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Vegetation, Fauna and Humans

  • Andrew GoudieEmail author
  • Heather Viles
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Part of the World Geomorphological Landscapes book series (WGLC)

Abstract

In response to the variety of climatic conditions that exist, Namibia has a range of vegetation types, with savanna in the north east and deserts in the west and these play an important role in determining the nature and power of geomorphological processes. Wild and domestic animals may also have an important biogeomorphological role. Recently, the human impact has become significant and examples of deliberate and accidental geomorphological consequences of human activities are presented.

Keywords

Dust Storm Ephemeral Plant Diamond Mine Bush Encroachment Linear Dune 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Geography and the EnvironmentUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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