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New Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) started 1st of Jan. 2012


dfg-logo 104pxStarting in January 2012 the German Research Foundation "Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft" (DFG) funds the new SFB 990 „Ecological and soicoeconomic functions of tropical low land rainforest transformation systems (Sumatra, Indonesia)".
Researchers from six participating faculties of the University of Göttingen and three Indonesian universities will explore the implications of tropical rainforest conversion into palm oil and rubber plantations for local people's livelihood.
On the part of the Institute of Geography Göttingen Prof. Dr. Heiko Faust and Prof. Dr. Christoph Dittrich (beide: Abteilung Humangeographie) participate in this CRC with the project group CO2 Political and institutional impacts on cultural landscape transformation.



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Geographer from Göttingen is project leader of a new BMBF joint research project


carbiocial logo 104 pxFunded by BMBF the interdisciplinary research project carbiocial - carbon sequestration, biodiversity and social structures in Southern Amazonia: models and implementation of carbon optimised land management strategies will try to find solutions in Brasilien solutions for the following problems in connection with land use intensification: (a) loss of ecosystem services, (b) increasing releases of greenhouse gases (GHG), and (c) the reduction of livelihoods.
Around one dozen of German universities and research institutes participate in this project. Project leader: Prof. Dr. Gerhard Gerold (Department of Landscape Ecology, Institute of Geography Göttingen).



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