Joint Call CESAB- sDiv «SYNERGY»:

“Coexistence and stability in high-diversity communities”

CESAB and sDiv offer to host groups of researchers to work on a better use of existing data, information and knowledge to foster theoretical, and synthetic thinking in biodiversity research. They are now proposing a joint call called “Synergy” to fund two theory driven groups of 5-7 researchers that will share their meetings between the two centers.

The main topic of the call will be “Coexistence and stability in high-diversity communities”. Modern coexistence theory provides a useful framework for understanding the coexistence of dominant species, but is limited to few interacting species, and is not predictive or extendable to novel or real setting contexts. This joint call aims at fostering a synthesis to understand coexistence and stability in typical high-diversity communities that are often composed of relatively few dominant species and many low-abundance species.


Pre-proposal must include:

1) the pre-proposal form to be downloaded from web-site <http://urlz.fr/aap4>, and converted to <*.pdf> format.

2) two pages of information about the project principal investigator (CV, publications, etc.)

Pre-proposal must be submitted exclusively by email to <cesab@fondationbiodiversite.fr>.

You will be able to submit a full proposal only if you are invited to after a successfully reviewed pre-proposal. Whether you can submit a full proposal will be decided by the sDiv and CESAB scientific boards within two weeks following the pre-proposal deadline.

The pre-proposal deadline is 4 September 2019, while the final deadline is 15 November 2019.

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