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Contributions to GEO-5 publication

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Contributions to GEO-5 publication

Narcisa Pricope was lead author drawing on the work of several IGERT Trainees working in southern Africa contributed to the the Land chapter of the United Nations Global Environment Outlook 5 (GEO-5) publication for the 2012 Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit. The Land chapter forms part of the section of GEO-5 that reports on status and trends of the global environment. The chapter considers human demands on land resources and highlight key challenges and emerging issues and issues related to vulnerability in relation to human well-being will also feature in this chapter. Pricope has been asked to lead the chapter on status and trends for the world's drylands, grasslands and savannas in collaboration with colleagues from Spain, Mexico, and South Africa. Her contribution to this publication has been made possible by her initial exposure to these ecosystems during the IGERT program at University of Florida and her subsequent PhD dissertation research work in Southern Africa.