Assessment of multiple values of mango trees along a rural-urban gradient around Bangalore, India
The study is a part of the project FOR2432/2: Social-Ecological Systems in the Indian Rural-Urban Interface: Functions, Scales, and Dynamics of Transition; funded by German Research Foundation (DFG). The study belongs to the Cluster C: Patterns of land use, social fabric, and consumption of the project. Azim Premji University is the local project partner for the collaboration.
More info about the project: https://www.uni-kassel.de/fb11agrar/fac ... ter-c.html
The MSc student will explore the cultural values of mango cultivation among residents and famers in rural-urban gradient of Bangalore. Photo elicitation is a potential tool to be used to understand the multiple ecosystem services associated to mango trees. Relevant ideas are welcome.
Thesis preparation: Preferably 06 January – 15 February 2020
Fieldwork in Bangalore
Preferably February to April 2020
An independent student with a strong interest to do fieldwork with residents and farmers along a rural-urban gradient around Bangalore, Southern India; Interest in social-ecological assessment methods; Fluency in English; Capacity to understand and speak Kannada is an asset.
Funding Costs of fieldwork (translator, local transport, accommodation) and international travel are covered.
Prof. Dr. Tobias Plieninger; Dr. Mario Torralba; Ms. Pramila Thapa
If you are interested, please send your application (CV, transcript records, motivation letter) to the people mentioned above
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