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Gidske Leknæs Andersen

Associate Professor
  • E-mailGidske.Andersen@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 30 80
  • Visitor Address
    Fosswinckelsgt. 6
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7802
    5020 Bergen

My research focuses upon landscape- and environmental change in time and space and how these changes are influenced of both social and natural factors. Human interference and in particular our use of natural resources is central. I’m interested in how traditional land use has shaped our cultural landscapes and how abandonment of this use interacts with concurrent environmental and climate effects.

Selected publications
  • Hjelle, Kari Loe; Mehl, Ingvild Kristine; Sugita, Shinya; Andersen, Gidske Leknæs. 2015. From pollen percentage to vegetation cover – evaluation of the Landscape Reconstruction Algorithm in western Norway. Journal of Quaternary Science. 30: 312-324. doi: 10.1002/jqs.2769
  • Andersen, Gidske Leknæs; Krzywinski, Knut; Talib, Mohamed; Saadallah, Ahmed Ebaid Mohamed; Hobbs, Joseph J.; Pierce, Richard. 2014. Traditional nomadic tending of trees in the Red Sea Hills. Journal of Arid Environments. 106: 36-44. doi: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2014.02.009
  • Andersen, Gidske Leknæs. 2012. Vegetation and Management Regime Continuity in the Cultural Landscape of the Eastern Desert. 9, pages 126-139. In:
    • Barnard, H; Duistermaat, Kim. 2012. The History of the Peoples of the Eastern Desert. 520 pages. ISBN: 978-1931745963.
  • Andersen, Gidske Leknæs. 2006. How to detect desert trees using CORONA images: Discovering historical ecological data. Journal of Arid Environments. 65: 491-511. doi: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2005.07.010
  • Salem, B. B.; Andersen, Gidske Leknæs; zahran, Mahmoud. 2009. Remote Sensing and Vegetation Map of Egypt. Chapter 8, pages 319-333. In:
    • zahran, Mahmoud; Willis, Arthur. 2009. The vegetation of Egypt. Springer Science+Business Media B.V.. 437 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4020-8755-4.