scientific meetings, to organise and participate in forest research training, and to publish and disseminate knowledge of its work and results. EFI has four research areas: forest ecology and management; forest products markets and socio-economics; policy analysis; and forest resources and information. In ATEAM project, EFI concentrates on the vulnerability analyses of three ecosystem services, i.e. timber production, carbon sequestration and biodiversity.

13 - Finnish Environment Institute, Finland (SYKE)
Finnish Environment Institute, P.O. Box 140, FIN-00251 Helsinki, Finland
Tel.: +358-9-4030 0643, Fax: +358-9-4030 0691
The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) is responsible for carrying out environmental research and monitoring, publishing and disseminating the results, and maintaining appropriate information systems. There is a strong emphasis at SYKE on the provision of scientific support to the decision making processes concerning large-scale environmental problems like air pollution, climate change, and effects of agriculture and silviculture on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems in Finland.  SYKE is subcontracted to ATEAM to support the development of climate and land use scenarios for Europe.
14 - Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement,  France (LSCE)
Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement, Bât. 709, Orme des Merisiers, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, France
Tel. : +33 1 69 08 77 11, Fax: +33 1 69 08 77 16
  • Dr. Pierre Friedlingstein mail
The Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (LSCE) is a CEA-CNRS laboratory whose three major research directions are: The study of paleoclimates and the understanding of climatic changes; The study of the global biogeochemical cycles; and The study and use of geomarkers and geochronometers. The global biogeochemical cycles group is strongly involved in the fields of global modelling of the carbon dioxide biospheric and oceanic fluxes, and of atmospheric modelling of the carbon dioxide distribution to retrieve the carbon sources and sinks over the industrial period.
15 - Silsoe Research Institute, United Kingdom (SRI)
Silsoe Research Institute, Wrest Park, Silsoe, Bedford, MK45 4HS, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 1525 860 000, Fax: +44 1525 860 156
  • Dr. Eric Audsley (now at Cranfield University, UK) mail
Silsoe Research Institute is a constituent institute of the UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. It has a strong reputation for its research and technology developments in the engineering and physical sciences disciplines as applied to the agricultural, food and biology based industries. It provides a balance of basic, strategic and applied research to ensure that innovation and understanding transferred to industry are based on sound scientific research. Our expertise is based on a wide spectrum of disciplines within engineering and the physical sciences, including mathematics, statistics and engineering systems. Areas of relevant specialist expertise to this project include mathematical modelling of materials, processes and systems; and operational research, decision analysis and optimisation.
16 - Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, United Kingdom (UEA)
Tyndall Centre, University of East Anglia, Climate Research Unit, Norwich, NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom
Tel.: 44-1603 593162, Fax: 44-1603 507784
  • Professor Mike Hulme mail
  • Dr Tim D Mitchell
The Tyndall Centre is the UK's leading scientific research centre for undertaking integrated research that contributes to a sustainable response to the challenge of climate change.  The Centre is distributed across nine research organisations and draws together a substantial body of climate change research expertise resident in the UK's environmental, engineering and social science communities. For the ATEAM project, the Centre will be providing a high resolution climate dataset for Europe and will contribute to the design and development of a range of future global change scenarios.
17 - University of Sheffield, United Kingdom (US)
Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, S102TN, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 144 222 2000, Fax: +44 114 276 0159
  • Professor F Ian Woodward mail
The Animal and Plant Sciences Departmentat the University of Sheffield is one of the largest in the UK devoted to the study of whole organism biology. Among its many research topics are the mechanisms by which climate controls plant distribution at the global, regional and local scales, the distribution and ecophysiology of mountain plants and the effects of changes in carbon dioxide concentration on plant ecophysiology stomatal development and vegetation processes.
18 - University of Georgia, USA (UGA)
Environmental Informatics and Control Program, University of Georgia, Warnell School of Forest Resources, D W Brooks Drive, Athens, Georgia, 30602-2152, USA
Tel.: +1 706 542 0947, Fax: +1 706 542 0857
  • Professor Bruce Beck mail
The Environmental Process Control Laboratory is a unique facility for monitoring the behavior of aquatic environmental systems and process technologies in real-time. From sample acquisition to downstream data interpretation and signal processing, the Laboratory performs as a single, fully integrated system. Our program has embarked on a path of development taking us beyond SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) towards Intelligent Integrated Sensor and Information Management Systems (IISIMS) -- innovations we believe will be critical to the global Water Industry of the future.

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