The Air quality and impacts sub-program is aimed at providing key information to support the development of sustainable air quality policies and practices in Southern Africa. The influence of activities associated with human and industrial development as well as natural biogeochemical processes typical of the region (e.g. biomass burning) are the main focus points. A multidisciplinary approach is followed including scientists from chemistry and botany. The studies undertaken are directly linked to key priorities of sustainable development, improved quality of life and energy use in South Africa.


Research Groups
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Crop Physiology & Biochemistry Research Group
- Dr Jacques Berner

Climatology Research Group
- Prof Stuart Piketh & Dr Roelof Burger

Atmospheric Chemistry Research Group
- Prof Kobus Pienaar, Prof Paul Beukes & Prof Pieter van Zyl