African students’ study visit

Three international MSc students have recently arrived at Forest Research to undertake short-term placements alongside our researchers

News from Forest Research: November 2009

Left to right: Duncan Ray (Forest Research), Celina Awale, Florence Murungu, Margaret Kanau, Carolina Massmann, Luc Boerboom (Director of Studies, ITC)

They will be contributing to the EU-funded ForestClim project that focuses on the assessment of climate change impacts on forests and forestry in northwestern Europe.

One of the main objectives of this project is to demonstrate tools and techniques for adapting forest management to climate change, using case study forest areas in the project’s partner countries. During their month-long study visit, the three students will be working on a variety of topics within this field:

  • Celina Awale will examine the policy of forest data availability and access in the ForestClim partner countries and EU
  • Florence Mazwi Murungu will be researching the spatio-temporal variability of climate change effects on forest development
  • Margaret Wambui Kamau will be developing regional forest management adaptation strategies for climate change.

The students are all from ITC (the International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation) in The Netherlands. Their visit is another example of our extensive collaborative links with like-minded institutions both at home and abroad.

More details of the ForestClim project 

      

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This and other news stories can be found in the November 2009 issue of FR News, our online newsletter.