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Pröpper, M., Gröngröft, A. and Falk, T., et al. 2010. Causes and perspectives of land-cover change through expanding cultivation in Kavango. Hoffman, M.T, Schmiedel, U, and Jürgens, N. [Eds.]. Biodiversity in southern Africa. Volume 3: Implications for landuse and management, pp 1–31, Klaus Hess Publishers, Göttingen & Windhoek


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Causes and perspectives of land-cover change through expanding cultivation in Kavango.

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With this interdisciplinary case-study we deliver an integrated analysis concerning the problem of expansive cultivation impacting on biodiversity in the dry Woodland Savanna of the Kavango Region of Namibia. We quantify and visualise the impact of cultivation on dry-forest species associations, deliver a description of existing vegetation and soil properties and their suitability for cultivation and possibilities for improvement. Keywords: Kavango, Biodiversity, Woodland savanna, Landuse, Communal land, Cultivation, Land cover, BIOTA Africa, Woodland savanna, Land degradation, Socio-economy, Spatial analysis, Namibia.

Year: 2010

Type: Book, Book Section, Booklet

Origin: CSIR

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