TERRANOVA the European Landscape Learning Initiative: Past and future environments and Energy Regimes shaping Policy Tools
EU, +4.000.000 E, 2020-2023 / Beneficiaries: VU Amsterdam, Leiden University, Martin Luther Universitaet Halle-Wittenberg, Uppsala University, Rewilding Europe, Aarhus University, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS, International Union for Conservation of Nature, University of South-Eastern Norway
Partner Organisation 5 – Ştefan cel Mare University of Suceava; key person – Dr. Marcel Mîndrescu (PI, Geographer, Coordinator; co-supervisor and provides secondment to ESR5): https://www.terranova-itn.eu/1-5-partner-organisations/
TERRANOVAs mission is to develop an unprecedented digital atlas of Europe compiled by an interdisciplinary group of researchers that combine human population patterns in the past, plants and disturbances, animal development, and climate change.
A more nuanced understanding of the deep history of our cultural landscapes and the influence of changing human-environment interactions on the current state of the environment is required to be able to develop sustainable ways of dealing with landscape changes in the future. Particularly important for Europe’s landscapes are their relations to long-term history, as much of their cultural identities and values are embedded in their historical development.
TERRANOVA aims to train Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) working with policy makers and the wider society with a deep appreciation of a wide range of sectors affecting landscapes, and to form a new generation capable of coproducing responses to the interdisciplinary challenges of land management where ecosystem services, cultural heritage, and economic qualities are balanced and preserved, taking into consideration ongoing climate, environmental and social change
Project page: https://https://www.terranova-itn.eu/2-project/
Photo: Central Apennines, Italy – Sandra Bartocha (Rewilding Europe)