Secretariat

Steffanie Schirren
Institute of Climate-Smart Agriculture

Bundesallee 65
38116 Braunschweig
Phone: +49 531 596 2602
Fax: +49 531 596 2699
ak@thuenen.de


EMSAfrica

Project

One of the Eddy Covariance Flux Tower sites in Karoo, Eastern Cape, South Africa (c) Thünen-Institut/AK
One of the Eddy Covariance Flux Tower sites in Karoo, Eastern Cape, South Africa (© Thünen-Institut/AK)

EMSAfrica - Ecosystem Management Support for Climate Change in Southern Africa

EMSAfrica is an interdisciplinary research project focusing on the dual impacts of land use and climate change. We develop scientific information to support decision-making in Southern Africa concerning climate change adaptation and mitigation, and the sustainable management of ecosystems.

Background and Objective

  1. Establish infrastructure and modelling tools to estimate the carbon balance of Southern African ecosystems
  2. Assess the potential impacts of climate change on biodiversity and ecosystems
  3. Inform decision making on mitigation, adaptation and climate-resilient land management
  4. Build local capacity to enable sustainable research infrastructures

Approach

EMSAfrica is a joint research project benefiting of the experience of its five German and nine South African partner institutions. The Thünen Institute of Climate-Smart Agriculture is responsible for the technical coordination of the consortium. The overall objective of the project is the improved management of savanna ecosystems in Southern Africa.

Data and Methods

Links and Downloads

www.emsafrica.org

Thünen-Contact


Involved Thünen-Partners


Involved external Thünen-Partners


One of the Eddy Covariance Flux Tower sites in Vuwani, Limpopo Provence, South Africa
One of the Eddy Covariance Flux Tower sites in Vuwani, Limpopo Provence, South Africa (© Thünen-Institut/AK)
Working with the South African collaborators in Vuwani, Limpopo Province, South Africa
Working with the South African collaborators in Vuwani, Limpopo Province, South Africa (© Thünen-Institut/AK)
EMSAfrica kick-off meeting in Polokwane, South Africa
EMSAfrica kick-off meeting in Polokwane, South Africa (© Thünen-Institut/AK)

Funding Body

  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
    (national, öffentlich)

Duration

11.2018 - 10.2021

More Information

Projekt type:
Project status: ongoing