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The PRIDE programme

Pontocaspian biodiversity Rise and Demise

From 2015 until 2018 we will work with 15 PhD students (so-called early stage researchers or ESRs) on understanding the drivers of past biodiversity change and the current biodiversity crisis in so-called Pontocaspian biota. Currently the unique aquatic faunas of the Pontocaspian region (Caspian Sea, northern Black Sea, lakes in Turkey and the Balkans) are suffering dramatic decline. But the fauna has witnessed many biodiversity crises in its two million year history. By studying the development of lake basins and the faunas in the past two million years we want to learn what the drivers of Pontocaspian biodiversity change are and what the outlook of the current bioidversity crisis is.


PRIDE information

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Background Information

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 642973.




People at Naturalis working on PRIDE

Frank Wesselingh
Sabrina van de Velde
Aleksandre Gogaladze