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

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

Leaders:  Josef Settele (UFZ Leipzig)
Team:  Benjamin Burkhard
Year:  2011
Sponsors:  Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Lifespan:  03.2011 - 10.2016
Is Finished:  yes
More Link www.legato-project.net

Project partners

Helmholtz Zentrum für Umweltforschung UFZ Halle; Universität Göttingen; LUPO EIA Trippstad; Universität Halle-Wittenberg; OLANIS Leipzig; Potsdam Institut für Klimafolgenforschung; Science4you Bonn; Universität Greifswald; Universität Jena; Universität 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

Short description

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 services (ES) that 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.

Benjamin Burkhard completed this project at the Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel.