Community conservation and restoration of degraded land in semi-arid Namibia in the context of climate change

Emilia Inman

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

Land degradation and climate change are escalating challenges that affect human societies on a staggering scale. This project
combines social, economic, and ecological aspects to explore the feasibility and potential of ecological restoration as an
Ecosystem-based Adaptation approach to climate change and land degradation. The project shows that restoration is possible
in the studied system, and restoration may have the potential to increase the adaptive capacity of the people vulnerable to
climate change. A framework for using restoration as an Ecosystem-based Adaptation strategy is proposed; one that will
incorporate trait-based approaches, soil health assessment, community perception and restoration cost.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Award date10 Apr 2020
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2020

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