Natural resources

Natural resources

Distribution and impacts

Whether mineral, geothermal, water, agricultural or pastoral, resources are the source of movement, competition and exchange between populations.

This is particularly the case in the East African Rift, where water, an example par excellence and on which all the components of the natural ecosystem depend, is unevenly distributed in space and time. This is also the case for mineral resources such as obsidian, salt, clays, or metals whose availability and spatio-temporal distribution have played́ an important role in the socio-economic transformations of human populations but also in their relations with the animal and plant world.

A change in the inputs, quantitý, qualitý, or spatio-temporal distribution of the resource will potentially impact several components of the rift systems. We will thus address the following questions. What impact did the water resource have on the emergence of the human lineage, on the collapse of certain prehistoric societies? What impact has past and present man had in modifying the landscape and the natural routes of ancestral rivers through grazing, deforestation, and more recently the construction of dams and the irrigation of arid lands?

The environmental, societal and geopolitical consequences must be embraced if we are to protect both these natural resources and the biodiversity of the rift.

Natural resources: the members

Guillaume BLANC

History
Ethiopia
Heritages -
Resources



guillaume_blanc[at]
hotmail.fr

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Jean-Renaud BOISSERIE

Evolution - Paleontology -
Paleozoology
Ethiopia - Kenya
Heritages - Dynamics -
Resources -
Training / Education

jean.renaud.boisserie[at]
univ-poitiers.fr

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Jessie CAULIEZ

Anthropology -
Archeology - 
Prehistory
Botswana - Djibouti -
Ethiopia - Somaliland
Heritages - Resources -
Training / Education

jessie.cauliez[at]
univ-tlse2.fr

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Valérie CAYOL

Volcanology
Congo
Resources




valerie.cayol[at]
uca.fr

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Hélène CELLE-JEANTON

Geochemistry -
Geology -

Hydrology
Tanzania
Resources -
Training / Education

helene.celle[at]
univ-fcomte.fr

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Olivier DAUTEUIL

Geodynamic -
Paleoenvironment -
Tectonic

Bostwana
Dynamics -
Resources

olivier.dauteuil[at]
univ-rennes1.fr

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Gourguen DAVTIAN

Geography -
Hydrology -
Modeling

Ethiopia - Kenya
Heritages - Resources -
Training / Education

gourguen.davtian[at]
cepam.cnrs.fr

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Anne DELAGNES

Archeology -
Paleoenvironment - Prehistory

Ethiopia - Kenya - Sudan
Heritages - Dynamics -
Resources -
Training / Education

anne.delagnes[at]
u-bordeaux.fr

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Lydéric FRANCE

Geochemistry -
Geodynamics -
Volcanology

Djibouti - Ethiopia - Tanzania Dynamics -
Resources

lyderic.france[at]
univ-lorraine.fr

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Cédric GAUCHEREL

Ecology - Modeling -
Philosophy

Kenya - Tanzania -
Uganda
Heritages -
Resources

cedric.gaucherel[at]
inrae.fr

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Michel GRÉGOIRE

Geochemistry -
Geodynamics -

Geology
Tanzania
Dynamics -
Resources

michel.gregoire[at]
get.omp.eu

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Franck GUY

Evolution -
Paleoanthropology -

Paleoecology
Ethiopia
Heritages -
Dynamics - Resources

franck.guy[at]
univ-poitiers.fr

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Sonia HARMAND

Archeology -
Anthropology - 
Prehistory
Ethiopia
Heritages - Dynamics -
Resources -
Training / Education

sonia.harmand[at]
stonybrook.edu

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Marc JOLIVET

Geology -
Paleoenvironment -

Tectonic
Botswana - Rwanda
Dynamics -
Resources

marc.jolivet[at]
univ-rennes1.fr

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Lamya KHALIDI

Archeology - Prehistory
Djibouti - Eritrea -
Ethiopia - Sudan
Heritages - Dynamics -
Resources -
Training / Education

lamya.khalidi[at]
cepam.cnrs.fr

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Margot LOUAIL

Evolution - Paleoanthropology -
Paleoecology
Ethiopia
Heritages - Dynamics -
Resources -
Training / Education

margot.louail[at]
univ-poitiers.fr

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Cécile ROBIN

Geology - Paleoenvironment -
Sedimentology
Madagascar - Malawi -
Mozambique - Uganda
Dynamics - Resources -
Training / Education

cecile.robin[at]
univ-rennes1.fr

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Caroline ROBION-BRUNNER

Archeology -
History

Ethiopia
Heritages -
Resources


caroline.robion[at]
univ-tlse2.fr

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Antoine SOURON

Evolution -
Paleozoology - 
Zoology
Ethiopia - Kenya - Tanzania
Heritages - Dynamics -
Resources -
Training / Education

antoine.souron[at]
u-bordeaux.fr

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Virginie TALLIO

Anthropology
Uganda
Heritages -
Dynamics -
Resources -
Training / Education

virginie.tallio[at]
gmail.com

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Pascal TARITS

Geophysics
Djibouti - Ethiopia -
Kenya - Mayotte -
Rwanda - Tanzania
Dynamics -
Resources

tarits[at]
univ-brest.fr

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Christel TIBERI

Geodynamics -
Geophysic - 
Seismology
Ethiopia - Tanzania
Heritage - Dynamics -
Resources -
Training / Education

christel.tiberi[at]
umontpellier.fr

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Jacques VARET

Anthropology -
Geodynamics - 
Geology
Djibouti - Ethiopia - Kenya -
Rwanda - Tanzania
Dynamics -
Resources

j.varet[at]
geo2d.com

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