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Daily Archive for November 17th, 2013

Cushion peatlands are typical features of the high altitude Andes in South America. Due to the adaptation to difficult environmental conditions, they are very fragile ecosystems and therefore vulnerable to environmental and climate changes. Peatland erosion has severe effects on their ecological functions, such as water storage capacity. Thus, erosion [...]

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UPDATE: An additional Mapathon will take place on Friday 22nd 2013 from 11.00 onwards in the lecture hall of the Department of Geography, Berliner Str. 48, Heidelberg University.
CrisisMapping by volunteers is on the rise and and an more and more important contribution to professional disaster management. This has also been confirmed within our conference on [...]

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