Centre of Advanced Research on Environmental Services (2005-2010)
This centre had focus on carbon sequestration, drugs water protection and biodiversity.
Environmental research on forest ecosystems had largely concentrated on negative aspects such as the impact of clear-cuts, or air pollution. This CAR instead highlighted benefits – environmental services – that the forests provide.
The CAR was to develop a decision support system that would be accessed on the Internet by forest owners, decision-makers and the public.
Read more about CAR-ES (pdf)
Final report from CAR-ES (pdf)