BACCARA had as main goal to build scientific foundations for developing tools allowing forest managers and policy makers to evaluate risk of European forest biodiversity and productivity loss under climate change.
The scope of BACCARA encompassed forest composition at multiple trophic levels, i.e. assemblages of forest symbionts (mycorrhiza), producers (keystone tree species), consumers (herbivores and pathogens) and their predators. This 4 year project had construced a 3-dimensional risk assessment model linking climate change, functional diversity, and forest productivity:
BACCARA gathers 15 European organisations and the University of Pekin.
BACCARA ended on Dec 31, 2012
BACCARA is a project receiving funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/ 2007-2013) under the grant agreement n° 226299