Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Africa: Africa

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Mapping Intersection of Water, Climate and Disease Transmission

Understanding the relationship between water resources, climate change and mobility can help us better understand disease transmission.



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Tracking Parasite Hotspots

Schistosomiasis is a devastating disease affecting 250 million people, mostly in Sub-Saharan Africa, that is caused by a parasite that lives in snails. Increasing risk of acquiring schistosomiasis has been clearly associated with the construction of dams and water management infrastructure in tropical and subtropical areas.



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A New Extreme Event Analysis Tool in Support of the UN Paris Agreement



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Predicting Dengue Transmission in a Changing Climate to Improve Mosquito Control



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Using Large Marine Protected Areas to Recover Highly Productive Marine Ecosystems and the Services They Provide: the Case of the Adriatic Sea

Fishing practices that use gear that is dragged on the seafloor, such as bottom trawling, destroy and degrade marine habitats on continental shelves, the most productive areas of the global ocean. However, there has been little assessment of the outcomes of trawling restrictions, impeding progress towards solutions. This project will use ecological and economic models to examine the potential outcomes of a large-scale trawling ban in the Mediterranean Sea and will assess any implications for marine ecosystem function and services. This project provides a unique opportunity to contribute new knowledge and guidance in addressing issues related to bottom trawling, and holds promise to inform solutions in regions around the globe.



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