Published: Oct. 27, 2021

A team of ENVS researchers published a new paper in the journal, Current Biology. The paper "Wildlife impacts and changing climate pose compounding threats to human food security", investigates how human-wildlife conflict in addition to the pressures of climate change affect household food security in the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area in Central-Southern Africa. Professor Joel Hartter, assistant professor Karen Bailey, and Dr. Michael Drake (graduated 2021), joined a larger research team as part of the KAZAVA Project, funded through a National Science Foundation grant, to better understand how the intersection of land, livelihoods, and climate change is influencing adaptation to climate change in this region. The project overall aims to develop strategies that can help mitigate household and community vulnerabilities in the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area. 


Karen Bailey Joel Hartter Michael Drake