|1 November 2021
|Assess, analyze and map soil ecosystem services bundles across European agricultural landscapes, highlighting how soil threats affects the supply of services bundles through adoption of a set of site-specific reference thresholds.
Project coordinator: Isabelle Cousin (email@example.com)
Deputy project coordinator: Costanza Calzolari (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Project communication representative: Fabrizio Ungaro (email@example.com)
SERENA intends to enhance soil policy effectiveness through the analysis of soil ecosystem services bundles across European agricultural landscapes, i.e. the analysis of a set of soil-based ecosystem services, which are repeatedly appearing together across space and time.
Furthermore, SERENA aims to highlight how soil threats affect the supply of services bundles through adoption of a set of site-specific (i.e. for different pedo-climatic and agricultural systems) thresholds. These have to be scientifically-based and identified with the relevant stakeholders, and their selection must support the identification of areas, which are particularly effective or ineffective in provisioning the desired set of services.
Consequently, the differences among areas in specific pedo-climatic agricultural systems may support the identification of policies and strategies to preserve or improve the joint provision of ecosystem services across landscapes, and limit soil degradation and contrast land consumption.
WP1. Co-creation and involvement of end-users
WP leader: Sabina Asins-Velis, CSIC
WP deputy-leader: Lilian O’Sullivan,TEAGASC
This WP is conceived as the central WP in the project. Here the main concepts of SERENA will be co-created with end-users and stakeholders in order to deliver products, which are consistent, reliable and feasible in the different EU regions and in the different pedo-climatic and agricultural environments.
WP2. Definitions, conceptual Framework, and harmonized methodologies
WP leader: Isabelle Cousin, INRAE
WP deputy-leader: Taru Sandén, AGES
This WP is dedicated to the definitions of some key concepts - soil threats and soil-based ecosystem services, as main objects of interest in SERENA – and to clarify the definition of bundles, essential in the SERENA approach to enable evaluation of multi-services and multiple soil threats.
WP3. National SoilHUBS: Assessment of (bundles of) Soil functions/threats/ecosystem services at different scales
WP leader: Costanza Calzolari, CNR
WP deputy-leader: Blandine Lemercier, ACO
This WP is dedicated to the proposition and evaluation of reference values of mapping of indicators of soil threats, soil-based ecosystem services and of their associated bundles from the local to the national scale, rooting in the national SoilHUBS experience..
WP4. Policy analysis
WP leader: Filiberto Altobelli, CREA
WP deputy-leader: Robert Jandl, BFW
This WP is dedicated to the analysis of current policies on agricultural soils at different scales from EU level, to national/regional and local levels to highlight gaps and relevance for different end-users of the selected indicators and thresholds.
WP5. EU-scale assessments
WP leader: Nicolas Saby, INRAE
WP deputy-leader: Vít Penížek, CZU
This WP is dedicated to the development, in close cooperation with EJP SOIL WP6 (and ESDAC-JRC), of EU maps for bundles of soil-based ecosystem services or threats and interpretation of such maps according to threshold values.
WP6. Coordination - Management - Communication
WP leader: Antonio Bispo, INRAE
WP deputy-leader: Fabrizio Ungaro, CNR
This WP will coordinate SERENA with the overall objective to have the project run smoothly, to deliver the planned results on time and within budget and to ensure that the project has both scientific and societal impact.