SA-YSSP 2012-13 Program Information

The first SA-YSSP took place from 1 December 2012 to 28 February 2013. Participants spent 3 months living and working together in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

Participants in the SA-YSSP conduct research at the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

The SA-YSSP is administered by staff at the South African National Research Foundation, the South Africa Department of Science and Technology, and the University of the Free State in Bloemfontfontein, South Africa, in collaboration with IIASA.

SA-YSSP 2012-13 research themes

  • Complex adaptive systems in ecology and evolution
  • Robustness measures of aquatic ecosystems using network analysis
  • Application of multi-model approach to explore the robustness of aquatic ecosystems
  • Multi-scale adaptations to climate change and social-ecological sustainability
  • Impacts of climate change on food security in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Improving food security in Africa
  • Rangeland modeling for global economic analysis
  • Integrated assessment of air pollution and greenhouse gases mitigation in South Africa
  • Using multicriteria decision analysis to develop solutions to water and energy problems in South Africa
  • Efficient utilization of waste resources in Southern African countries
  • Integration of microgrids into scenarios for providing universal electricity access
  • Issues in energy poverty
  • Changing human capital in South Africa: educating the disengaged population and their children
  • Optimal economic growth under environmental constraints

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Dr Ulf Dieckmann
Program Leader, Evolution and Ecology
SA-YSSP Dean (IIASA)
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
Phone: +43 (0) 2236 807 386

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Dr Aldo Stroebel
Executive Director, International Relations & Cooperation
South Africa National Research Foundation
Phone: +27 (0) 12 481 4350/4039
Fax: +27 (0) 12 481 4044

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Puleng Tshitlho
Grant Officer, International Research Grants
South Africa National Research Foundation
Phone: +27 12 481 4061

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Dr Priscilla Mensah
Deputy-Director, International Academic Projects
University of the Free State
Phone: +27 (0) 51 401 9642/3669

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