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Mike Teucher
Institut für Geowissenschaften und Geographie
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

room H4 R3.24
Von-Seckendorff-Platz 4
06099 Halle (Saale)
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Mike Teucher
Institut für Geowissenschaften und Geographie
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
06099 Halle (Saale)

DAAD quality network biodiversity Kenia

Tropical forests are important habitats for endangered plant and animal species, but also provide various ecosystem services, which are crucial for the local human population. Most of the global forest biodiversity hotspots are located in the tropics, in developing countries, where human demographic pressure is exceptionally high. This has led to rapid transformation of pristine habitats and a reduction of ecosystem service provision by these formerly intact ecosystems. To establish efficient nature conservation programmes maintaining habitats for endangered species, as well as intact ecosystem services for the local human population, a combination of scientists and stakeholders from various disciplines has to collaborate to elaborate holistic strategies. In our transdisciplinary north-south, and south-south biodiversity network we combine scientists from the fields of

(i) plant and animal ecology,
(ii) agro-ecology and ecosystem functions,
(iii) land-cover mapping, and
(iv) education, communication and management.

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