Mathématiques et Informatique Appliquées
du Génome à l'Environnement




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Titre du projet
Microbial services addressing climate change risks for biodiversity and for agricultural and forestry ecosystems: enabling curiosity-driven research and advancing frontier knowledge
Name of the call for tenders
MIRRI-ERIC Ana Portugal
Participants de MaIAGE
Michel-Yves Mistou
30 partenaires, Universités de Turin, Gent, Valencia, Notthingam, Wageningen; CNRS, CNR, AIT ...
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xTerrestrial biodiversity and ecosystems are being challenged by global changes, and threats to agricultural and forestry ecosystems
represent some of the most serious environmental and socio-economic menaces that the planet and humanity are facing. Climate
change (CG) is widely recognised as one of the most impactful global changes, and since it goes hand-by-hand with biodiversity and
services loss in terrestrial ecosystems, they should be tackled together. Microbes constitute the life support system of the biosphere,
but they are its most overlooked fraction and are not considered in the context of CG. The overall understanding of the impact of CG
on the assembly and functions of microbiomes is still very limited. How the complex microbes-plants-soil interactions and its
consequences on plant performance and productivity are impacted by CG is still largely unknown. Additional knowledge also needs
to be obtained on the overall ecosystem functioning, and to what extent microbiomes may mitigate stress conditions due to CG. The
project MICROBES-4-CLIMATE will provide a wider community of users/researchers, irrespective of location, efficient access to a
cluster of complementary world-class Research Infrastructures and their integrated, advanced services along with training and
scientific and/or technical support, to address such need. An excellence-driven programme of Transnational Access, which is at the
core of the project, will enable users to conduct curiosity-driven research addressing terrestrial biodiversity and ecosystems, in light of
the abovementioned multidimensional and still poorly understood microbiomes-plants-soil-environment interactions, and its roles in
CG responses, resilience, and mitigation. This will foster the advancement of frontier knowledge and also pave the way to applied
research on harnessing plant-microbiome interactions to improve the climate resiliency of plants/crops and to enable e.g., precision,
sustainable and resilient agriculture.
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