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Trees outside forests in global drylands

Project description

Uncovering the economic and ecological importance of non-forest trees

Non-forest trees have been largely overlooked by researchers. In fact, little is known about their density and size, even though they play a crucial role in biodiversity and provide a large variety of ecosystem services. The EU-funded TOFDRY project will focus on trees in global drylands, aiming to shed light on how human interventions and climate change impact dryland trees as well as how these trees can help to mitigate degradation, climate change and poverty. To find the answers, the project will study the trees on an individual basis, recording their coverage but also their density, crown size, key ecological services and socio-environmental determinants. Satellite imagery and extensive field data will be used together with deep learning techniques to identify objects within imagery.

Host institution

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Net EU contribution
€ 1 711 467,00
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Denmark

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Byen København
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 1 711 467,00
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn

See on map

Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Byen København
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00