Environmental Uncertainties and Livelihood Thresholds in the Okavango Delta, Botswana

Working with colleagues Dr. Kelley Crews and Dr. Ken Young (both at the University of Texas), Brian King has initiated a research project in the Okavango Delta, Botswana to assess the social and ecological effects of environmental variability. The uncertainty in terms of the location and intensity of the flooding has significant implications for human populations dependent upon various resources for livelihood production. The team is presently collaborating with local researchers on data collection and analysis and has received a three year grant from the National Science Foundation to extend this work into 2014.

PI:  Brian King (Geography):  king@psu.edu  —  http://www.geog.psu.edu/people/king-brian

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