Rafael Bohn Reckziegel

Rafael Bohn Reckziegel
University of Freiburg | Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg · Chair of Forest Growth

Master of Science
Project-staff : ASAP - "Agroforestry in Southern Africa"

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Introduction
Education
October 2016 - July 2018
University of Freiburg
Field of study
  • European Forestry
August 2015 - July 2018
University of Eastern Finland
Field of study
  • European Forestry
September 2012 - February 2014

Publications

Publications (10)
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Agroforestry systems hold potential for wood and tree biomass production without the need of felling trees. Branch wood harvesting provides access to considerable amounts of lignocellulosic biomass while leaving the tree standing. Aiming at alternatives for wood provision, we assessed the actual woody structure of a silvopastoral system in the Afri...
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Light is a limiting resource for crops within integrated land use systems especially those including woody perennials. The amount of available light at ground level can be modified by artificially pruning the overstory. Aiming to increase the understanding of light management strategies, we simulated the pruning of wild cherry trees and compared th...
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Reduced solar radiation brought about by trees on agricultural land can both positively and negatively affect crop growth. For a better understanding of this issue, we aim for an improved simulation of the shade cast by trees in agroforestry systems and a precise estimation of insolation reduction. We present a leaf creation algorithm to generate r...
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Agroforestry is often discussed as a strategy that can be used both for the adaptation to and the mitigation of climate change effects. The climate of southern Africa is predicted to be severely affected by such changes. With agriculture noted as the continent's largest economic sector, issues such as food security and land degradation are in the f...
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Der Bevölkerung im südlichen Afrika stehen enorme Herausforderungen hinsichtlich des sich ändernden Klimas bevor. So stellen die durch den Klimawandel hervorgerufenen Risiken eine massive Bedrohung der ökonomischen, und sozialen Entwicklung der Länder im südlichen Afrika dar und belastet zusätzlich die Ökkosysteme, die durch das ransante Bevölkerun...
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Southern Africa is faced with impacting issues such as climate change, degraded landscapes, food insecurity and other severe economic, social and environmental challenges. Yet, the southern African region presents the opportunity to address these pressing issues by exploiting technological advancements for accurate aboveground biomass estimation of...
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Climate change is already a measurable reality generating significant social, economic and environmental challenges, impacting sustainable development around the globe. The African continent is most vulnerable to the forecasted change in global climate, southern Africa in particular will face severe challenges within the upcoming decades. Innovativ...
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New and innovative land use solutions are needed to adapt to a rapidly changing climate and to mitigate the predicted impacts on rural livelihoods. Projected changes to current climate patterns are suggested to severely impact southern Africa in the near future. This may be realised as an increase in drought and flooding events and shifts in rainfa...

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The ASAP project (Dec 2018 - Nov 2022) is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) under the SPACES2 framework. The project incorporates partners from Germany and Southern Africa and targets the application of agroforestry systems as a suitable response for local stakeholders to anticipated economic, ecological and social challenges as a consequence of a changing climate.