To achieve this goal, AnaEE will adopt an experimental approach built around Manipulation, Measurements, Modelling, Mitigation and Management. At the core of AnaEE’s approach are the distributed experimental facilities needed to expose ecosystems to future conditions to quantify the role of each of the drivers of change and to identify their interactions. To produce results that will inform predictive models and deliver realistic simulations, AnaEE research has to be process-oriented and will address how major biogeochemical cycles, biodiversity and the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem functions will change under the various experimental treatments.

The AnaEE experimental facilities will be equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation and Information Technology tools; and will use common standards of measurements and analysis. Facilities will be highly flexible and open to new experiments in order to be able to address the research questions of the future.