World Universities Network (WUN) The WUN Global Africa Group has been identified as one of WUN’s Cross-Cutting themes. These themes intersect with all four Global Challenges and are seen as vital to understanding and addressing them. Cross-Cutting themes are selected based on identifed research strengths across WUN.The group brings together expertise and resources from across Africa and members […]
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!
Research update on current REAL projects in the Amboseli area and Eastern Mau Forest published in the British Institute for Eastern Africa‘s 2014-2015 Annual Report. The PDF can be viewed here. Esther N. Githumbi, Rebecca Kariuki, Colin J. Courtney Mustaphi, Rebecca Muriuki, Stephen M. Rucina, Rob Marchant. 2015. Recent environmental changes in Eastern Mau and […]
Ndege means ‘bird’ in Kiswahili. Here we expose some footage from Kenya and Tanzania where REAL members from the University of York have been doing fieldwork in 2014 and 2015. This video was edited by Quinn Asena.
Next summer a group of daring University of York students will be climbing Mt Kilimanjaro – and you can be there! Mount Kilimanjaro is one of the most impressive sights in Africa and climbing it is one of the all time great achievements. It’s the largest freestanding mountain in the world and the trek encompasses terrains from jungle […]
September 25, 2015 King’s Manor, City of York, UK European Union showcase of science Members of the REAL project participated in the European researchers’ night showcasing ongoing science funded by the European Commission.
CHARCOAL AND WOOD WORKGROUP MEETING Environment Department: University of York Sunday 4th October 2015 Organisers: Dana Challinor (Oxford), Lauren Shotter (Edinburgh), Maria Gehrels and Colin Courtney-Mustaphi (York) Programme: 10am Arrival and coffee 10.30 – 12.30am Presentations/Discussion Colin Courtney-Mustaphi (University of York): The REAL project; an overview of how we build, analyse and use […]
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 […]
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 […]