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Postdoc position filled

We are happy to have our new GreenGaDe member on board!

On October 1st, Dr. Larba Hubert BALIMA, joined our team at University of Potsdam to take over the reponsibilites of WP8 (Synthetic analyses of carbon pools and greenhouse gas emissions).  Specifically, he will investigate biodiversity-ecosystem services relationships and the drivers of greenhouse emissions and carbon storage across three countries in West African.

Dr. Balima defended his PhD in July 2020 at the University Félix Houphouet Boigny (Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire), under the frame of WASCAL graduate program (Climate Change and Biodiversity). He obtained his MSc degree in Botany and Plant Ecology at the University of Joseph Ki-Zerbo (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso), and he conducted his research study on human-elephant conflicts and elephants' impacts on woody vegetation. For his PhD study, his research was focused on addressing the ecological responses of useful savanna tree species to land-use and climate change in West Africa, using ethnobotany, tree ring analysis, carbon stock estimation, and species distribution modeling.

Welcome to the team, Hubert! 

Four GreenGaDe members from Potsdam standing in front of a meadow
Photo: GreenGaDe