Emys-R operates on 3 study sites where EU-funded programs of wetland restoration and Emys reintroduction took place. These sites show contrasting biophysical and socio-ecological contexts, providing ideal case studies to assess the common and specific processes involved in the ecological and sociological success of such conservation actions.
Emys-R field study sites are in France (Woerr, Lauterbourg), Germany (Neuburg am Rhein) and in Latvia (Lake Sitas region, Silene).
Emys-R is gathering collaborators beyong the consortium, in Spain, Italia, Switzerland, Austrai, Slovenia, Greece, Lithuania and Ukraine.
Emys-R is funded through the 2020-2021 Biodiversa & Water JPI joint call for research proposals, under the BiodivRestore ERA-Net COFUND programme, and with the funding organisations Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR, France), Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF, Germany), State Education Development Agency (VIAA, Latvia), and National Science Center (NSC, Poland).
Jean-Yves Georges, IPHC, FR
Kathrin Theissinger, SGN, DE