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Refereed Publications
1) Birkhofer, K., Henschel, J.R. and S. Scheu. 2006.Spatial-pattern analysis in a territorial spider: evidence for multi-scale effects. Ecography 29: 641-648.
2) Birkhofer, K., Scheu, S. and J.R. Henschel. 2006. Does territorial behaviour in the desert-living spider Leucorchestris arenicola Lawrence (Araneae: Sparassidae) affect its spatial distribution? Bulletin of the British arachnological Society 13: 341-346.
3) Bristow, C.S., Lancaster, N. and G.A.T. Duller. 2005. Combining ground penetrating radar surveys and optical dating to determine dune migration in Namibia. Journal of the Geological Society, London 162: 315-321.
4) Getzin, S. 2005. The suitability of the degradation gradient method in arid Namibia. African Journal of Ecology 43: 340-351.
5) Henschel, J.R. 2006.Sustaining life and livelihood along an ephemeral river. Geographische Rundschau International Edition 2: 28-33.
6) Henschel, J.R., Pallett, J., Berry, C., Griffin, M., Hachfeld, B., Makuti, O. and M.K. Seely. 2006.Checklists of the flora and vertebrates of Gobabeb. Journal of the Namibia Scientific Society 54: 31-58.
7) Lalley, J.S. and H.A. Viles. 2006. Do vehicle track disturbances affect the productivity of soil-growing lichens in a fog desert? Functional Ecology 20: 548-556.
8) Lalley, J.S., Viles, H.A., Henschel, J.R. and V. Lalley. 2006. Lichen-dominated soil crusts as arthropod habitat in warm deserts. Journal of Arid Environments 67: 579-593.
9) Lange, J. 2005. Dynamics of transmission losses in a large arid stream channel. Journal of Hydrology 306: 112-126.
10) Norgaard, T. 2005. Nocturnal navigation in Leucorchestris arenicola (Araneae, Sparassidae). The Journal of Arachnology 33: 533-540.
11) Norgaard, T. 2006. The night-time temporal window of locomotor activity in the Namib Desert long-distance wandering spider Leucorchestris arenicola. Journal of Comparative Physiology A. doi: 10.1007/s00359-005-0072-7: 69-82.
12) Norgaard, T., Henschel, J.R. and R. Wehner. 2006. Tracking the Namib Desert spider Leucorchestris arenicola – reading the story in the sand. Senckenbergiana Biologica 86(2): 211-218.
13) Seely, M., Henschel, J.R. and W.J. Hamilton III. 2005. Long-term data show behavioural fog collection adaptations determine Namib Desert beetle abundance. South African Journal of Science 101: 570-572.
14) Ulbrich, K. and J.R. Henschel. 2006. Modelling reproductive strategies in social spiders Stegodyphus dumicola Pocock (Araneae: Eresidae). Journal of the Namibia Scientific Society 54: 5-17.
15) VanderPost, C., Ringrose, S. and M. Seely. 2005. Preliminary land-use and land-cover mapping in the Upper Okavango Basin and implications for the Okavango Delta. Botswana Notes & Records 37: 236-252.
16) Verlinden, A. and R. Laamanen. 2006. Modeling woody vegetation resources using Landsat TM imagery in northern Namibia. Southern African Forestry Journal. Issue No. 207: 27-39.
17) Verlinden, A., Seely, M.K. and A. Hillyer. 2006. Settlement, trees and termites in central north Namibia: a case on indigenous resource management. Journal of Arid Environments 66: 307-335.

1) Morales, G., Cartwright, M., Rivers, J. and C. Nowill. 2005.Addressing misconceptions in Katutura: educating residents about the water distribution system. Bachelor of Science. Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Desert Research Foundation of Namibia. Windhoek: 1-123.
2) Moser, P.M. 2006. Regeneration and utilization of Faidherbia albida and Acacia erioloba along ephemeral rivers of Namibia. Ph. D. Dissertation. University of Bonn: 1-122.
3) Norgaard, T. 2006. Nocturnal long-distance navigation in the Namib Desert wandering spider Leucorchestris arenicola (Araneae, Sparassidae). Ph. D. Dissertation. Universität Zürich: 1-119.
4) Richarz, A. 2006. Cattle rearing and environmental change in northern Namibia. Diploma. Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität. Bonn: 1-122.
5) Schultz, C. 2006. Remote sensing the distribution and spatiotemporal changes of major lichen communities in the central Namib Desert. Ph. D. Dissertation. Universität Kaiserslautern: 1-205.


Other publications and reports
1) Enders, M. 2006.Gobabeb – Oase des Wissens. Praktische Forschung in Afrika. Verband Deutscher Biologen und biowissenschaftlicher Fachgesellschaften e.V. Vol. 5/6: 20-23.
2) Hein, T. 2006. A ‘FIRM’ approach against desertification. New Agriculturist online – Reporting agriculture for the 21st Century. Lond.
3) Henschel, I.A. 2006. Die wissenschaftliche Bibliothek in Gobabeb. Society for Scientific Development. Swakopmund 38: 9-10.
4) Kääb, G. 2006. Oase der Bildung – Forschungsstation in Namibia sucht Unterstützer. Verband Deutscher Biologen und biowissenschaftlicher Fachgesellschaften e.V.
5) Rössl, R. 2006. Faktoren, die das Eiablageverhalten und die Ovulation Wüsten bewohnender Tenebrioniden (Coleoptera: Insecta) beeinflussen. Mitteilungen der deutschen Gesellschaft für angewandte Entomologie 15: 421-423.
6) Seely, M. 2006. People in deserts: an overview. In: Global Desert Outlook. Ezcurra, E. (ed). United Nations Environment Programme. Nairobi: 27-47.
7) Seely, M.K. 2005. Kuiseb River. Environmental water requirements in non-perennial systems. Water Research Commission. WRC report 1414/1/05. Gezina: 206-225.
8) Whitaker, C. and P. Berjak. 2006. Field observations from a study of the infection of the cones and seeds of Welwitschia mirabilis by Aspergillus niger in the Namib-Naukluft Park. Preliminary report. University of KwaZulu-Natal. Durban: 2-26.

Magazine and Newspaper articles
1) Borsutzky, B. 2006. Forschungsstation Gobabeb – Wo die Wüste lebt. Allgemeine Zeitung. Windhoek: 6-7.
2) Chesnut, L. 2006. Can the UN kit help combat desertification in Namibia? The Namibian. Windhoek: 4.
3) Digby-Clarke, N. 2006. Gobabeb: meeting funding challenges. Namibia Economist. Windhoek: 4-5.
4) Gardiner, M., Siteketa, V. and J. Henschel. 2006. Water at Gobabeb: quite a story! Roan News. 40 years special anniversary edition. Windhoek:30-32.
5) Hartman, A. 2006. Experience the secret of the desert. Namib Times. Walvis Bay: 8.
6) Hartman, A. 2006. Kuiseb River influences “dune travel”. Namib Times. Walvis Bay: 19.
7) Hofmann, E. 2006. Umweltforschung von Gobabeb schafft die Grundlage für Beschlüsse. Allgemeine Zeitung. Windhoek: 7.
8) Seely, M. 2006. Whatever happened to Gobabeb? Roan News. 40 years special anniversary edition. Windhoek: 29.
9) Seely, M. 2006. A tradition of providing opportunities. Conservation. Windhoek: 5-7.
10) Warkocz, M. 2006. Starnbergerin spürt Käfern in der Wüste nach. Süddeutsche Zeitung. Starnberg: R3.

Conference Presentations
1) Anonymous. 2006. Livestock Marketing Conference. (1-2 March 2006). Proceedings. Publ. by Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, Directorate of Forestry and Desert Research Foundation of Namibia. Ongwediwa and Windhoek: 1-15.
2) Klintenberg, P. 2005. Case studies of benchmark and indicator operational monitoring initiatives at various scales. Local & regional desertification indicators in a global perspective. AIDCCD – active exchange of experience on indicators and development of perspectives in the context of UNCCD. Enne, G. and M. Yeroyanni. (eds). (16-18 May 2005). China: 186-194.
3) Klintenberg, P. and M. Seely. 2005. State of the art on existing indicators and their use for desertification monitoring and CCD implementation in southern Africa. AIDCCD – active exchange of experience on indicators and development of perspectives in the context of UNCCD. Enne, G. and M. Yeroyanni. (eds). European Commission. Sassari: 95-118.
4) Mfune, J. and J. Henschel. 2006. NaEON, the Namibian Country Network for Monitoring the Environment (abstract). ILTER/ELTOSA Conference. (August 2006). Gobabeb Training and Research Centre. Gobabeb: 5.
5) Seely, M., Klintenberg, P. and A.S. Kruger. 2005. Integrated approach for use of desertification benchmarks and indicators: an example from Namibia. Local & regional desertification indicators in a global perspective. AIDCCD – active exchange of experience on indicators and development of perspectives in the context of UNCCD. Enne, G. and M. Yeroyanni. (eds). (16-18 May 2005). Beijing, China: 65-73
6) Whitaker, C. and P. Berjak. 2006. Observations of the infection of Welwitschia mirabilis seeds by Aspergillus niger. Annual Conference of the Microscopy Society of Southern Africa and Annual Congress of the South African Association of Botanists (award of best poster in seed biology). Pretoria.

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