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Title:Historical change and its problem on the relationship between natural environments and human activities in Southern Africa
Editor:Mizuno, KazuharuISNI
Year:2010
Periodical:African Study Monographs: Supplementary Issue (ISSN 0286-9667)
Issue:40
Pages:194
Language:English
Geographic terms:Namibia
Lesotho
Subjects:environment
climate
flora
Himba
Ovambo
San
land use
livelihoods
Link:http://hdl.handle.net/2433/96287
Abstract:This volume presents the results of a research project on the effects of environmental change in Namibia conducted between 2005 and 2008. The study examined the relationship between nature (topography, climate, vegetation) and the population, and explored how environmental changes affect the livelihoods of local communities. Contributions: Environmental change and vegetation succession along an ephemeral river: the Kuiseb in the Namib Desert (Kazuharu Mizuno); Recent grain-size coarsening of floodplain deposits and forest decline along the Kuiseb River, Namib Desert, Namibia (Kotaro Yamagata); Soil clay minerals in Namibia and their significance for the terrestrial and marine past global change research (Klaus Heine, Jörg Völkel); Late Pleistocene sedimentary environment of the 'Homeb silts' deposits, along the Middle Kuiseb River in the Namib Desert, Namibia (Shinji Miyamoto); Seasonal trends of rainfall and surface temperature over southern Africa (Wataru Morishima, Ikumi Akasaka); Vegetation structure of the biomes in southwestern Africa and their precipitation patterns (Susumu Okitsu); Monitoring tenebrionid beetle biodiversity in Namibia (Joh R. Henschel et al.); Influence of geomorphology on the physiognomy of 'Colophospermum mopane' and its effect on browsing in central Namibia (Koki Teshirogi); Interactions between termite mounds, trees, and the Zemba people in the Mopane savanna in northwestern Namibia (Chisato Yamashina); Changes in natural resource use among Owambo agro-pastoralists of north-central Namibia resulting from the enclosure of local frontiers (Yuichiro Fujioka); Changes in developmental trends of caregiver-child interactions among the San: evidence from the !Xun of northern Namibia (Akira Takada); The natural environment and the livelihoods of people living in a mountainous region of Lesotho (Miyo Nagakura). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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