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RCR South Africa

DFG Research Unit "Resilience, Collapse and Reorganisation in Social-Ecological Systems of East- and South Africa's Savannahs" Sub-Project A3 - "Vulnerability and Resilience of Rangeland Vegetation as Affected by Livestock management, Soils and Climate"

  • Project PI
 CropScience Prof. Dr. Frank Ewert   

 

  • Project aim

Our work encompasses the sub-project "Vulnerability and Resilience of Rangeland Vegetation as Affected by Livestock Management, Soils and Climate". In the project we aim to analyse and model changes in rangeland vegetation, with specific emphasis on its resilience and vulnerability as affected by livestock management and environmental conditions. The work will focus on South African savannah and grassland biomes and their system shifts to alternative states under different types of range management.

  • Run time

2009 - 2012 (Phase 1)

  • Study areas

South Africa
Kenya

  • Staff

Katharina Brüser
PD Dr. Jürgen Schellberg
Prof. Dr. Frank Ewert

  • Cooperation partners

various Departments within the Universities of Cologne and Bonn

  • Funding agency

DFG

  • Further information

RCR project web page

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