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Balancing agriculture and conservation in African savannas

My colleagues and I have a new paper (pre-production version here, production version here) out today in the latest issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, the theme of which is “Tropical Grassy Biomes: linking ecology, human use, and conservation“, edited by Drs. Caroline Lehmann and Catherine Parr (a fellow Fitztitute alum). Our paper

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Latest news from the Mapping Africa project

 See the news about our recent production run on the project website.

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Trends in water availability for African maize, 1979-2010

We recently published a paper in Environmental Research Letters that examines changes in the water available for growing maize in sub-Saharan Africa between 1979 and 2010. We identified trends in rainfall, potential evapotranspiration (PET, which is the atmospheric demand for water), and the ratio of the two (also known as the aridity index), and also

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