Ecoforecast Africa

global change

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Ecoforecast Africa is the seed of an African chapter of the Ecological Forecasting Initiative (see other chapters here. For more information on ecological forecasting, watch the short video below or read Dietze et al. 2018 PNAS.

At this stage we are only gathering information of those interested in participating in, contributing to, or collaborating with the initiative. If that includes you, please fill in this Google Form. We are open to participants who are not from Africa, especially if you’re interested in giving talks, running training workshops or co-producing forecasting projects.

This information will only be used for Ecoforecast Africa planning activities and will not be shared with others or used for research purposes. Please note that form responses are not monitored, so if you have any queries please contact Jasper Slingsby directly (see the Google Form).

Note that Ecoforecast Africa may adopt a different model to other EFI chapters due to differences in the needs and resources of the region (see Slingsby et al. 2023 MEE). What model we adopt will be up for discussion. Also note that while we are kickstarting the initiative, we do not claim ownership and invite broad participation, diverse perspectives and suggestions for the best leadership model.


Jasper Slingsby1,2,3 and Glenn Moncrieff2,3

1Biological Sciences, University of Cape Town

2Fynbos Node, South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON)

3Centre for Statistics in Ecology, Environment and Conservation, University of Cape Town

The following 4 minute video will give you a glossy overview of what ecological forecasting is about: