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Proposal deadline 1st December 2020

[Call for proposals FRB-CESAB 2020]

Research, both fundamental and applied, is now using the growing amount of data available on biodiversity to synthesize new knowledge. Global biodiversity has been declining at an alarmingly rapid rate since the beginning of the 21st century. Combining fundamental concepts, existing data and novel ideas offers great potential for discoveries and advances that will help to stop this decline in biodiversity and contribute to achieving the United Nations’ sustainable development goals (SDGs).

[Call for proposals FRB-CESAB 2020]

Through its Center for Biodiversity Synthesis and Analysis (CESAB), the French Foundation for Biodiversity Research opens a call for research projects, to fund at least three innovative projects relating to the synthesis of ideas and concepts and/or the analysis of existing data. The main aim of these projects should be to improve scientific knowledge of biodiversity and demonstrate how we can use this knowledge to better protect it. The submitted projects can deal with any topic related to biodiversity, in the fields of natural sciences or human and social sciences.



The selected projects will be funded for a period of three years, including: the recruitment of a post-doctoral student for two years, the organization of six meetings of the working group at CESAB and the promotion and publication of the results. The CESAB will also provide logistical, technical and administrative support.


Members of CESAB projects share their scientific expertise, available data and modeling tools to answer a wide range of biodiversity questions at all spatial and temporal scales. Composed of a maximum of 14 experts, each selected project must be coordinated by a recognized scientist attached to a French research organization.




Selected projects:

Four projects were selected by the steering and selection committee.


Global redistribution of biodiversity: A macro- and eco-evolutionary approach to understand species vulnerability to global changes

PIs: Gaël GRENOUILLET – Université de Toulouse (France) and Lise COMTE – Illinois State University (USA)


Supporting climate resilience through equitable ocean conservation

PIs : Joachim CLAUDET – CNRS (France), David GILL – Duke University (USA) and Jessica BLYTHE – Brock University (Canada)


Understanding power dynamics in stakeholder participation: integrating theory and practice for effective biodiversity conservation

PIs: Juliette YOUNG – INRAE (France) and James BUTLER – CSIRO (Australia)


Synthesis of Neotropical Tree Biodiversity with Plot Inventories

PIs: Jérôme CHAVE – CNRS (France) and Adriane ESQUIVEL MUELBERT – Université de Birmingham (United Kingdom)




• Opening of the call

12th Octobre 2020


• Pre-proposal deadline

1st December 2020, 18:00 CET


• Pre-proposal selection

18th January 2021


• Proposal deadline

15th March 2021, 13:00 CET


• Proposal selection

End of May 2021