New paper finds decline in Eastern European carbon sink due to land use change
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Summer School 2023
<p>Our new Summer School will take place from 1st - 8th of August here in Garmisch-Partenkirchen Sign up now!</p>
3 billion trees - check out our paper on the EU biodiversity strategy!
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New solutions and tools for achieving nature-centered future
<p>New science-based solutions and tools for halting biodiversity loss and achieving sustainable, nature-centered future and societies are being created. This is done by new research and innovation project BIONEXT.</p>
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Modelling Future Land Use in Great Britain
<p>CRAFTY simulates future land use for UK‐SSP projections at 1 km² resolution, revealing large differences in land management intensities, provision of a range of ecosystem services, and the knowledge and motivations underlying land manager decision‐making.</p>
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Finally networking again
<p>After two years of Corona, with many travel and event restrictions, our group members finally spread out again to network, engange, present and discuss. Have a look where we went...</p>
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Computer vision to identify recreational activities in social media images
<p>New paper published in People and Nature: an AI tool to identify recreational activities in social media images. Found apparent biases in which activities visitors photograph and post to social media by comparing the CNN model with on-site survey data.</p>
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Our group is growing
<p>A warm welcome to our new group members, Ankita Saxena, Markus Shiweda, Maitreyee Sevekari, Elizabeth Noemí Díaz General who started recently in varous projects. Interested what they are working on? Check it out...</p>
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Land use change emissions lower than previously estimated
<p>June 2022: A new paper, with contributions of Karina Winkler and Richard Fuchs published in Environmental Research Letters found that land-use change emissions based on high-resolution activity data, like the new HILDA+ data, are substantially lower than previously estimated.</p>
Green Shoots is a new wildE webinar series launching October 2023!
Join the first wildE Green Shoots webinar on 3 October.
This new series will bring together experts and young researchers to explore how #rewilding can address the climate and biodiversity crises.
Find out moreand register at: https://www.wilde-project.eu/events
Who we are
We are a Research Group of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology based at the Campus Alpin in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. We seek to understand how people use land and other natural resources, and the impacts of land management decisions on socio-ecological systems. We explore the interactions, synergies and trade-offs between people and their environment across scales (from local to global) and aspire to find solutions for sustainable land system futures.
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Human land use and agriculture in particular are the principle drivers of many of our biggest environmental challenges. At the same time, current food systems fail to provide food security to all consumers or decent livelihoods to all farmers worldwide. This research will help identify ways to use our land better and to move our food system towards enhanced sustainability by examining key knowledge gaps through interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary and cross-scalar research.Learn more →
Anthropogenic global change is causing rapid declines in biodiversity, which threaten the capacity of ecosystems to provide the services fundamental for human existence.Learn more →
Human activity is causing substantial changes in climate that are expected to increase in magnitude over the coming century. These changes are known to threaten many of the essential processes on which humanity depends, including food production. However, the ways in which societal responses might exacerbate or ameliorate these threats are relatively poorly understood because the methods used to understand climate impacts, adaptation and mitigation do not take proper account of human responses.Learn more →
Forests play a number of essential roles at global scale, from maintaining biological diversity to mitigating climate change. However, forests around the world are being rapidly cleared to make space for food production, threatening their continued provision of ecosystem services.Learn more →