Land-use intensity and Ecological EnGineering – Assessment Tools for risks and Opportunities in irrigated rice based production systems

Runtime: 01.03.2011 – 31.10.2016

Funding agency: Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)

Project coordination: Dr. Josef Settele (Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research UFZ Halle)

Scientific staff: Prof. Dr. Felix Müller, Dr. Benjamin Burkhard

Cooperation partner(s): Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research Halle; University of Göttingen; LUPO EIA Trippstad; University of Halle-Wittenberg; OLANIS Leipzig; Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research; Science4you Bonn; University of Greifswald; University of Jena; University of Marburg; International Rice Research Institute Los Banos, Philippines; CABI Southeast & East Asia, Malaysia; Center for Policy Studies and Analysis Hanoi, Vietnam; Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology Hanoi; Vietnamese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Ho-Chi-Minh City; Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute; Philippine Rice Research Institute Munoz; Visayas State University Baybay, Philippines, Biomathematics & Statistics Scotland; PENSOFT Publishers Sofia, Bulgaria; Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain


Objectives: In order to advance long-term sustainable development of intensive land use systems, against risks arising from multiple aspects of global change, LEGATO plans to quantify the dependence of ecosystem functions (ESF) and the services (ESS) they generate in agricultural systems in South East Asia. The focus is on local as well as regional land use intensity (including the socio-cultural and economic background) and biodiversity, and the potential impacts of future climate and land use change.

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