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WWF. Deserts and xeric shrublands. Africa: Namibia. Prepared by: Amy Spriggs


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Deserts and xeric shrublands. Africa: Namibia.

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This extremely arid ecoregion comprises shifting sand dunes, gravel plains and rugged mountains. The world's oldest desert, the Namib Desert has existed for at least 55 million years, completely devoid of surface water but bisected by several dry riverbeds. These riverbeds are vegetated and are home to a few ungulates, such as Hartmann's zebras. The south of the desert is extremely dry and even lacks dry riverbeds; gemsbok is the only large mammal to occur in this harsh environment. Thick fogs are frequent along the coast and are the life-blood of the desert, providing enough moisture for a number of interesting, highly-adapted animal species to survive. The Namib Desert is well protected in a series of National Parks, Recreation Areas and Protected Diamond Areas. The diamond areas require more formal protection when the lease on these areas expires in 2020.

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Seely, M.K., Henschel, J. and Robertson, M. 1998. The ecology of fog in namib Desert Dunes. Conference on Fog and Fog Collection, Vancouver, Canada, 19-24 July 1998
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1998DRFN DLIBPresentation266 kb pdf
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Cloudsley-Thompson, J.L. 1990. Dunes of the Namib. Environmental Conservation, 17(1): 70-72
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Livingstone, I. 2013. Aeolian geomorphology of the Namib Sand Sea. Journal of Arid Environments, 93: 30–39
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Ebner, M., Miranda, T. and Roth-Nebelsick, A. 2011. Efficient fog harvesting by Stipagrostis sabulicola (Namib dune bushman grass). Journal of Arid Environments, 75(6): 524-531
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Perrin, M.R., Dempster, E.R., Downs, C.T. and Boyer, D.C. 1999. Gerbillurus tytonis. Mammalian Species, 607: 1-4
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Nicolson, S.W. 1990. Water relations of the Namib Tenebrionid beetles. In Seely, M.K.,(ed), Namib Ecology: 25 years of Namib Research, pg 172-178. Transvaal Museum Monograph No. 7, Transvaal Museum, Pretoria
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Olivier, J. 1992. Some spatial and temporal aspects of fog in the Namib. SA Geographer, 19(1/2): 108-126
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Seely, M.K., Mitchell, D. and Goelst, K. 1990. Boundary layer Microclimate and Angolosaurus skoogi (Sauria: Cordylidae) activity on a northern Namib dune. In Seely, M.K. (ed). Namib ecology: 25 years of Namib research, pp. 156-162. Transvaal Museum Monograph No.7, Transvaal Museum, Pretoria
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Robinson, D. 1990. Comments on the Reproductive Biology of the Namib Desert Dune Lizard, Aporosaura anchietae, During Two Years of Very Different Rainfall. In Seely, M.K. (ed). Namib ecology: 25 years of Namib research, pp. 163-168. Transvaal Museum Monograph No.7, Transvaal Museum, Pretoria
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Louw, G. N. 1990. Physiological studies on the Namib fauna: a brief critique. In Seely, M.K. (ed). Namib ecology: 25 years of Namib research, pp. 203-207. Transvaal Museum Monograph No.7, Transvaal Museum, Pretoria
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Birkhofer, K., Henschel, J. and Lubin, Y. 2012. Effects of extreme climatic events on small-scale spatial patterns: a 20-year study of the distribution of a desert spider. Oecologia, 170(3): 651-657
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Joubert, E.C., Harms, T.M., Muller, A., Hipondoka, M. and Henschel, J.R. 2012. A CFD study of wind patterns over a desert dune and the effect on seed dispersion. Environmental Fluid Mechanics, 12(1): 23-44
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Ministry of Environment and Tourism. Sossusvlei
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Nauyoma, L. 2014. Cracking the habitat code of the critically endangered Juttadinteria albata. Gobabeb Times, 9(2): 11
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Smith, R.M.H. and Mason, T.R. 1998. Sedimentary environments and trace fossils of tertiary Oasis deposits in the Central Namib Desert, Namibia. Palaios, 13(6): 547-559
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Seely, M.K., De Vos M.P. and Louw, G.N. 1977. Fog imbibition, satellite fauna and unusual leaf structure in a Namib Desert Dune plant Trianthema hereroensis. South African Journal of Science, 73: 169-172
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Jürgens, N., Oldeland, J., Hachfeld, B., Erb, E. and Schultz, C. 2013. Ecology and spatial patterns of large-scale vegetation units within the central Namib Desert. Journal of Arid Environments, 93: 59–79
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Chrity, S. 2006. The Namib: Detritus and Fog Dependence
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van Damme, P. 1991. Plant Ecology of the Namib Desert. Afrika Focus, 7(4): 355-400
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Robinson, R.E. 1976. Phytosociology of the Namib Desert Park, South West Africa. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science, Department of Botany, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg
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Lamb, T. and Bond, J.E. 2013. A multilocus perspective on phylogenetic relationships in the Namib darkling beetle genus Onymacris (Tenebrionidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 66(3): 757–765
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Senut, B., Pickford, M. and Segalen, L. 2009. Neogene desertification of Africa. Comptes Rendus Geoscience, 341(8–9): 591–602
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Brook, G.A., Srivastava, P. and Marais, E. 2006. Characteristics and OSL minimum ages of relict fluvial deposits near Sossus Vlei, Tsauchab River, Namibia, and a regional climate record for the last 30 ka. Journal of Quaternary Science, 21(4): 347–362
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Burke, A. 2003. How special are Etendeka mesas? Flora and elevation gradients in an arid landscape in north-west Namibia. Journal of Arid Environments, 55(4): 747-764
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Lancaster, N. 1982. Dunes on the skeleton coast, Namibia (South West Africa): Geomorphology and grain size relationships. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 7: 575–587
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Abrams, M.M., Jacobson, P.J., Jacobson, K.M. and Seely, M.K. 1997. Survey of soil chemical properties across a landscape in the Namib Desert. Journal of Arid Environments, 35(1): 29-38
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Olivier, J. 1995. Spatial distribution of fog in the Namib. Journal of Arid Environments, 29(2): 129-138
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Hamilton III, W. J. and Penrith, M.L. 1977. Description of an individual possible hybrid tenebrionid beetle and the habitat preference of the parental species. The Canadian Entomologist, 109: 701-710
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Nørgaard, T., Ebner, M., and Dacke, M. 2012. Animal or Plant: Which Is the Better Fog Water Collector? PLoS ONE, 7(4): e34603
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Bartholomew, G.A., Lighton, J.R.B. and Louw, G.N. 1985. Energetics of locomotion and patterns of respiration in tenebrionid beetles from the Namib Desert. Journal of Comparative Physiology B, 155(2): 155-162
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Hamilton, W.J. and Seely, M.K. 1976. Fog basking by the Namib Desert beetle, Onymacris unguicularis. Nature, 262(5566): 284-285
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Jacobson, P.J. and Jacobson, K.M. 2013. Hydrologic controls of physical and ecological processes in Namib Desert ephemeral rivers: Implications for conservation and Management. Journal of Arid Environments, 93: 80–93
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Hermann, H.-W. and Branch, W.R. 2013. Fifty years of herpetological research in the Namib Desert and Namibia with an updated and annotated species checklist. Journal of Arid Environments, 93: 94–115
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Bauer, A.M. and Russell, A.P. 1991. Pedal specialisations in dune-dwelling geckos. Journal of Arid Environments, 20: 43-62
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Bierman, P.R. and Caffee, M. 2001. Slow Rates of Rock Surface Erosion and Sediment Production across the Namib Desert and Escarpment, Southern Africa. American Journal of Science, 301: 326–358
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Sjöskog, M. 2008. Plants around Gobabeb
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Lancaster, N., Schaber, G.G. and Teller, J.T. 2000. Orbital Radar Studies of Paleodrainages in the Central Namib Desert. Remote Sensing of Environment, 71(2): 216–225
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Thomas, D.S.G. and Burrough, S.L. 2013. Luminescence-based dune chronologies in southern Africa: Analysis and interpretation of dune database records across the subcontinent. Quaternary International, Available online 9 October 2013 - In Press, Corrected Proof
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Lancaster, N. 2013. Dune Fields / Low Latitudes in: Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science (Second Edition), 623–636
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Stone, A. 2012. Dune generations in the east of the northern Namib Sand Sea. Quaternary International, 279–280: 471
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Perrin, M.R., Boyer, H. and Boyer, D.C. 1992. Diets of the Hairy-Footed Gerbils Gerbillurus paeba abd G. tytonis from the dunes of the Namib Desert. Israel Journal of Zoology, 38(3-4): 373-383
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Project proposal: A study of the population densities, movement patterns and land uses of oryx, springbok and mountain zebra in and around the Greater Sossusvlei-Namib Landscape (May 2013)
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Robinson, M.D. 1990. Summer field energetics of the Namib desert dune lizard Aporosaura anchietae (Lacertidae), and its relation to reproduction. Journal of Arid Environments, 18(2): 207-215
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Livingstone, I. 1987. Photographic evidence of seasonal change in a secondary form on a 'complex' linear dune. Madoqua, 15(3): 237-241
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