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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
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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
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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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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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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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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
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
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Conway, S. 2013. Beyond Pine Cones: An Introduction to Gymnosperms. Arnoldia, 70(4): 1-13
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2013 Journal Article4.04 mb pdf
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Günster, A. 1992. Aerial seed banks of the central Namib: The distribution of serotinous plants in relation to climate and habitat. Journal of Biogeography, 19:563-572
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1992 Journal Article
Hanrahan, S.A. and Yeaton, R.I. 1987. Population estimates of Onymacris bicolor (Coleoptera Tenebrionidae) in the dunefields of the Skeleton Coast Park, South West Africa/Namibia. Madoqua, 15(2): 175-181
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1987 Journal Article1.09 mb pdf
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Koch, C. 1961. Some aspects of abundant life in the vegetationless sand of the Namib Desert dunes positive psammotropism in tenebrionid-beetles. Journal of the South West African Scientific Society, 15: 9-34
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1961 Journal Article1.98 mb pdf
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Ramond, J-B., Pienaar, A., Armstrong, A., Seely, M. and Cowan, D.A. 2014. Niche-Partitioning of Edaphic Microbial Communities in the Namib Desert Gravel Plain Fairy Circles. PLoS ONE, 9(10): e109539
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2014 Journal Article765 kb pdf
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Werner, W. 2003. Livelihoods among the Topnaar of the Lower Kuiseb, ELAK, Desert Research Foundation of Namibia
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2003 Report16.64 mb pdf
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Budack, R.F.K. 1977. The Topnaar of the lower kuiseb valley and the sea
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1977DRFN DLIBReport5.86 mb pdf
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Huemmer, S. 2009. Fascinating desert-survivor plant shows great potential as rich Namibian food-oil resource
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2009DRFN DLIBReport632 kb pdf
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Vinjevold, R.D., Bridgeford, P. and Yeaton, D. 1985. Invasive alien plants in the Namib-Naukluft Park. South African National Scientific Programmes Report, 119: 24-27
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1985DRFN DLIBReport143 kb jpg
Gabriel, M. 1993. The impact of stock along a defined stretch of the lower Kuiseb River, Central Namib Desert: a first attempt at quantification. Desert Ecological Research Unit (DERU). Gobabeb, Desert Research Foundation of Namibia (DRFN)
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1993DRFN DLIBReport11.02 mb pdf
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Jabs, C. 1991. Alien invasives in the Kuiseb river, Namib Desert, Namibia
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1991 Book, Book Section, Booklet45.15 mb pdf
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Burney, D.A., Brook, G.A. and Cowart, J.B. 1994. A Holocene pollen record for the Kalahari Desert of Botswana from a U-series dated speleothem. The Holocene, 4(3): 225-232
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1994 Journal Article
Scholz, H. 1963. Studien über die Bodenbildung zwischen Rehoboth und Walvis Bay. PhD Thesis, Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelm-Universität, Bonn
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1963DRFN DLIBThesis104.06 mb pdf
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Baines, T. 1972. The Welwitschia mirabilis (plant of Hykamkop), South West Africa. Excelsa, 2: 41-49
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1972DRFN DLIBJournal Article6.21 mb pdf
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Döderlein, L. 1908. Asterina lüderitziana, eine neue Art aus Sudwest-Afrika. Jahrbuecher Des Vereins Fuer Naturkunde Wiesbaden, 61: 296-298
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1908 Journal Article585 kb pdf
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Burke, A. 2017. New plant distribution records for southern Namibia. Bothalia, 47(1): a2251. https://doi.org/10.4102/abc.v47i1.2251
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2017 Journal Article4.99 mb pdf
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Rohde, R., Hoffman, T., Jack, A. and Sullivan, S. 2017. Climate change complexity: repeat landscape photographs of the Pro-Namib and Namib Desert
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2017 Report1.23 mb pdf
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Hinchliffe, G., Bollard-Breen, B., Cowan, D., Doshi, A., Gillman, L.N., Maggs-Kölling, G., De los Ríos, A. and Pointing, S.B. 2017. Advanced Photogrammetry to Assess Lichen Colonization in the Hyper-Arid Namib Desert. Frontiers in Microbiology, 8: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.02083
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2017 Journal Article3.65 mb pdf
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Krug, J. 2017. Tree water potentials supporting an explanation for the occurrence of Vachellia erioloba in the Namib Desert (Namibia). Forest Ecosystems, 4(20): 10.1186/s40663-017-0107-x
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2017 Journal Article1.26 mb pdf
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Ravi, S., Wang, L., Kaseke, K.F., Buynevich, I.V. and Marais, E. 2017. Ecohydrological interactions within "fairy circles" in the Namib Desert: Revisiting the self-organizationhypothesis. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 122, 405–414
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2017 Journal Article1.83 mb pdf
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Campbell, C., Fellowes, M.D.E. and Cook, J.M. 2015. Species diversity and dominance-richness relationships for ground and arboreal ant (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) assemblages in Namibian desert, saltpan, and savannah. Myrmecological News, 21: 37-47
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2015 Journal Article1.57 mb pdf
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