INCREASE is an EU-funded infrastructure of six large-scale climate change experiments and one phytotron designed to study climate change effects on shrublands. The experiments combine 2 different approaches
to study climate effects on ecosystems, the "space for time" substitution by investigating ecosystems along a precipitation and temperature gradient in Europe and by ecosystem manipulations. The research is focused on non-intrusive technologies for realistic climate manipulations and for non-destructive sampling methodologies and by synthesis of long data records obtained from the same infrastructures during two previously EU-funded projects: CLIMOOR (1998-2000) and VULCAN (2001-2004).
- Improved technologies for large-scale climate change experiments with realistic manipulation of climate
- Improved methodologies for studies of climate change effects on ecosystems
- To provide access to large scale field-based climate change experiments to wider scientific community