Public Lecture by Prof. Oliver Frör (University of Koblenz-Landau)

March 12, 2020 | 13:30 h - 14:30 h

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Oliver Fröer (University of Koblenz-Landau)

Topic: Insight on the PRODIGY Project - Soil Biodiversity Governing Tipping Points in the Amazon

Venue: ZEF, Right Conference room (ground floor). Genscherallee 3, 53113 Bonn

The main interest of this project is to generate knowledge base for a more sustainable land-use management based on the functional biodiversity of the soil ecosystem and its relationship with social-ecological systems resilience.

In order to generate and provide such knowledge, PRODIGY aims at: (1) generating a better understanding of the mechanisms leading to tipping points in social-ecological systems, (2) raising the awareness of severe impacts of rapid system shifts, and (3) developing viable management options to avoid the crossing of tipping points. PRODIGY´s research approach is framed within a cascade in which interrelated tipping points in four elements: (1) the soil ecosystem, (2) the economic livelihood, (3) social cohesion, and (4) the regional climate, are assessed.

More information on the project here.