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Monitoring and simulating threats to aquatic biodiversity in the Okavango Delta: field and laboratory methods

Mackay, AW; Mazebedi, R; Wolski, P; Davidson, TA; Huntsman-Mapila, P; Todd, M; (2008) Monitoring and simulating threats to aquatic biodiversity in the Okavango Delta: field and laboratory methods. (ECRC Research Report 129 ). UCL Environmental Change Research Centre: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

The Okavango Delta, situated in northwest Botswana between E22.0°-E24.0° and S18.0°-S20.5°, is the world's second largest inland wetland region. The Delta is actually an alluvial fan and is fed mainly by the Okavango River whose catchment lies largely in the highlands of central Angola (Fig 1). The river flows south-east through the Caprivi Strip in eastern Namibia, before entering into Botswana as a large river, some 200 m in width. The size of the Delta changes significantly throughout the year - during the dry season, the Delta is approximately 7,000 km2, and more than doubles in size to over 15,000 km^{2} during the wet season (Ramberg et al. 2006).

Type: Report
Title: Monitoring and simulating threats to aquatic biodiversity in the Okavango Delta: field and laboratory methods
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://www.geog.ucl.ac.uk/research/research-centr...
Language: English
Keywords: okavango delta, biodiversity, darwin, macroinvertebrates, diatoms, macrophytes, hydroperiod, wetlands
UCL classification: UCL
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Geography
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10112977
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