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The ecology of the Namib Desert

SГёren Mark Jensen

The ecology of the Namib Desert

by SГёren Mark Jensen

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Published by Longman Namibia in Windhoek .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Namibia,
  • Namib Desert.
    • Subjects:
    • Desert ecology -- Namibia -- Namib Desert.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementSøren Mark Jensen, Jørgen Balslev Hansen.
      ContributionsHansen, Jørgen Balslev.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQH195.N29 J45 1996
      The Physical Object
      Pagination32 p. :
      Number of Pages32
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL341045M
      ISBN 109991610634
      LC Control Number97980555
      OCLC/WorldCa37030608

      Explore Exclusive Areas of the Namib Desert Posted on in News There is something other-worldly about the Namib Desert ; this wonderful and quite stunning expanse of sand is said to be the oldest desert on earth, and to visit it is to experience something not available anywhere else on . His first photo book, The Art of the Wadden Sea, published by teNeues in , was a resounding success: exhibits in Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Kampen (Sylt) and Salzburg marked its debut, with extensive press coverage as well. With the Wadden Sea and the Namib Desert, Jürgen Wettke has found motifs that are constantly changing due to the forces of.

      The nurturing Namib Desert. by Bernd Grahl | | African Stories, History Books, Namib Desert Lodge, Namib Desert Lodge, Namibia Story, Stories & History, Uncategorized. The title may seem slightly odd. The harsh, hot, dry desert and we want to call it nurturing? It may seem crazy, but we have not lost our minds. 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.

      Namib Desert Beetle. Color the Namib Desert Beetle crawling along the Prickly Pear Cactus plant. Take your time adding color to the detailed picture and don't forget to read the scientific names of both of these species. This is a great way to introduce your young nature-lover to new plants and animals without leaving the house! The Ecology and Conservation Series covers topics from the Greenhouse effect, endangered species to Biodiversity. Students travel across the Globe, examining various species in danger and what is being done to protect them. The desert is often seen as lifeless. Although it is a very harsh and dry environment, it is actually home to a very large, varied and delicate : TMW Media Group.


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The ecology of the Namib Desert by SГёren Mark Jensen Download PDF EPUB FB2

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: 32 pages: illustrations (some color), maps ; 21 cm: Responsibility: Søren Mark Jensen, Jørgen. Introduction.

In this book chapter, we focus on the research performed to date on the microbiology and microbial ecology of the Namib Desert, one of the oldest hyperarid deserts on Earth (Seely and Pallett, ).Microbial communities consist of complex assemblages of interacting microorganisms, ranging from viruses to small eukaryotes (such as nematodes and springtails) (André et al Author: J.-B.

Ramond, J. Baxter, G. Maggs-Kölling, L. Martínez-Alvarez, D.A. Read, C. León-Sobrino, A.J. van. Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Namib ecology.

Pretoria: Transvaal Museum, © (OCoLC) Document Type. Desert ecology is the study of interactions between both biotic and abiotic components of desert environments. A desert ecosystem is defined by interactions between organism, the climate in which they live, and any other non-living influences on the s are arid regions which are generally associated with warm temperatures, however cold deserts also exist.

This small book, 6" X 9" and pages, is organized into nine chapters. An opening chapter describes the general features of deserts, two chapters treat plants (adaptations to arid conditions, life histories), three cover animals (thermoregulation, osmoregulation, life histories), one discusses desert ecosystems (food webs, productivity), one describes desert mountains (the "sky islands" of Cited by: The Namib (/ ˈ n æ m iː b /; Portuguese: Namibe) is a coastal desert in southern 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 Namibia Area: 81, km² (31, sq mi).

This book, originally published inconsiders the ecological strategies adopted by desert succulents to overcome these problems. Much fresh data on the physiological ecology of succulent plants of southern Africa is presented - the results of more than ten years' work by 5/5(1).

Namib, a cool coastal desert extending for 1, miles (1, km) along the Atlantic coast of Africa from Namibe in Angola southward across Namibia to the Olifants River in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Its name is derived from the Nama language, implying ‘an area where there is nothing.’.

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. Namibia is famous for its Namib desert and National Parks, which possess among the most striking African ecosystems on the continent.

Charismatic African megafauna can be observed as well as large numbers of birds, reptiles and some amphibians. Botanically, Namibia offers an enormous variety of succulent plants typical for African arid lands.

In this book chapter, we focus on the research performed to date on the microbiology and microbial ecology of the Namib Desert, one of the oldest hyperarid deserts on Earth.

The Namib desert is covered with regular patterns of bare circles whose origin is fiercely debated by researchers – but it now seems both leading explanations may be. Desert, any large, extremely dry area of land with sparse vegetation.

It is one of Earth’s major types of ecosystems, supporting a community of distinctive plants and animals specially adapted to the harsh environment. Learn more about the origin and climate of deserts in this article. Namib means ‘open space’, and the Namib Desert offered its name to help create ‘Namibia’, which means ‘land of open spaces’.

The reserve was founded in after the German Colonial Administration declared the region between the Swakop River and the Kuiseb River a game park.

About this book. Lichens play a significant role in the ecosystem of the Namib Desert since they can absorb moisture from the frequent fogs to become physiologically active, a strategy which is. African Ecology & Conservation. Earn 4 credits from NC State University, USA on this unique field based program in Namibia (sw Africa), Africa studying and gaining valuable knowledge about African wildlife, savanna- and desert ecology, conservation, park management, and human-wildlife conflicts.

Namib-Naukluft National Park is an ecological preserve - the largest game reserve in Africa - in the vast Namib Desert, a part of which may be seen in this high-resolution satellite image. Due to the orange color of the sand, which develops over time as the iron in the sand is oxidized, the Namib Desert is considered the oldest desert in the world.

ENTOMOLOGISTS from the North Arizona University have embarked on an N$11 million study of the darkling beetle to advance scientific understanding of these insects found in the Namib Desert of.

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A lone tree stands highlighted against a sand dune in Africa's Namib Desert. Because the desert is so dry, many well preserved human artifacts and ancient fossils can be found there. by p | | Ecology & Nature.

My first encounter with an African jacana was in the Namib Desert – a rare, unthinkable place for these waders to occur, since they usually inhabit freshwater wetlands.

Baby Jac, as I named the juvenile, must have been. The Namib desert covers the entire coast of Namibia; it is more than km long and up to km wide and extends north into Angola and south to South Africa.

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