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Ecological aspects of dunes in the central Namib Desert

Mary Seely

Ecological aspects of dunes in the central Namib Desert

field guide

by Mary Seely

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Published by s.n. in [Namibia .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Namib Desert (Namibia),
  • Namibia,
  • Namib Desert.
    • Subjects:
    • Desert ecology -- Namibia -- Namib Desert.,
    • Sand dunes -- Namibia -- Namib Desert.,
    • Geomorphology -- Namibia -- Namib Desert.,
    • Namib Desert (Namibia)

    • Edition Notes

      StatementM.K. Seely, J.D. Ward ; illustrated by Christine Marais.
      ContributionsWard, J. D., Marais, Christine.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQH195.N29 S43 1990
      The Physical Object
      Pagination92 leaves :
      Number of Pages92
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2024707M
      ISBN 100869762036
      LC Control Number90981226

      A Namibian endemic: the Hartmann’s zebra Hartmann’s zebra (Equus zebra hartmannae) is a near endemic to Namibia with a secure and stable population of approximately 24[ ].   For example, in the harsh Atlantic fog-desert of the Namib, Welwitschia mirabilis, is found. It is debatable though, if this species is bona fide CAM (Kluge and Ting, ). In the severe desert of the Negev in Palestine, the only CAM species present is Caralluma negevensis, thanks to the protection of the shade of rocks and dew on cold Cited by:


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Ecological aspects of dunes in the central Namib Desert by Mary Seely Download PDF EPUB FB2

Ecological aspects of dunes in the central Namib Desert: Field guide: ISBN () s.n, The Namib: Natural history of an ancient desert. The Namib Desert spans across three countries starting in South Africa, majoring in Namibia and ending in Angola, ranging from 50 to km from the Atlantic coast inland, covering an approximate.

Ecological aspects of dunes in the central Namib desert. Keywords: dwarf shrub savannah, woodlands, namib an age for the Namib, Windhoek to the top of the Gamsberg Pass, The Kuiseb River. Dunes excursion - fieldguide Ecological aspects of dunes in the central Namib desert.

The classification of desert dunes can be problematic. It is a matter for debate with no single classification scheme successfully capturing the inherent complexities apparent in dune form or. Deserts as Ecosystems and Why They Need Protecting The Namib Desert contains several national parks and reserves which home several species of zebra, jackals, and hyena.

These warm-blooded mammals are in a precarious position due to the heat and dryness of. Dunes are large masses of wind-blown sand, and are most common in deserted environments, such as the Sahara, and also near area with dunes is called a dune system.

In physical geography, a dune is a hill of loose sand built by aeolian processes (wind) or the flow of water. Dunes occur in different shapes and sizes, formed by interaction with the flow of air or water. Michael Garstang, in Elephant Sense and Sensibility, Abstract.

The book opens with an account of how Namibian elephants, impacted and disrupted by civil wars, were able to return to desert habitats, finding favored watering places deep in the trackless sands of the Namib feats of navigation, as well as detection and recognition of unnatural dangers such as land mines, speak.

A desert is a barren area of landscape where little precipitation occurs and, consequently, living conditions are hostile for plant and animal life. The lack of vegetation exposes the unprotected surface of the ground to the processes of one-third of the land surface of the world is arid or includes much of the polar regions where little precipitation occurs and.

The Namib Desert is a long and narrow coastal desert, stretching from southern Angola to just north of Cape Town, South Africa, and centered on the Namib Desert sand sea, in the dunes of which Fig. 1 was photographed. The sand sea is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Seely ).

Those measurements in the 60s and 70s showed that there was a non Author: Duncan Mitchell, Duncan Mitchell, Joh R. Henschel, Robyn S. Hetem, Theo D. Wassenaar, W. Maartin Str. A desert is a barren area of landscape where little precipitation occurs and consequently living conditions are hostile for plant and animal life.

The lack of vegetation exposes the unprotected surface of the ground to the processes of one third of the land surface of the world is arid or semi-arid.

This includes much of the polar regions where little precipitation occurs and. Desert or semi-desert conditions can be caused by: Lack of liquid water usable for plants (arid areas without precipitation) areas without precipitation (orographical, e.g., Gobi, Tibet, or cool, dry deserts, e.g., Namib, Atacama) areas with much larger evapotranspiration than precipitation due to the heat (southern and central part of Sahara)Author: Levente Hufnagel, Ecological aspects of dunes in the central Namib Desert book Mics, Melinda Pálinkás, RékaHomoródi.

This Botswana Delta & Namibia Desert Safari combines the watery wonderland of the pristine Okavango Delta in Botswana with Etosha wildlife and Namib Desert highlights in Namibia. Starting and ending in Windhoek, Namibia, this budget camping safari offers a great mix of the lesser-known and famous wilderness areas of Botswana and Namibia.

Introduction. The Namib Desert is one of the oldest and driest deserts in the world (Hartley et al., ; Ward et al., ) and has remarkable reptile and amphibian diversity, with a high percentage of endemism (Griffin,).It extends as a narrow arid belt of variable width along the length of the Namibian coastline, and into southern Angola as far as Namibe (previously Mossamedes).Cited by: Get this from a library.

Sustainable Land Use in Deserts. [Siegmar-W Breckle; Maik Veste; Walter Wucherer] -- Changing desert areas for land use implies a lot of ecological problems. These and related ones are dealt with in this book covering various interdisciplinary. Other than the vast expanses of open land, the two regions have a great number of other assets.

Obvious ones are such attractions as the Namib Desert and its dunes, the Brandberg, Spitzkoppe and rock art, especially at Twyfelfontein, the Petrified Forest, the lagoon at Walvis Bay, and abundant wildlife, including the famous desert elephants and fur seals.

Book of Abstracts The 5th International Conference on Drylands, Deserts and Desertification Healthy Lands - Healthy People NovemberBlaustein Institutes for Desert Research Sede Boqer Campus of Ben-Gurion University, Israel Website: E-mail: [email protected] Editors Samara Bel Nina Gordon-Kirsch.

Although Kalahari Desert does not seem like a Sahara, but like a basin, and has an entrance locations as much as a wildlife safari, this huge arid and semiarid Sahara stretchessquare miles in south Africa to cover the north of South Africa, most of Botswana and the east of Namibia.

Kalahari Desert, large basinlike plain of the interior plateau of Southern Africa. It occupies almost all of Botswana, the eastern third of Namibia, and the northernmost part of Northern Cape province in South Africa.

In the southwest it merges with the Namib, the coastal desert of Namibia. The Kalahari’s longest north–south extent is. Abstract. The extensive desert and semi-desert areas in the southwestern part of southern Africa, south and west of the Zambezian Domain, house a rich and distinct flora and are classified as the Karoo—Namib by: Namib Naukluft Park & Sossusvlei.

The Namib Desert is the oldest in the world and the wildlife to be found here is extremely interesting and often totally unique, having adapted itself to the harsh environment. However, the most remarkable sight is at Sossusvlei, where the world’s highest sand dunes tower more than metres.

The Namib, a place of endless horizons, clear blue skies and rugged mountains is an unforgettable holiday destination.

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge is a secluded and serene oasis overlooking the magnificent sienna coloured dunes and stony outcrops in the heart of Namibia’s ancient Namib Desert. Luxurious, welcoming and private, Sossusvlei Desert.

The coastal plain of the northern Sinai Peninsula is a structural depression that borders several anticline mountains in the south. This coastal plain is covered by a dunefield in a wide area of 20–l80 km from north to south, and for km from the Nile Delta in the west into the northern Negev Desert, where it terminates south of Beer Sheva (Fig.

).Cited by: The Namib is a coastal desert in southern Africa. The name Namib is of Khoekhoegowab origin and means "vast place". According to the broadest definition, the Namib stretches for more than 2, kilometres (1, mi) along the Atlantic coasts of Angola, Namibia, and South Africa, extending southward from the Carunjamba River in Angola, through.

A desert is a barren area of land where little precipitation occurs and consequently living conditions are hostile for plant and animal life. The lack of vegetation exposes the unprotected surface of the ground to the processes of one third of the land surface of the world is arid or semi-arid.

This includes much of the polar regions where little precipitation occurs and which. Changing desert areas for land use implies a lot of ecological problems. These and related ones are dealt with in this book covering various interdisciplinary and international aspects.

Large areas in arid and semi-arid regions are already polluted in various ways. One of the biggest problems is. Southern Africa, southernmost region of the African continent, comprising the countries of Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

The island nation of Madagascar is excluded because of its distinct language and cultural heritage. Deserts are often defined as areas that receive less than 10 inches of average annual rainfall.

Distinct desert areas are determined on the basis of the species of plants growing in a particular desert region. The Chihuahuan Desert is the largest desert in North America covering more thansquare miles. Hardap Dam. The Hardap Dam is the biggest of its kind in Namibia with a water surface area of about 25 sqkms and an metre long dam wall.

It dams up the waters of the Fish River, the only river in the country's interior that flows just about all year round, although carrying very low quantities of. Additionally, most arid areas in the world are dramatically overgrazed. Methods and practices of a sustainable land use in deserts are urgently needed in many arid regions.

This book gives a broad survey on some of the affected regions of the world as well as some case studies from elsewhere (Aral Sea, Negev desert, Namib desert etc.). Books received by the ogical Processes, Vol. 18, Issue. 15, p. The most distinctive of these, the Namib Desert, is a long narrow strip of moist coastal desert between 50– kilometres in width and 1 kilometres in length, bordered by the Kunene River in.

The geographical classification of deserts also include: a) Continental deserts- eg. Gobi desert b) Rain-shadow deserts- due to tall mountain ranges- eg. Judean desert in Israel c) Coastal deserts- Eg. Atacama Desert in S. America, Namib Desert of Africa.

43 d) Trade wind deserts- Eg. The Welwitschia mirabilis plants of the Namib Desert can survive for two thousand years. The Spitzkoppe ("Matterhorn of Namibia") is nearly million years old.

It is a group of bald granite peaks or bornhardts located between Usakos and Swakopmund in the Namib desert of Namibia. Central Tuli Block Khwai Private Reserve Savuti – Chobe National Park Okavango Delta Khwai Community Area Moremi Game Reserve.

Kenya Kenya Regions Meru National Park Laikipia Diani Beach Mount Kenya Samburu National Reserve Lake Naivasha Amboseli National Park Nairobi Masai Mara. The book presents twenty one richly-illustrated case studies of the most significant landscapes of Namibia, ranging from the iconic Etosha Pan at the heart of the biggest wildlife conservation area in the north, to the famous dunes and ephemeral river at Sossus Vlei in.

Hesemans pioneered the maneuver over the red hot dunes of the Namib Desert and brought "skimming" to Zambia's savannah country in Hesemans brings his balloons to Busanga during the dry season between June and October, when animals are drawn to waterholes and.

The Kalahari Desert boasts gentle dunes; the Gobi Desert is, some say, more pebbly, with shrubs and thorn bushes; the Namib Desert is very dry but features coastal fog; and the deserts that cover.

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While the legendary sand dunes and crooked-tree landscapes of Namibia’s desert national parks have been attracting the safari circuit set for years, now’s the time to. Full text of "Wasps and bees in Southern Africa" See other formats.Description: Founded inJournal of Animal Ecology publishes original research papers on all aspects of animal ecology; specifically those that make substantial contributions to our understanding of animal ecology as well as offering insights into issues of general interest to ecologists.

This includes reviews that shed light on subjects central to animal ecology, including theoretical.Sand dunes in Death Valley National Monument, California. Deserts cover about one fifth of the Earth's surface and occur where rainfall is less than 50 cm/year.

Although most deserts, such as the Sahara of North Africa and the deserts of the southwestern U.S., Mexico, and Australia, occur at low latitudes, another kind of desert, cold deserts.