Skip to main content

Linking biodiversity, ecosystem functions and services in the Great Serengeti-Mara Ecosystem (GSME) - drivers of change, causalities and sustainable management strategies

Ziel

The direct dependence of humans on ecosystem services is by far strongest in developing regions where poverty restricts access to resources. This dependency also makes people in developing countries more sensitive to climate change than their developed counterparts. Increasing human populations deteriorates natural habitat, biodiversity and ecosystems services which spiral into poverty and low human welfare. This calls for innovative solutions that encompass the entire socio-ecological-economic system, as recognized on a global scale in the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. However, innovative and practical solutions require downscaling to regional levels for identifying concrete sets of drivers of change. For Africa specifically, the interplay of human population growth, land use change, climate change and human well-being is a major challenge. This project focuses on the Serengeti-Maasai Mara Ecosystem and associated agricultural areas, a region in East Africa that encompasses parts of Kenya and Tanzania. The ecosystem is world-famous for key aspects of its biodiversity, such as the migration of 1.3 million wildebeest. This ‘flagship ecosystem’ role will enhance the international interest in the project. In this project, internationally leading researchers from Norway, the Netherlands, Scotland, Denmark and Germany are teaming up with strong local partners in Tanzania and Kenya. The research will be organised in seven interlinked work packages: 1) assemble and integrate the so far separate Kenyan and Tanzanian relevant data on the region; 2) quantify the connections between human population growth, land use change, climate change and biodiversity change; 3) test how biodiversity change leads to changes in key ecosystem services; 4) quantify the dependence of human livelihoods on these ecosystem services. We will implement innovative ways for communication and dissemination of the results of ‘continuous engagement’ by local stakeholders.

Aufforderung zur Vorschlagseinreichung

H2020-SC5-2014-2015

Andere Projekte für diesen Aufruf anzeigen

Unterauftrag

H2020-SC5-2014-two-stage

Koordinator

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Netto-EU-Beitrag
€ 2 940 745,00
Adresse
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Norwegen

Auf der Karte ansehen

Region
Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Nicht-EU-Beitrag
€ 0,00

Beteiligte (12)

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Niederlande
Netto-EU-Beitrag
€ 1 003 155,00
Adresse
Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen

Auf der Karte ansehen

Region
Noord-Nederland Groningen Overig Groningen
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Nicht-EU-Beitrag
€ 0,00
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Dänemark
Netto-EU-Beitrag
€ 816 625,00
Adresse
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn

Auf der Karte ansehen

Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Byen København
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Nicht-EU-Beitrag
€ 0,00
TANZANIA WILDLIFE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Tansania
Netto-EU-Beitrag
€ 1 192 662,50
Nicht-EU-Beitrag
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAET HOHENHEIM
Deutschland
Netto-EU-Beitrag
€ 588 225,00
Adresse
Schloss Hohenheim
70599 Stuttgart

Auf der Karte ansehen

Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Nicht-EU-Beitrag
€ 0,00
STIFTELSEN NORSK INSTITUTT FOR NATURFORSKNING NINA
Norwegen
Netto-EU-Beitrag
€ 1 193 261,00
Adresse
Hogskoleringen 9
7034 Trondheim

Auf der Karte ansehen

Region
Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Aktivitätstyp
Research Organisations
Nicht-EU-Beitrag
€ 0,00
International Livestock Research Institute
Kenia
Netto-EU-Beitrag
€ 258 687,50
Nicht-EU-Beitrag
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM
Tansania
Netto-EU-Beitrag
€ 201 620,00
Adresse
Dar Es Salaam
- Dar Es Salaam

Auf der Karte ansehen

Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Nicht-EU-Beitrag
€ 0,00
Sokoine University of Agriculture
Tansania
Netto-EU-Beitrag
€ 163 145,00
Adresse
Sokoine University Of Agriculture
Morogoro

Auf der Karte ansehen

Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Nicht-EU-Beitrag
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
Netto-EU-Beitrag
€ 1 030 067,50
Adresse
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow

Auf der Karte ansehen

Region
West Central Scotland Glasgow City
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Nicht-EU-Beitrag
€ 0,00
KENYA WILDLIFE SERVICE
Kenia
Netto-EU-Beitrag
€ 143 500,00
Nicht-EU-Beitrag
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF DODOMA
Tansania
Netto-EU-Beitrag
€ 155 875,00
Adresse
Chimwaga Complex Dodoma Municipality
255 Dodoma

Auf der Karte ansehen

Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Nicht-EU-Beitrag
€ 0,00
MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND FORESTRY
Kenia
Netto-EU-Beitrag
€ 204 200,00
Adresse
Nhif Building, Ragati Road
Nairobi

Auf der Karte ansehen

Aktivitätstyp
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Nicht-EU-Beitrag
€ 0,00