Drylands Namibia

L. Harkort

Drylands cover a significant portion of the Earth's land surface and support diverse ecological systems. They are facing increasing socio-ecological challenges, which are particularly evident in Namibia's arid and semi-arid rangelands. These challenges are caused by land-use change, woody encroachment, and land degradation, underpinned by complex interactions of increased climatic variability and human activities. This research uses advanced remote sensing techniques to map woody, herbaceous, and bare ground in the drylands of Namibia. The project aims to contribute to a better understanding of the ecological interactions within dryland environments, informing conservation and land management strategies aimed at preserving the delicate balance of these ecosystem.

PhD project

Lasse Harkort (PhD student)
Patrick Hostert (Supervisor)