VR proposal ‘Simulera gröna Sahara med en jordsystemmodell’ is granted for the year 2018-2021, total fund is 328 mSEK. This project with Qiong Zhang is a collaboration with Lund University ecosystem modelling group, aims to use an earth system model to simulate the abrupt transition from green Sahara to a desert Sahara, to assess and improve the ability of the earth system model to represent climate-ecosystem interactions.