On 30th March 216, the REAL ITN, in collaboration with the African Conservation Centre, held a workshop on the theme of “Ecosystem Dynamics, Conservation Practices and Land Use in East Africa” at the British Institute in Eastern Africa in Nairobi. The idea and aim of the workshop was to look at aspects of land use, […]
March 31st is one of my most favourite field visits. It was most honourable to have almost the entire REAL group visit one of my field sites – Mount Suswa, after a conservation training in Nairobi. Not only was visiting Suswa a break from the city, it was an opportunity to visit a conservancy, one conservation […]
The first issue of the Field Diary brought together a collection of fieldwork-themed stories from many parts of the world including, Kenya, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, and New Zealand. It is available here: http://www.real-project.eu/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Field-Diary-issue-1.pdf The Field Diary is a digital open-access newsletter that highlights and promotes the human perspective of conducting fieldwork anywhere in the world by all groups working for companies, government, development/conservation/missionary […]
We proudly present “People and Land” – a magazine published by the REAL research group! Stories about steaming landscapes, the life of a pollen grain, lost archives, cows on a bridge, forgotten peace, dung and mud and much more ……it’s all in there! In this collection of articles, the REAL Early Stage Researchers take you […]
Ongoing studies by REAL project members aim to unravel the history of ecosystem change and human-environment interactions in the Amboseli region of Kenya, just north of Mount Kilimanjaro at the Kenya-Tanzania border. A new article in the Global Land Project Newsletter explores some of the preliminary insights that can be found at: Courtney Mustaphi, C […]
A photo gallery of European Researchers’ Night in York shows how REAL members and colleagues from the University of York demonstrated their research initiatives t the public!
25 September 2015, York, UK European Researchers’ Night is a mega event which takes place every year simultaneously in several hundred cities all over Europe and beyond. It aims to show that research is fun and influences daily life for all of us. YorNight is York’s contribution to this event, hosted by the University of […]
Beginning with a view to the SSW, with Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania visible on the horizon, the camera does a 360 view, then looks down at the south end of the swamp and flies north, where the water is channelled out for irrigation farming.
Overview Adequate incorporation of land cover in global and regional climate models is still one of the major priorities in the climate modeling community. In particular, anthropogenic land cover change (ALCC) is still not successfully implemented in these models. As a result, climate modeling in paleo-mode or projection mode that tries to take ALCC into account is […]
The REAL mid-term meeting was hosted at the University of Ghent by Prof. Dirk Veschuren and his team. A special thanks to Yoeri Torsy for arranging the details that made it such an enjoyable meeting. From the 15th-19th June 2015, the REAL team members spent time together updating each other on their research progress,discussed the […]
Integrating satellite imagery and palaeoecological datasets to explore recent environmental change On Thursday 21st May 2015, the York REAL members Rob Marchant, Colin Courtney Mustaphi, Rebecca Kariuki and Esther Githumbi, attended a palaeoecology and remote sensing discipline-bridging meeting at the University of Nottingham organised by Dr. Christopher Marston. The aim of the meeting was to bring […]