Systems Dynamics

Systems dynamics

Changes, risks and responses

Because the Great African Rift brings together very diverse systems (geological, climatic, biological, societal), its dynamics are particularly difficult to understand. This ambitious challenge is hampered in particular by the delicate integration of data from different disciplines, and by concepts or models that are sometimes far removed from one another.

In order to understand the dynamics of these complex systems in an integrated way, we identify two cross-cutting issues.

(1) Mobility and connectivity in the rift – the Great African Rift raises the question of mobility and connectivity in systems: what is a barrier? How does mobility in the Rift impact biological, cultural and social diversity? On what time scale? How do they evolve? What triggers mobility in the rift?

(2) Vulnerability, risk and resilience in the rift – this aspect will be studied in contexts of environmental change, whether at large spatio-temporal scales (continental and geological), or at regional scales and abrupt changes (soil erosion, lava flows, pollution, …). How does climate change impact the contrasting environments of the Rift? Do these impacts weaken the environments or do they allow specific responses? How does the Rift structure cultures and resources, and how have populations adapted to these changes?

We wish to engage in mediation and consultation with the different actors and disciplines in order to build unique frames of reference and common questions.

Systems dynamics : the members

Tomas Getachew BEDANE

Paleoecology -
Paleoenvironment -

Paleontology
Ethiopia
Heritages -
Dynamics

tomas.getachew.bedane[at]
univ-poitiers.fr

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Alicia BLASI-TOCCACCELI

Modeling -
Paleoanthropology

Ethiopia
Dynamics



alicia.blasi.toccacceli[at]
univ-poitiers.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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Gudrun BORNETTE

Ecology -
Risks
Burundi -
Congo -
Rwanda
Dynamics

gudrun.bornette[at]
univ-fcomte.fr

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Guillaume BOUDOIRE

Volcanology
Comoros -
Congo -
Tanzania
Dynamics -
Training / Education

guillaume.boudoire[at]
uca.fr

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Laurent BRUXELLES

Evolution - Geography -
Sedimentology
Bostwana - Djibouti - Ethiopia -
Mozambique - Somaliland
Heritages -
Dynamics

laurent.bruxelles[at]
inrap.fr

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Gilles CHAZOT

Geochemistry -
Geology - 
Volcanology
Congo - Djibouti -
Ethiopia - Tanzania
Dynamics -
Training /Education

Gilles.Chazot[at]
univ-brest.fr

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Isabelle CREVECOEUR

Anthropology -
Paleoanthropology -
Prehistory

Congo - Djibouti -
Ethiopia - Sudan
Heritages - Dynamics

isabelle.crevecoeur[at]
u-bordeaux.fr

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Olivier DAUTEUIL

Geodynamic -
Paleoenvironment -
Tectonic

Bostwana
Dynamics -
Resources

olivier.dauteuil[at]
univ-rennes1.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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Javier ESCARTIN

Geophysics -
Tectonic -
Volcanology

Djibouti
Dynamics


escartin[at]
geologie.ens.fr

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Jean-Baptiste FOURVEL

Evolution - Paleoecology -
Paleontology

Bostwana - Djibouti - Ethiopia -
Kenya - Mozambique
Heritages - Dynamics -
Training / Education

jbfourvel[at]
yahoo.com

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Lydéric FRANCE

Geochemistry -
Geodynamics -
Volcanology

Djibouti - Ethiopia - Tanzania Dynamics -
Resources

lyderic.france[at]
univ-lorraine.fr

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Louis GAUDARÉ

Geodynamics -
Geology -

Tectonic
Botswana
Dynamics


louis.gaudare[at]
univ-rennes1.fr

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Stéphanie GAUTIER-RAUX

Geodynamics -
Geophysics -

Seismology
Tanzania
Dynamics -
Training / Education

stephanie.gautier-raux[at]
umontpellier.fr

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Monique GHERARDI

Geography
Tanzania
Dynamics




monique.gherardi[at]
univ-montp3.fr

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Patrick GIRAUDOUX

Ecology
Congo
Dynamics -
Training / Education



patrick.giraudoux[at]
univ-fcomte.fr

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Michel GRÉGOIRE

Geochemistry -
Geodynamics -

Geology
Tanzania
Dynamics -
Resources

michel.gregoire[at]
get.omp.eu

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Camille GROHÉ

Evolution -
Paleontology

Ethiopia -
Kenya
Heritages -
Dynamics

camille.grohe[at]
univ-poitiers.fr

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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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Marion LANGUMIER

Anthropology
Ethiopia
Dynamics




marion.langumier[at]
gmail.com

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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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Susan ONYANGO

Anthropology -
Sociology

Ethiopia - Kenya
Heritages -
Dynamics -
Training / Education

sonyango1931[at]
gmail.com

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Laurent PALLAS

Paleoecology -
Paleoenvironment -

Paleontology
Ethiopia - Kenya
Heritages -
Dynamics

pallas[at]
anthro.zool.kyoto-u.ac.jp

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Benjamin POHL

Climatology
Djibouti
Kenya
Dynamics



benjamin.pohl[at]
u-bourgogne.fr

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Blade Engda REDAE

Archeology -
Paleoenvironment -
Prehistory

Ethiopia
Heritages -
Dynamics

blade.engda.redae[at]
univ-poitiers.fr

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Tony REY

Geography -
Risks -
Volcanology

Tanzania
Dynamics


tony.rey[at]
univ-montp3.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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Delphine ROUBY

Geodynamics -
Sedimentology -
Tectonic

Uganda
Dynamics


delphine.rouby[at]
get.omp.eu

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Jérémie SCHIETTECATTE

Archeology -
History
Eritrea - Ethiopia -
Somaliland
Heritages -
Dynamics

j.schiettecatte[at]
cnrs.fr

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Pierre SEPULCHRE

Climatology -
Modeling -
Paleoclimatology

Ethiopia - Kenya -
Tanzania
Dynamics

pierre.sepulchre[at]
lsce.ipsl.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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Emmanuelle STOETZEL

Paleoenvironment -
Paleozoology -

Prehistory
Ethiopia
Heritages -
Dynamics

emmanuelle.stoetzel[at]
mnhn.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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THE RIFT HERITAGES
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NATURAL RESOURCES
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TRAINING AND EDUCATION

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