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dc.contributor.authorGaisberger, H.en_US
dc.contributor.authorVinceti, B.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLoo, J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-24T13:19:10Zen_US
dc.date.available2016-11-24T13:19:10Zen_US
dc.date.issued2016en_US
dc.identifier.citationGaisberger, H.; Vinceti, B.; Loo, J. (2016) Spatially explicit threat assessment to target food tree species in Burkina Faso. [Abstract] presented at: Tropentag 2016: Solidarity in a competing world — fair use of resources. Vienna (Austria) Sep 18-21, 2016. 1 p.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10568/77857en_US
dc.description.abstractThere is a general agreement on the need to ensure the in situ conservation and availa- bility of valuable genetic resources of wild species that are important for food security and nutrition. In order to be able to adopt adequate conservation measures a spatial assessment of their distribution and a sound analysis of the causes of and their sensitivity to threats is required. The ADA funded project “Threats to priority food tree species in Burkina Faso: Drivers of resource losses and mitigation measures” gave us the opportunity to develop a spati- ally explicit threat assessment methodology with focus on expert feedback, as there is no comprehensive and standardised approach available at the moment. Relevant threats were identified jointly with regional project partners from INERA and CNSF during meetings in Ouagadougou in 2012 and 2013 and by means of a case study on farmers’ perception. Once determined were the most important ones (overexploitation, overgrazing, fire, climate change, cotton production and mining) we identified openly accessible datasets suitable to represent the spatial patterns of threat intensities throughout the country. Now we needed to transform the threat intensities into potential impact over the target species distribution ranges. To do so the distribution and threat sensitivity of 16 food tree species were assessed by 17 local and international experts by means of an online feedback survey that was specifically developed for this project. These experts were asked to rate on a five point scale different distribution models and the sensitivity to threats. The survey was analysed applying a consensus method to identify the most consistent distribution model and threat specific sensitivity rating on a species by species basis. The potential impact of climate change was modeled using Global Circulation Models (GCM’s) deriving from the fifth assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC5) in 2014. The results were then used to calculate and create individual and combined threat potential maps that enable the identification of areas in Burkina Faso where species are highly threatened. The spatial patterns of the threat levels provides evidence to prioritise food tree populations with relative urgency for undertaking conservation actions.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectCLIMATE CHANGEen_US
dc.subjectFIRESen_US
dc.subjectFOODSen_US
dc.subjectTREESen_US
dc.subjectCOTTONen_US
dc.subjectPRODUCTIONen_US
dc.subjectMODELSen_US
dc.titleSpatially explicit threat assessment to target food tree species in Burkina Fasoen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
cg.subject.bioversityCLIMATIC CHANGEen_US
cg.subject.bioversityFIRESen_US
cg.subject.bioversityFOODen_US
cg.subject.bioversityTREESen_US
cg.subject.bioversityCOTTONen_US
cg.subject.bioversityPRODUCTIONen_US
cg.subject.bioversityMODELSen_US
cg.authorship.typesCGIAR single centreen_US
cg.identifier.statusOpen Accessen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationBioversity Internationalen_US
cg.identifier.urlhttp://www.tropentag.de/2016/abstracts/links/Gaisberger_FrqpsUSG.pdfen_US
cg.coverage.countryBURKINA FASOen_US
cg.contributor.crpForests, Trees and Agroforestryen_US


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