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NNF. Deserts of Namibia


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Deserts of Namibia - Poster.

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There are a number of different definitions for the term "desert". At the basic level, deserts are ecosystems in which a lack of water is the main factor limiting biological processes.

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Goudie, A.S. 2009. Global Deserts and Their Geomorphological Diversity. Geomorphology of Desert Environments, 9-20
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2009 Book, Book Section, Booklet
Burke, A. 2006. The Sperrgebiet: managing its biodiversity
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2006 Book, Book Section, Booklet10.71 mb pdf
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Wolters, S (ed). 1994. Proceedings of Namibia's national workshop to combat desertification. Desert Research Foundation of Namibia, Windhoek
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1994 Report
A. Speiser Environmental Consultants. 2008. Scoping Report, Social and Environmental Impact Assessment of the proposed Uranium Mine 'Etango Project' near Swakopmund. pp.118
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2008 Report
Pallett, J., Brown, C.J. and Mannheimer, C.A. 2009. Etango Project Environmental Impact Assessment: Vegetation, vertebrates and terrestrial ecology. pp.70
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Metago Environmental Engineers. 2009. Environmental Impact Assessment report for the proposed expansion project at Langer Heinrich Mine. Prepared for: Langer Heinrich Uranium (Pty) Limited. Metago Project Number: L016-01, Report No. 2, August 2009 - Appendix I: Biodiversity Studies - Vegetation Impact Assessment for the proposed expansion project at Langer Heinrich Uranium (Pty) Ltd
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2009 Report16.46 mb pdf
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Jobst, P., Kakukuru, E., Kambutuku, J.R., Mouton, D., Netha, L., Nghitila, T.M., Shanyengana, S.E. and Siyambango, M.S. 1994. SDP 3: An investigation into the biophysical aspects and socio-economics of desertification in north western Namibia. (Climate variability, desertification and loss of biodiversity)
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1994DRFN DLIBReport1.43 mb pdf
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Hachfeld, B. and Jürgens, N. 2000. Climate patterns and their impact on the vegetation in a fog driven desert: the central Namib Desert in Namibia. Phytocoeologia, 30(3-4): 567-589
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2000DRFN DLIBJournal Article
Seely, M.K. 1978. Grassland productivity: the desert end of the curve. South African Journal of Science, 74: 295-297
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1978DRFN DLIBJournal Article313 kb pdf
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Schmiedel, U. and Jürgens, N. 2004. Habitat ecology of southern African quartz fields: studies on the thermal properties near the ground. Plant Ecology, 170(2): 153-166
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2004 Journal Article
Gibson, A.C. 1996. Plant Life Forms of Warm Desert Climates. In: Structure-Function Relations of Warm Desert Plants - Adaptations of Desert Organisms, 1-22
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1996 Book, Book Section, Booklet
Ministry of Environment and Tourism. 2010. National Policy on Climate Change for Namibia, September 2010
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2010 Legal (Act, Gazette, Policy)739 kb pdf
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Vanderpost, C., Ringrose, S. and Matheson, W. 1998. Aspects of ecological change in the Botswana Kalahari. Botswana Notes and Records, 30: 121-138
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1998 Journal Article
Day, J.A. 1990. Environmental correlates of aquatic faunal distribution in the Namib Desert. In: Seely, M.K. (ed). Namib Ecology. 25 years of Namib Research. Transvaal Museum Monograph, 7: 99-107
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1990 Journal Article4.66 mb pdf
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Herman, A., Jefta, G., Ndeutalala, H., Iiputa, G., Katshuna, M., Matros, A., Muduva, T., Muvi-Tjikalapo, M., Nakale, T., Nakathingo, H., Nampila, J., Nantanga, K., Nashipili, N., Shigwedha, L. and Thomas, T. 2000. Influence of Farm Dams on Water Balance in an Ephemeral River System: The Kuiseb Basin
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2000DRFN DLIBReport5.79 mb pdf
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Muller. M. 2006. Dispersal ecology of the !nara-melon along the Kuiseb River, Central Namib. The Changing Culture and Nature of Namibia, 181-184
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2006DRFN DLIBBook, Book Section, Booklet769 kb pdf
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Loris, K., Jürgens, N. and M. Veste. 2001. Zonobiom III: Die Namib-Wüste im südwestlichen Afrika (Namibia, Südafrika, Angola). In: Sustainable land use in deserts. Springer Verlag, Berlin, 441-498
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Tarnita, C.E., Bonachela, J.A., Sheffer, E., Guyton, J.A., Coverdale, T.C., Long, R.A. and Pringle, R.M. 2017. A theoretical foundation for multi-scale regular vegetation patterns. Nature, 541: 398–401
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2017 Journal Article
NNF. Biomes of Namibia
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du Preez, D. 1996. Conservation priorities and management recommendations for the Erongo region coastal zone, Namibia. M.Sc. Degree, Department of Environmental and Geographical Science, University of Cape Town
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1996 Thesis1.61 mb pdf
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García-Aloy, S., Sanmartín, I., Kadereit, G., Vitales, D., Millanes, A.M., Roquet, C., Vargas, P., Alarcón, M. and Aldasoro, J.J. 2017. Opposite trends in the genus Monsonia (Geraniaceae): Specialization in the African deserts and range expansions throughout eastern Africa. Scientific Reports, 7: DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-09834-6
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2017 Journal Article4.4 mb pdf
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Sullivan, S. 2002. 'How can the rain fall in this chaos?': Myth and metaphor in representations of the north-west Namibian landscape. In: LeBeau, D. and Gordon, R.J. (eds). Challenges for anthropology in the African "renaissance" - A southern African contribution, pages 255-317
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2002 Book, Book Section, Booklet10.69 mb pdf
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Monadjem, A., Conenna, I., Taylor, P. and Schoeman, C. 2018. Species richness patterns and functional traits of the bat fauna of arid Southern Africa. Hystrix, the Italian Journal of Mammalogy, 29: 10.4404/hystrix-00016-2017
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2018 Journal Article2.1 mb pdf
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Rohde, R.F., Hoffman, M.T., Durbach, I., Venter, Z. and Jack, S. 2019. Vegetation and climate change in the Pro-Namib and Namib Desert based on repeat photography: Insights into climate trends. Journal of Arid Environments, 165: 119-131
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2019 Journal Article
Mannheimer, C.A. 2006. Environmental impact assessment of the Trekkopje Uranium Project, Specialist contribution: Vegetation. pp. 22
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2006 Report
Viljoen, P.J. and du P. Bothma, J. 1990. The influence of desert-dwelling elephants on vegetation in the northern Namib Desert, South West Africa/Namibia. Journal of Arid Environments, 18(1): 85-96
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1990 Journal Article
von Willert, D.J., Brinckmann, E., Scheitler, B., Schulze, E-D., Thomas, D.A. and Treichel, S. 1980. Ökophysiologische Untersuchungen an Pflanzen der Namib-Wüste. Naturwissenschaften, 67(1): 21-28
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1980 Journal Article
Skarpe, C. 1986. Plant community structure in relation to grazing and environmental changes along a north-south transect in the western Kalahari. Vegetatio, 68(1): 3-18
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1986 Journal Article
Giess, W. 1968. A short report on the vegetation of the Namib coastal area from Swakopmund to Cape Frio. Dinteria, 1: 13-29
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1968Namibia Scientific SocietyJournal Article2.08 mb pdf
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Burke, A. 1996. Midday flowers - southern Namibia is home to some beautiful succulents, many of which only occur in this part of the world. Flamingo, July 1996: 36-38
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1996 Book, Book Section, Booklet2.27 mb pdf
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Owen, J.J. 2013. 7.34 - Hillslope Processes in Arid Environments. Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences Treatise on Geomorphology: Volume 7: Mountain and Hillslope Geomorphology, 363-374
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2013 Book, Book Section, Booklet
Seely, M.K. 1990. Patterns of plant establishment on a linear desert dune. Israel Journal of Botany, 39(4-6): 443-451
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1990 Journal Article
van Rooyena, N. and van Rooyen, M.W. 1998. Vegetation of the south-western arid Kalahari: An overview. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa, 53(2): 113-140
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1998 Journal Article
Burke, A. 2014. A little goes a long way - the unique southern Namib flora. Roan News, October 2014: 12-14
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2014 Report2.41 mb pdf
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Mainah, J. 2001. The distribution and association of Grewia flava with other species in the Kalahari environment. Botswana Notes and Records, 33: 115-127
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2001 Journal Article
Scholz, H. 1972. The soils of the central Namib desert with special consideration of the soils in the vicinity of Gobabeb. Madoqua, 2(1): 33-51
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1972 Journal Article4.36 mb pdf
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Seely, M.K. 1978. Standing crop as an index of precipitation in the Central Namib grassland. Madoqua, 11(1): 61-68
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1978 Journal Article557 kb pdf
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Scott, L., Gil-Romera, G., Marais, E. and Brook, G.A. 2016. Evidence of vegetation change in Late Quaternary deposits of the Namib Desert and boundary region. Quaternary International, 404(B): 186
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2016 Journal Article
Shilomboleni, A. 1999. The !nara and factors that lead to its decline in productivity
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1999DRFN DLIBReport7.03 mb pdf
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Mamili, P. 2005. Plant moisture stress and the water content of tree leaves at different times during the day in the Kuiseb River flood plain. Diploma. Polytechnic of Namibia, Windhoek
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2005DRFN DLIBReport7.15 mb pdf
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Kaaronda, D.U. 2005. The spatial distribution of tree species across the Kuiseb river channel in relation to watercourse
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2005DRFN DLIBReport896 kb pdf
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The Kuiseb environment project: an update of the hydrological, geohydrological and plant ecological aspects. Hydrology Division, Department of Water Affairs, Windhoek
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1987DRFN DLIBReport24.28 mb pdf
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Revermann, R. 2016. Analysis of vegetation and plant diversity patterns in the Okavango Basin at different spatial scales: Integration of field based methods, remote sensing information and ecological modelling. PhD Thesis, Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences, Department of Biology of the University of Hamburg
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2016 Thesis18.19 mb pdf
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Cunningham, A.B. 1997. Landscape domestication and cultural change: human ecology of the Cuvelai-Etosha region. Madoqua, 20(1): 37-48
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1997 Journal Article1.41 mb pdf
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Bornman, C.H., Botha, C.E.J. and Nash, L.J. 1973. Welwitschia mirabilis: observations on movement of water and assimilates under föhn and fog conditions. Madoqua, 2(2): 25-31
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1973 Journal Article950 kb pdf
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Curtis, B.A. 2017. The status of Faidherbia albida trees in the Hoanib River, Namibia. Namibian Journal of Environment, 1(A): 77-91
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2017 Journal Article11.36 mb pdf
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Kasaona, M. 2004. Tree distribution, vegetative and regenerative growth of seedlings at two selected sites in the Kuiseb River. Journal of the Namibia Scientific Society, 1: 18-25
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van Damme, P. 1991. Plant ecology in the Namib Desert. Afrika Focus, 7(4): 355-400
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1991 Report2.95 mb pdf
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Sullivan, S. 2000. Getting the science right, or introducing science in the first place? Local 'facts', global discourse - 'desertification' in north-western Namibia. In: Scott, P. and Sullivan, S. (eds). Political Ecology: Science, myth and power, pages 15-44
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2000 Book, Book Section, Booklet1.58 mb pdf
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de Blécourt, M., Gröngröft, A., Baumann, S. and Eschenbach, A. 2019. Losses in soil organic carbon stocks and soil fertility due to deforestation for low-input agriculture in semi-arid southern Africa. Journal of Arid Environments, 165: 88-96
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