Sil Lanckriet defends his PhD

(04-02-2016)

On 22 January 2016, Sil Lanckriet successfully defended his PhD on interactions between climate shifts, land degradation and humans in the Horn of Africa. The PhD was supervised by Prof. dr. Jan Nyssen and dr. Amaury Frankl. The research presents a multi-proxy evidence from (around) the Lake Ashenge basin, a unique natural laboratory for comparing climate changes and environmental responses near the northern limit of the African monsoons. The long-term records corroborate climate model projections, and point to strong relations between climate, land cover and socio-economic changes. Relevant publication