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Sourse: Institute of Soil and Water Conservation  Date:2018-04-09

Source: Institute of Soil and Water Conservation

Date: 2018-04-03

Time: 9:00-11:30 AM, April 12, 2018

Presentation 1: Links between land degradation, desertification and climate change

Speaker: Prof. Lindsay C. Stringer

Presentation 2: Who uses sustainable land management practices and what are the costs and benefits? Insights from Kenya

Speaker: Associate Prof. Martin Dallimer

Venue: Meeting room 204, The State Key Laboratory of Soil Erosion and Dryland Farming on Loess Plateau, Institute of Soil and Water Conservation

Time:  14:30-17:30, April 13, 2018

Presentation 3:  A new paradigm for dryland development to help achieve land degradation neutrality

Speaker:  Prof. Lindsay C. Stringer

Presentation 4: What is urban green space worth? Multiple approaches to valuing nature

Speaker: Associate Prof. Martin Dallimer

Presentation 5: Longitudinal participatory research on land degradation and sustainable land management: Insights from Swaziland

Speaker: Prof. Lindsay C. Stringer

Presentation 6: Insurance value of ecosystems

Speaker: Associate Prof. Martin Dallimer

报告地点: Lecture Hall, Main Building 2nd Floor, Institute of Soil and Water Conservation

A Brief Introduction to the Speakers:

(1) Dr. Lindsay C. Stringer

She is a professor at Sustainability Research Institute, Environmental and Development, Faculty of Environment, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, UK. Her research interest advances understanding of human-environment relationships focusing on: The links between livelihoods and environment,Science, policy and environmental governance, and the practical and policy mechanisms that can advance sustainable development.

Lindsay’s research is interdisciplinary and uses theories and methods from both the natural and social sciences. Her work engages significantly with research users, and is instrumental in informing international policy interventions through UNCCD. Lindsay is currently a Coordinating Lead Author for IPBES Regional Assessment for Africa, as well as Lead Author for the IPBES Land Degradation and Restoration Assessment. She is a Lead Author for IPCC special report on Climate Change and Land. She is a member of the Economics of Land Degradation Initiative working group on Options and Pathways to Action and chaired the Independent Task Force of the CGIAR’s Research Programme on Dryland Systems, which was commissioned to develop a global research in development programme to achieve sustainable livelihoods for dryland populations that depend on agriculture.

Lindsay has worked in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Americas, visiting more than 95 countries. She has published more than 130 peer-reviewed articles in leading international journals, as well as a book, book chapters, working papers, book reviews, magazine articles and policy reports. Her H-Index=26 in April and more than 2600 times cited by other researches. Lindsay sits on the editorial board of the journals Land Degradation and Development; and Resources. She was formerly on the editorial board of the journal Food Security. She is an elected advisory board member of international scientific network DesertNet International (NDI) for which she also chairs the Food Security Working Group, and she represented the University of Leeds in the international OSLO consortium, where she provided scientific coordination. Lindsay was also a working group member for Global Soil Week.

In 2017, Lindsay won a Wolfson Merit Award from the Royal Society. In 2015 she was presented with a Women of Achievement Award. In 2013, she was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize for her work on environmental change and sustainable development in drylands. Lindsay was co-Director and then Director of the Sustainability Research Institute from 2011-2014.

(2) Dr. Martin Dallimer

He is an Associate professor at Sustainability Research Institute, Environmental Change, Faculty of Environment, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, UK.

Martin is interested in applying and integrating research techniques from across different disciplines to better understand the sustainable management of natural environments, biodiversity and ecosystems in a human-dominated world. His work centres on applying and developing methods to capture the value (both in monetary and non-monetary terms, as well as metrics of ecological 'quality') of catchments, ecosystems and natural environments.

The projects of Martin involved Exchanging knowledge on the multiple values of urban green infrastructure in sub-Saharan Africa, Peatland Tipping Points, ADVENT: Addressing the value of energy and nature together, Self-repairing Cities, The Economics of Land Degradation (ELD), Advancing knowledge on the costs, benefits, trade-offs of sustainable land management in Western and Northern Kenya; and so on.

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