Accounting Impacts of Climate Change on Ecosystem Services Through Land Management for Agri-Food and Forest Systems Resilience.

This project will assess the impact of climate change on ecosystem services in river basins and provide policy recommendations for their management.

Date Published
17 Feb 2022
Expected Start Date
11 Jan 2022
Expected End Date
10 Jan 2025
Project Type
Project Status

Part of the KlimaKonform project, this doctoral project primarily focuses on the Elbe and Indus River Basin. It aims to increase understanding of the changes in environmental parameters due to climate change and simultaneously a literature review on land management tools is to be conducted. This is followed by an assessment of the impact of climate change on ecosystem services – specifically water yield and carbon sequestration – in the two river basins and the development of a localised definition of resilience for the study sites. Finally, the project seeks to create and test multiple land management scenarios to increase the resilience of the watersheds under a changing climate. At the end, this work provides policy recommendations for management of environmental services in two watersheds – one in the Global North and the other in the Global South. 

This project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in the frame of the funding initiative “Regional Information on Climate Action” (RegIKlim). 

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