Indo-German Conference on Rural-Urban Transitions

Bangalore, 20.-22.02.2019

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PhD Workshop 22.-23.02.2019

Gender and diversity in science: Participation - Innovation - Impact

Project events 2018

Invited Lecture 13.06.2018

FOR2432 Gastvortrag
Dr. Thomas Esch
(Earth Observation Center, DLR)

Digital World meets Urban Planet - New Prospects for Urban Monitoring arising from Earth Observation

The science and policy communities increasingly recognize that the process of urbanization is at the center of global climate change and sustainability challenges. Hence, more and more decision makers require detailed information and empirical evidence on the characteristics and dynamics of the built environment. It is here that the massively growing availability of open and free Earth observation (EO) data can make a valuable contribution. DLR is coordinating the development of an Urban Thematic Exploitation Platform (U-TEP) that offers a comprehensive collection of data and analysis tools needed to provide science, planning, and policy with actionable information on the urban environment in one single place. Central component of the system is a web-based portal connecting functionalities for i) high-performance access to diverse collections of digital data (i.a. EO, statistics, surveying, volunteered geographic information), ii) on-demand processing, analysis and visualization using high-level computer clusters, iii) development and publication of algorithms, products and services by individual users, and iv) networking, communication and sharing of results and knowledge. The lecture will give an overview of the available data and tools.

Mittwoch, 13.06.2018 (13:30–15:00)
Forest Inventory and Remote Sensing
Göttingen, Büsgenweg 5, Seminar room FSR 5.2

PhD Colloquium 14.05.2018

Concepts and approaches in SES research

Monday, 09:00 – 13:00
Witzenhausen, Steinstraße 19
Seminarraum im Tropengewächshaus

Assigned reading:

1.    Kramer et al., 2017. Top 40 questions in coupled human and natural systems (CHANS) research. Ecology and Society 22, 44. 

2.    Walters, 2017. Explaining rural land use change and reforestation: A causal-historical approach. Land Use Policy 67, 608-624.

The papers are analysed following a set of guiding questions. The participants position their own research in the theoretical context laid out in the papers. Differences between disciplinary approaches are made explicit and are critically reflected to foster interdisciplinary thinking and integration.

Project Assembly in Bangalore - 13.-14.02.2018

Project events 2017

Project Assembly - 11.-12.10.2017

Invited Lectures - 07.09.2017

From Research to Extension:  The Role of the University of Agricultural Sciences in the Service of Farmers (Prof. Dr. M.S. Nataraju)

University Examination Systems:  A unique experience in Karnataka, India (Prof. Dr. M.T. Lakshminarayan)

Rural Agricultural Work Experience Programme (RAWEP) of University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru (Prof. Dr. K.C. Lalitha)

Both lecturers are visiting scientists from the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, India.

Date:     07.09.2017
Time:     10:00 – 12:15
Venue:   Room 9.137 MZG - Blauer Turm
             Platz der Göttinger Sieben 5, Göttingen

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PhD Seminar on Remote Sensing - 19.07.2017

coordinated by Prof. Christoph Kleinn, and carried out jointly by projects C02, C01, and I-C01.

Wednesday, 19.07.2017 (09:00 - 11:30 German time)
Institute of Forest Inventory and Remote Sensing,
Göttingen, Büsgenweg 5, seminar room FSR 5.2.
A videoconferencing access via Adobe Connect will be provided.

The seminar shall give an overview on the available remote sensing imagery and its potential applications. It is restricted to members of FOR2432, and is targeting in particular the non-experts in remote sensing techniques.  It aims at linking the fieldwork and emerging datasets of the different projects to the overall spatially explicit approach of FOR2432. - The seminar will be held only if at least 10 confirmed registrations are received by July 14 (12:00 German time).

Seminar programme

Invited Lectures - 20.06.2017

FOR2432 - Gastvorträge
Prof. Dr. B.K. Ramachandrappa
Prof. Dr. Nagaraju H.

(University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore)

Dryland agriculture and agroforestry as research priorities in Indian agriculture

All-India Coordinated Research Projects (AICRP) are a national initiative of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research for promoting productivity and resilience of Indian crops and cropping systems. Dr. Ramachandrappa and Dr. Nagaraju have contributed to this programme with experimental work carried out at the University of Agricultural Sciences in Bangalore, and in cooperation with local farmers. They will present an overview on the targets, achievements, and future perspectives in their research area, illustrated with examples from their rich experience. The scope and potentials of regional, national, and international research approaches and scientific collaboration will be discussed. – Both speakers are partner project leaders in FOR2432 and collaborators in the on-station experiments of the Indo-German Research Unit.

Dienstag, 20.06.2017 (10:15-12:30)
FB11 Ökologische Agrarwissenschaften
Witzenhausen, Steinstrasse 19, H13

PhD Colloquia and Project Meeting 06.-10.01.2017

PhD-Colloquium 'Space and scale' - 06.01.2017

Project Assembly - 09.01.2017

PhD-Colloquium 'Stocks and flows' - 10.01.2017

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Project events 2016

Opening Event of the Indian Partner Project - 15.08.2016

University of Agricultural Sciences Bangalore


Invited Lecture - 30.06.2016

FOR2432 - Invited Lecture
Dr. Sumeet Mhaskar

(Centre of Modern Indian Studies, Göttingen)

The Economic and Social Dimensions of Rural-Urban Linkages in Mumbai City
Mumbai is an important commercial centre of India that attracts labour migrants from all over the country and represents the economic transition from the textile manufacturing sector to the service sector economy. The spaces once inhabited by the textile millworkers (“Galas”) are entry points that shed light on relations between restructured capital and migrant labour, and the kind of political, social and cultural experience the present generation rural labour migrants undergo in comparison to the previous generation. In addition to the Galas attention is also be paid to the rural landscape which is the point of departure for the rural labour migrants. The focus on villages provides interesting findings regarding the role of the rural labour migrant as well as the former factory workers. Lastly, the study also focuses on the gender question which continues to remain a neglected dimension in the study of migration.

Thursday, 30.06.2016 (18:15-19:30)
FB11 Organic Agriculture
Witzenhausen, Steinstrasse 19, H13

OPENING ASSEMBLY - 18.-19.04.2016

Monday, 18.04.2016, 08:00-18:00
Tuesday, 19.04.2016, 09:00-15:00

Venue:  Emmy-Noether-Saal, Alte Mensa
            Wilhelmsplatz 3, Göttingen
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