Social-Ecological Systems Management
Current research on Social-Ecological & Environmental Systems and their Management within CIRRR is focused on the NERC Global Challenges Research Fund project ‘War Impact on Dryland Environments and Social-Ecological Resilience in Somalia (WIDER-SOMA)’, which is held in collaboration with the University of Bristol and the Royal United Services Institute.
Dr Rob Francis, Professor Nick Drake and Dr Paul Breeze are working on the KCL branch of the project, looking at how analysis of satellite remotely sensed data can be used to determine variation in landscape and vegetation patterns and metrics in areas of differential war-related disturbances in Somalia. This will form the basis for determining the resilience of dryland ecosystems to war in the Somali context, and to establish a method for application of the protocol elsewhere. Further details on the WIDER-SOMA project can be found on the RCUK Gateway to Research
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||Dr Rob FrancisReader in Ecology
Rob’s research areas include urban ecology and biodiversity, reconciliation ecology, invasive species and the environmental impacts of warfare. Specifically, his interests include Ecohydrology and biogeomorphology, Urban biodiversity and reconciliation ecology, Invasive alien species and Warfare Ecology. He is an active member of WIDER-SOMA which analyses satellite sensed data and uses this to determine variation in landscape and vegetation patterns in areas of differential war-related disturbances in Somalia.
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