Dynamic Interactions Among People, Livestock and Savanna Ecosystems Under Climate Change

Published on 18 December 2009

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Start Date: 1 August 2007 | End Date: 1 January 2011


The projects activities are to identify historical trends in temperature, precipitation, and extreme events, and create scenarios to project future climate at regional and local scales; Examine the impact of climate change on savanna vegetation using historical climate and vegetation data series at local and regional levels; Examine the impact of climate and vegetation changes on livestock; assess the role of greater climatic variability and recent changes in savanna vegetation productivity and livestock on local livelihoods; identify the combined and separate impact of human management activities and climate change on savanna vegetation; project savanna vegetation productivity and type, and learn how livestock and people may be affected by climate change.

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