Institutskolloquium PG: Current research in the Angolan Miombo woodlands, Southwest Africa. – Mi. 24.01.2024

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Miombo woodland in Moxico province, east Angola (Credit photo: Kostadin Luchansky)
Physisch-geographisches Kolloquium (PG):
Current research in the Angolan Miombo woodlands, Southwest Africa.

Dr. Francisco Maiato Pedro Gonçalves (Universidade Mandume Ya Ndemufayo, Lubango, Angola)

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Achim Bräuning

“Miombo” is a colloquial term used to describe those central, southern and eastern African woodlands dominated by the tree genera Brachystegia, Julbernardia and/or Isoberlinia. These woodlands cover about 10% of Africa’s area. In Angola, they constitute the major habitat type, covering about 62.8% of the country, providing several goods and services to the population in rural and even urban areas. Despite their importance in providing goods and services, the Miombo woodlands face several threats, where slash-and-burn agriculture is one the major threats. We found out that the woodlands may recover after abandonment, taking several years to reach the mature status. Thus, it is important to understand the dynamic of these woodlands, looking also at the phenology pattern and the role of faunal activity. The presentation will introduce some research initiatives in the dry woodlands of Bicuar National Park, SW Angola.

Wann: Mittwoch, 24.01.2024 von 12:30 bis 14:00 Uhr
Wo: Präsenz, Seminarraum Tennenlohe, Wetterkreuz 15, 91058 Erlangen.


Vortragsübersicht für das Institutskolloquium im Wintersemester 2023/24.

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Organisation: Maximilian Brönner (KG) ( & Dr. Sebastian Feick (PG) (