Restoration of degraded arid and semi-arid rangelands in Southern Africa

Restoration of degraded arid and semi-arid rangelands in Southern Africa

A lecture given at the ‘Desert Restoration Bites – 6 Tales from 6 Continents’ conference hosted by the University of Greenwich on 8 January 2013. The conference, which brought together six world experts to provide first-hand accounts of the latest developments in dryland restoration, was organised as part of the EU-funded COST Action ES1104 ‘Arid Lands Restoration and Combat of Desertification: Setting up a Drylands and Desert Restoration Hub’.

Klaus Kellner is Professor of Natural Resource Management and Conservation, Restoration, Land Degradation and Desertification in the School of Environmental Sciences and Development, North-West University, South Africa and leader of the subprogram on Remediation and Sustainable Management of Ecosystems. He is the Science and Technology Correspondent (STC) for South Africa and on the roster of experts for the UNCCD. Professor Klaus Kellner’s field of expertise includes vegetation dynamics with an emphasis on the degradation and desertification of arid and semi-arid grasslands and savannas.