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Mapping cradles and graves

Excelent Science - ERC Project
December 1, 2020 to November 30, 2025

Life on Earth is characterised by a vast diversity of species. As part of this ecosystem, humans are reliant on a large number of species for food and general well-being. Therefore, preserving biodiversity is vitally important to our daily lives. While the mechanisms behind the magnification and shrinkage of this diversity are broadly understood, where and how it can be lost, remains largely unknown. The EU-funded MAPAS project will use a novel approach to explain the origins of species as well as their development and extinction. It will use a ground-breaking multidisciplinary approach to study millions of years of evolution, improving our understanding of biodiversity and how to protect it.

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