In the context of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Prof Linstädter was asked by Deutschlandfunk about her expertise regarding desertification. Research can help develop strategies to prevent and combat desertification
The German audio file can be found here.
Ongoing projects of Prof Linstädters working group are investigating the influences of drought and grazing on rangeland degradation. For example, NamTip examines desertification tipping points and their social-ecological impacts.
Loss of perennial grasses is a serious problem in the semi-arid savannahs of Namibia.
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