Welcome to the seventh seminar in the new Bolin Centre Seminar Series!
The series aims to provide an opportunity to learn about current research topics in the individual research areas of the Bolin Centre and to bring researchers together on a regular basis. We strive to trigger lively discussions and to facilitate both internal and external collaborations.

The host this time is Research Area 7  Landscape processes and climate

The Forest Cover – Water Yield Debate: Implications for land management  in Ethiopia

Professor Kevin Bishop, Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment, Pro Vice-Chancellor, SLU, Uppsala. Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner, SLU“Are forests good for water?” remains a hotly contested scientific question. Despite both its importance and apparent simplicity, we have difficulty knowing enough about how the water regime reacts to land use change to make water-wise decisions regarding the forest management alternatives facing individuals, communities and governments.
In the face of global warming and climate change, the preservation and extension of forest cover is likely to play an increasingly important role in the maintenance and improvement of available water supply. But given the complexity of the science, and the scale issues involved when contrasting local management vs. regional and global issues, it is difficult to know how to include water in forest management.
Using the situation in Ethiopia as a starting point, the relation between land cover and water over the past half century has been explored using both traditional methods (runoff records, statistical analysis, and change detection modeling), as well as an exploration of community perception.

Speaker: Prof. Kevin Bishop, Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment, Section for Geochemistry and Hydrology, SLU, Uppsala
Time: October 10 at 11h00
Place: Högbomsalen


Contact: kristoffer.hylander[at]su.se 

Note! The lecture will be streamed and you can watch it live here https://connect.sunet.se/bolincentre. It will also be saved on the Bolin Centre website.


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