Vision, mission, and strategic goals of the Mont-aux-Sources Long-Term Socio-Ecological Research (MaS-LTSER) platform



The alpine (>2700 m.a.s.l.) areas of the Maloti-Drakensberg (MD) mountains provide vital ecosystem services but are still some of the most understudied ecosystems and communities in Southern Africa. The vision of the Mont-aux-Sources Long-Term Socio-Ecological Research (MaS-LTSER) platform is to establish ...
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The MaS-LTSER will be driven by local challenges and research questions, including the characterisation and quantification of soil and wetland degradation, the considerable spatio-temporal heterogeneity of climate parameters and increasing extreme weather events, sensitivity of the ecosystem to climate change ...
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Strategic Goals

The main goal of the MaS-LTSER will be to understand and quantify socio-ecological processes and interaction in the alpine areas of the northern Maloti-Drakensberg area. The area is important because it provides important ecosystem functions in terms of water supply, carbon sequestration, hosting biodiversity ...
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Sithando Jwara

Administrator: Afromontane Research Unit
Private Bag X13, Phuthaditjhaba, 9866, Republic of South Africa
T: +27 58 718 5271
C: +27 73 512 7671