Cheikh Mbow is the Executive Director of START-International in Washington; Adjunct Professor at Michigan State University, Forestry and Coordinating Lead Author in IPCC. He has been a Senior Scientist at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and served in Scientific Committees such as the Global Land Project (2004-2010); IGBP from 2012-2014 and Future Earth (2013-2015). Mbow works on research and capacity building on land resource management in developing countries.
Land change trade-offs for ecosystem services and biodiversity
Martin Brandt, along with SSC Fellow Ole Mertz and GLP Member Stephanie Herrmann, published an article in Nature Geoscience this month on macroscale assessments of the impact of management and climate on woody cover for drylands. They concluded that agricultural expansion causes a considerable reduction of trees in woodlands, but observations in Sahel indicate that villagers safeguard trees on nearby farmlands which contradicts simplistic ideas of a high negative correlation between population density and woody cover.
The Guest Editors of a Special Issue of the journal Land focused on Advancing Methods and Models for Implementing REDD+ for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation invite manuscripts.Deadline is rolling and will be open until April 2018.