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Gidske Leknæs Andersen

Associate Professor

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
  • Bastesen, Eivind; Haave, Marte; Andersen, Gidske Leknæs; Velle, Gaute; Bødtker, Gunhild; Krafft, Charlotte Gannefors. 2021. Rapid landscape changes in plastic bays along the Norwegian coastline. Frontiers in Marine Science. 8. 17 pages. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.579913
  • Andersen, Gidske Leknæs. 2018. Brann, bruk og beredskap: Kulturlandskapets rolle i et omstillingsperspektiv. kapittel 9, pages 149-166. In:
    • Haarstad, Håvard; Rusten, Grete. 2018. Grønn omstilling: norske veivalg. Universitetsforlaget. 230 pages. ISBN: 978-82-15-02876-7.
  • 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.
Textbook
  • Show author(s) 2020. Aktør digitalt [læreverk i samfunnsfag for ungdomstrinnet]. URL: https://aktoer.fagbokforlaget.no/. Fagbokforlaget.
Academic article
  • Show author(s) 2021. Rapid landscape changes in plastic bays along the Norwegian coastline. Frontiers in Marine Science. 17 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2017. Robson, Benjamin Aubrey, 2016. The Application of Remote Sensing Techniques for the Quantification and Change Assessment of Debris-covered Glaciers. Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift. 62-63.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Seed viability and germination success of Acacia tortilis along land-use and aridity gradients in the Eastern Sahara. Ecology and Evolution. 256-266.
  • Show author(s) 2015. From pollen percentage to vegetation cover – evaluation of the Landscape Reconstruction Algorithm in western Norway. Journal of Quaternary Science. 312-324.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Traditional nomadic tending of trees in the Red Sea Hills. Journal of Arid Environments. 36-44.
  • Show author(s) 2014. Acacia Trees on the Cultural Landscapes of the Red Sea Hills. Biodiversity and Conservation. 2923-2943.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Radiocarbon determination of past growth rates of living acacia tortilis trees from two arid sites in the eastern Sahara. Radiocarbon: An International Journal of Cosmogenic Isotope Research. 1683-1692.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Mortality, recruitment and change of desert tree populations in a hyper-arid environment. PLOS ONE. 10 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Longevity and growth of Acacia tortilis; insights from 14C content and anatomy of wood. BMC Ecology. 14 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2006. How to detect desert trees using CORONA images: Discovering historical ecological data. Journal of Arid Environments. 491-511.
Report
  • Show author(s) 2017. The Ancient Blemmy Capital of Nubt Photogrammetry Survey of Sudanese Cultural Heritage on the initiative of Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Wildlife, Red Sea State, Sudan. .
  • Show author(s) 2013. LFI-212. Biologiske og kjemiske undersøkelser i vassdrag ved Bergen Lufthavn Flesland. .
  • Show author(s) 2013. Hydromorfologiske endringer i Vikja som følge av regulering. LFI-rapport nr. 209. .
  • Show author(s) 2008. Forprosjekt: Restaurering etter utbygging av Kløvtveitvassdraget. .
Lecture
  • Show author(s) 2017. Gammel kultur møter moderne teknologi – dronekartlegging og GIS-analyser av den ukjente Blemmy hovedstaden Nubt.
Popular scientific lecture
  • Show author(s) 2018. Et knutepunkt for karavaneveier mellom fortidens store imperier. - Dronekartlegging og GIS-analyser av den ukjente Blemmy hovedstad Nubt i den østlige ørken.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Tid for serier - reality (sett) fra rommet.
  • Show author(s) 2016. Prinsen og udyret - en reise mot det grønne Sahara.
  • Show author(s) 2016. "When the last tree is gone, it is the end of the world" .
  • Show author(s) 2013. In the footsteps of Prof. Mohamed Kassas.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Care for Trees.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Previous work on Acacia tortilis wood samples.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Mellom Nilen og Rødehavet et kulturlandskap i endring.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Desert cultural landscape the role of tribal management.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Continuity and change in vegetation resources.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) 2021. BRIDGING TRADITIONAL AND SCIENTIFIC ENVIRONMENTAL KNOWLEDGE USING MEET JE STAD METEOROLOGICAL SENSORS.
  • Show author(s) 2020. Optical properties of vegetation and VIs.
  • Show author(s) 2018. The Ancient Beja/Blemmy Center of Nubt.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Viability and germination of Acacia tortilis seeds. Effects of land use and aridity in the Eastern Sahara.
  • Show author(s) 2015. The difference in genetic population structure of Acacia tortilis ssp. raddiana (Savi) Brenan between the continuous populations East of the Nile and the isolated populations in the West.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Modeling age and growth rate of an Acacia tortilis population in Arava using a free-shape age-depth model of AMS radiocarbon dates.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Combining XRF data and Scanning Electro Microscopy (SEM) of Acacia tortilis ssp raddiana wood samples for high resolution dendroecological history of Wadi Semna, Eastern Desert, Egypt.
  • Show author(s) 2015. A desert forest - a regional resource base in the Red Sea Hills of Egypt and Sudan.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Use, tending and shaping desert trees.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Traditional tending and the use of Acacia tortilis: Long-term effects upon population viability.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Traditional nomadic tending of trees in the Red Sea Hills.
  • Show author(s) 2013. ACACIA Woodcores.
  • Show author(s) 2013. A methodological approach to determine age and growth rate of ringless trees.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Radiocarbon determination of past growth rates of living Acacia tortilis trees from two arid sites in Eastern Sahara.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Determining age and growth rate of Acacia trees in the Eastern Sahara by radiocarbon dating.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Preliminary results of ACACIA.
  • Show author(s) 2011. Acacia Trees on the Cultural Landscape of Pastoral Nomads in the Eastern Sahara.
  • Show author(s) 2010. The importance of traditional management for the maintenance of contracted Acacia tortilis populations in the Eastern Sahara – Erkowit and Khor Oko localities.
  • Show author(s) 2010. Interaction among human interference, climate and the viability and dynamics of contracted acacia populations in the Eastern Sahara.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Vegetation and management regime continuity in the Eastern Desert.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Unity and diversity in European Cultural Landscapes.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Landscape and agricultural development in Sogndal, Western Norway, revealed through pollen and macrofossil analysis, modern analogues and modelling approaches.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Land-use transformation in a hyper-arid cultural landscape.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Relict species, do they exist and what can they tell us about past and future ecosystem dynamics?
  • Show author(s) 2005. “CORONA – spy photos for change detection of arboreal vegetation in an arid cultural landscape”.
  • Show author(s) 2005. GIS, spy photos and radiocarbon dating – tools to uncover the secrets of desert trees.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Vegetasjons-dynamikk og -endringer i ørkenens kultulandsap - bruk av gamle spionatellittdata & GIS i miljø- og utviklingsforskning.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Can a combination of tree-rings and radiocarbon dating teach us more about age and growth conditions of Acacia tortillis?
  • Show author(s) 2003. Vegetasjons-dynamikk og -endringer i ørkenens kulturlandskap - bruk av gamle spionsatellittdata & GIS i miljø- og utviklingsforskning.
  • Show author(s) 2003. Population structure and dynamics of wadi trees – a contribution to future strategies for development and management of arid cultural landscapes.
  • Show author(s) 2003. Population structure and dynamics of wadi trees – a contribution to future strategies for development and management of arid cultural landscapes.
  • Show author(s) 2002. Population structure and dynamics of wadi trees – a contribution to future strategies for development and management of arid cultural landscapes.
  • Show author(s) 2002. Population structure and dynamics of wadi trees – a contribution to future strategies for development and management of arid cultural landscapes.
Other product
  • Show author(s) 2007. Vårt Europeiska Kulturlandskap – et gemensamt arv.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Vår Felles Europeiske Kulturlandskapsarv.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Unser gemeinsames Europäisches Kulturlandschaftserbe.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Paisagem Cultural Europeia - A nossa herança comum.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Our Common European Cultural Landscape Heritage.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Nuestro patrimonio común Europeo de paisajes culturales.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Il Nostro Comune Patrimonio del Paesaggio Culturale Europeo.
Masters thesis
  • Show author(s) 2017. “I Need Some Space!”. Combining Digital and Traditional Methods in the Planning of Public Open Space.
  • Show author(s) 2017. ‘WE DIDN’T START THE FIRE’. A geographic approach to study pre-wildfire conditions in a coastal heathland landscape by the use of GIS and remote sensing techniques.
Popular scientific article
  • Show author(s) 2012. Mellom Nilen og Rødehavet, et kulturlandskap i endring. Ostrakon. 23-34.
Doctoral dissertation
  • Show author(s) 2007. Long-term dynamics of wadi trees in a hyper-arid cultural landscape.
Interview
  • Show author(s) 2015. Romlige data avgjørende for å nå bærekraftsmålene.
  • Show author(s) 2015. Geite-BigBrother på Storøya.
  • Show author(s) 2015. GPS-geiter skal redde gjengrodde byfjell (NRK Vestlandsrevyen og NRK Norge i dag).
  • Show author(s) 2015. GPS-geiter skal redde gjengrodde byfjell.
  • Show author(s) 2015. GPS-geiter skal redde gjengrodde byfjell.
  • Show author(s) 2008. Et glemt miljøproblem.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Ørkenen dør - forskning.no.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Ørkenen dør - På høyden.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Doktorgradert.
Documentary
  • Show author(s) 2013. Care for trees (Norsk versjon).
  • Show author(s) 2013. Care for trees (English version).
  • Show author(s) 2013. Care for trees (Bedja version).
  • Show author(s) 2013. Care for trees (Arabic version).
Programme participation
  • Show author(s) 2011. Characters of Egypt 2011.
  • Show author(s) 2007. Ørkenen dør - Verdt å vite.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Show author(s) 2020. At the crossroads of kingdoms and empires: RPAS mapping of Nubt in the land of the Beja. 20 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2018. Brann, bruk og beredskap: Kulturlandskapets rolle i et omstillingsperspektiv. 18 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2012. Vegetation and Management Regime Continuity in the Cultural Landscape of the Eastern Desert. 14 pages.
  • Show author(s) 2009. Remote Sensing and Vegetation Map of Egypt. 15 pages.
Other
  • Show author(s) 2012. bidragsyter i ulike kapittel i boken.
  • Show author(s) 2004. Satillittbasert kart. 1 pages.
Abstract
  • Show author(s) 2008. Landscape and agricultural development in Sogndal, Western Norway, revealed through pollen and macrofossil analysis, modern analogues and modelling approaches. Terra Nostra. 118-118.
Poster
  • Show author(s) 2020. Can the storage effect save the endangered Nubian dragon blood tree?
  • Show author(s) 2017. The tales of Akerateheils - can RPAS based mapping of ancient graves improve our understanding of the Blemmy culture?
  • Show author(s) 2016. Rainfall Maps from Medium Resolution Satellite Data – A Key to Understand Long-term Dynamics in Hyper-Arid Environments.
  • Show author(s) 2015. ACACIA TORTILIS AND REVIVAL OF TRADITIONAL NOMADIC RESOURCE MANAGEMENT UNDER NEW SOCIO-ECONOMIC REALITIES.
  • Show author(s) 2013. Palaeoclimatic potential of Acacia tortilis in the Eastern Sahara.
  • Show author(s) 2005. CORONA – spy photos for identification of multipurpose trees in arid cultural landscapes.
  • Show author(s) 2003. Detection of vegetation and characteristics of spectral vegetation signatures in a hyper-arid environment across different resolutions.

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