Initiated as the quintessence of eight years experience on scientific and implementation projects of Succow Foundation in Central Asian desert regions, CADI is planned to become leverage for future conservation and sustainable use of the unique desert ecosystems in Central Asia. The project intends to elaborate jointly with national stakeholders a neutral platform to engage in a constructive dialogue with all relevant acteurs. Using their knowledge, networks and experiences on arresting and reversing land degradation trends, promoting conservation of desert ecosystems and increasing resilience to climate change and extreme weather events in Central Asia is the long term goal.
Manthey, M., Welscher, Ch., Wunderlich, J., Murzakhanov, R., Sklyarenko, S., Gritsina, M., Karryeva, S., Pavlenko, A., Nishanov, N.: Cold Winter Deserts of Central Asia (Turan), Science Direct "Reference Collection in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences"
Batsaikhan, B., Lkhamjav, O., Batsaikhan, G., Batsaikhan, N., and Norovsuren, B.: Carbon stock estimation using remote sensing data and field measurement in Haloxylon ammodendron dominant winter cold desert region of Mongolia, ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., V-3-2020, 9-17
Chirikova M.A., Zima Yu.A., Pestov M.V. & Terentjev V.A.: About the problem of mass death of reptiles in barrage trenches in South Kazakhstan. In: Selevinia, 2019, Vol. 27, p. 111-114. [in Russian] О подтверждении обитания длинноногого сцинка (Eumeces schneideri) на территории Казахстана
Nuridjanov, D., Abduraupov, T. & Gritsina, M. (2019): Findings of the herpetological investigations to the Southern and Central Ustyurt Plateau and Sarykamysh basin (Uzbekistan) [in Russian] РЕЗУЛЬТАТЫ ГЕРПЕТОЛОГИЧЕСКИХ ИССЛЕДОВАНИЙ ЮЖНОЙ И ЦЕНТРАЛЬНОЙ ЧАСТЕЙ ПЛАТО УСТЮРТ И САРЫКАМЫШСКОЙ КОТЛОВИНЫ (РЕСПУБЛИКА УЗБЕКИСТАН)
Pestov, M.V., Dieterich, T., Terentyev, V.A., Nurmuhambetov, Z.E., Muhashov, A.T. & D.A. Denisov: Problems and solutions regarding the border fence that mitigates the migration of ungulates on the territory of the Mangystau Oblast of the Republic of Kazakhstan. [In Russian: Проблема пограничных проволочных заграждений, препятствующих миграциям копытных животных, на территории Мангистауской области Республики Казахстан и пути её решения]. In: Selevinia (2018), Vol. 26, p. 92-98
Online Youtube channel „Vse Kak U Zverei“ broadcasts series on cold winter deserts:
Digital Herbaria of Central Asia:
CADI is jointly implemented by the University of Greifswald (Germany), the Succow Foundation (Germany) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Sub-regional Office for Central Asia (Ankara, Turkey).
This project is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI). The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) supports this initiative on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag.
The Central Asian Desert Initiative (CADI) has launched its first Call for abstracts for participation in the International conference on cold winter deserts in December 2021 in Tashkent.
The call aims to foster international collaboration in raising awareness of the importance of cold winter desert ecosystems. Successful applicants will have an opportunity to present their research paper during the conference or display their research outcomes at the poster session organized within the conference.
Selected abstracts will be published as a collection, and full papers be included in conference proceedings.
Deadline for submission of abstracts is 31 July 2021. Selected abstracts will be announced not later than 15 September 2021. Authors will be requested to submit full papers by 15 October 2021.
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