University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Denmark

Climate-smart flood and salinity tolerant African rice

Research project Tanzania produces over 80% of rice produced in East Africa, and any reduction in productivity will influence regional food security. However globally, Tanzania is among the 13 countries to be most affected by climate change with severe risks of incre ...
Period: 2020-04-1 to 2025-03-31 Countries: Kenya Tanzania Lead institution: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Denmark Partner institutions: International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Kenya Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania Project code: 19-03-KU Total grant: 11,834,862 DKK
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Comparative analyses of the digestive tract microbiota of New Guinean passerine birds

Master thesis Abstract:

Digestive tract microbiota (DTM) play many important functions in animals and the evolution of this symbiosis has enabled many animal groups to exploit novel niches. The DTM of mammals and insects has been well studied, bu ...
Period: 2017-08-12 to 2017-09-11 Countries: Papua New Guinea Lead institutions: University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Denmark Grant recipient: Kasun H. Bodawatta Project code: A31661 Total grant: 20,000 DKK
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Transboundary animal diseases in East Africa

Research project In East Africa, livestock provides a source of family income for millions of people. A strong livestock sector is therefore crucial for enhancing food security and for reducing poverty in the region. However, endemic diseases of livestock and wildli ... Midterm report 2014: The project has contributed to the existing knowledge and information base concerning FMD in livestock and wildlife in eastern Africa. The findings in the project can be used as a basis for strategies for undertaking furt ...
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Climate change and estuarine ecosystems

Research project The project will establish a base line for the ecological functioning of two typical Vietnamese estuaries. The base line will comprise a description of the estuarine ecology including primary production, nutrient dynamics, substance transport to and ... We have fullfilled the goals that we agreed upon in 2010 and as we described in the application. Two female Vietnamese students graduated with high marks in 2011.All results from the project were disseminated during a national workshop at ION in Feb ...
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A population genomics approach to assessing the impact of climate change on the evolution and dynamics of East African bovids

Research project The objective of the project is to assess the impact of climate change on the demographic history, i.e. population size changes in African bovids and to infer the distribution of genetic lineages through time and space. The output is expected to inc ... The project has provided important insights into the history of large African mammals within the last 100,000 years. Notably, we have assessed the effect of past climate change and human activities on a key species, the African buffalo. This reveale ...
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