Corteva US Study Tour 2018

Prof Kellner was invited by Corteva Agriscience, a branch of DowDuPont (DowAgro Science), a world-wide company for the supply of Agricultural Chemicals, to be part of a team of 10 people from SA to travel to Texas, USA  for a Prosopis aerial application study tour from 27 July till 4 August 2018.  There are techniques for combating woody woods (especially the intruder Prosopis).  Only environmental and agricultural scientists doing research and...

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LaRSSA Technical Talk

Prof Klaus Kellner and Piet van Deventer joined by the LaRSSA team, led the important Technical Talk and Discussions on the soils, vegetation and legal success criteria for rehabilitation on 12 April 2018 at the Delphen Building in Pretoria.

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Progress on the Kalahari Namib Project

Prof. Klaus Kellner attended the Kalahari Namib Project meeting on 5 April 2017 in Upington. The Kalahari Namib Project led by UNEP and executed by IUCN was created to support communities and policy makers in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa to effectively implement and upscale SLM (sustainable land management) in the Molopo-Nossob catchment area and thereby contribute to restoration of the integrity and functioning of the entire...

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DEA Bush Expert Workshop

From 27 – 29 March 2017  a workshop was held at North West University’s Potchefstroom Campus to cover topics such as the use of Global Mapper software, support and integration of data and vegetation survey data and analysis undertaken thus far on the DEA Bush Expert project. 20 individuals from the Molopo, Geneysa, Ellisras, Tsaneen, Taung and Gauteng area, all active participants in the Department of Environmental Affair’s...

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Prof Klaus Kellner attended the MAREP meeting on 13 October 2016

Prof Klaus Kellner attended the MAREP meeting on 13 October 2016 in Pretoria. Masnagement, Research and Planning (MAREP) process that seeks to bring together researchers, managers and implementers across the country to interface around shared matters of concern within Department of Environmental Affairs Chief Directorate :  Natural Resource Management (NRM) programmes.

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NWU pays tribute to Prof. Klaus Kellner for productive research

NWU pays tribute to Prof. Klaus Kellner for productive research

Prof. Klaus Kellner were acknowledged for excellence in research, innovation, community involvement and creativity at a gala event at The Roots Lifestyle Centre in Potchefstroom on Friday, 30 October 2015. Prof Dan Kgwadi, vice-chancellor of the NWU, said the evening was by no means only about numbers. “Yes, we want to push up our article numbers and we certainly wish to increase our number of NRF-rated researchers, but quality and impact must...

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Leading NWU expert represents SA at COP 12

Leading NWU expert represents SA at COP 12

Leading NWU expert represents SA at COP 12 | News | NWU | North-West University A leading expert and scientist of the North-West University is representing South Africa at the twelfth Conference of the Parties in Ankara, Turkey. Prof Klaus Kellner of the School of Biological Sciences at the Potchefstroom Campus is at COP 12, which is part of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). Altogether 195 countries are members of...

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SPACES workshop held in Cape Town

SPACES workshop held in Cape Town

Prof. Klaus Kellner and Jaco Fouchè attended the SPACES – Science Partnerships for the Assessment of Complex Earth System Processes from 2 – 6 November 2015 in Cape Town. Research on interactions between geosphere, atmosphere and ocean, as well as the interactions between land and sea and biosphere and atmosphere, are the focus of the systemic research programme SPACES.

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Prof. K. Kellner involvement with IPBES

Prof. K. Kellner is the Lead author (LA) for Chapter 7 deliverable of (3bi) – Thematic assessment on land degradation and restoration and Lead author for Chapter – 5 of deliverable (2b) – Regional/subregional assessments on biodiversity and ecosystem services – for Africa) and contributing author for deliverable (3c) – Policy support tools and methodologies for scenario analysis and modelling of biodiversity and ecosystem services.
He is also involved with Chapter 2. Building Scenarios and Models of [Indirect and Direct] Drivers of Change in Biodiversity and Ecosystems.

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Prof. K. Kellner is busy with a review for African Union Semi Arid Food Grain Research and Development (AU SAFGRAD)

The theme for the review is: “Promotion of the science-policy interface for the UNCCD in the African region” All the Science and Technology (STCs) and National Focal Points (NFPs) of the 55 countries in Africa that are part of the UNCCD have been contacted to explain the role of science and policy in the UNCCD and how this can be improved in the African region. The draft report will be presented at the African Regional meeting in Pretoria (2-5 September 2015). It will form part of the preparation for UNCCD-COP 12, which will be held in Ankara, Turkey in October 2015.

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The IPBES Multidisciplinary Expert Panel has selected Prof K. Kellner to be a Lead Author (LA) for the Thematic assessment on land degradation and restoration (Deliverable 3bi) and  a Lead Author who will draft chapters of the regional/subregional assessments on biodiversity and ecosystem services (Deliverable 2b).

The IPBES Multidisciplinary Expert Panel has selected Prof K. Kellner to be a Lead Author (LA) for the Thematic assessment on land degradation and restoration (Deliverable 3bi) – Thematic assessment on land degradation and restoration, he is also a Lead Author who will draft chapters of the regional/subregional assessments on biodiversity and ecosystem services (Deliverable 2b) – Scoping for a regional assesment on biodiversity and ecosystem services for Europe and Central Asia, in the First Author meeting for African Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services on 2 August 2015

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Prof Dr Klaus Kellner elected as a member of the Science-Policy Interface (SPI) for the UNCCD

The goal of the SPI is to provide timely and policy-relevant scientific evidence on Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought (DLDD) issues to the UNCCD Committee on Science and Technology (CST), support CST´s cooperation with ongoing science-policy initiatives that are relevant to the UNCCD and its parties and develop partnerships with relevant stakeholders to allow preparedness and synergies in action to address DLDD to support human...

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