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Gidske Leknæs Andersen

Associate Professor
  • E-mailGidske.Andersen@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 30 80
  • Visitor Address
    Fosswinckelsgt. 6
    Room 
    718
  • 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.
Academic article
  • 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.
  • 2016. Seed viability and germination success of Acacia tortilis along land-use and aridity gradients in the Eastern Sahara. Ecology and Evolution. 256-266.
  • 2015. From pollen percentage to vegetation cover – evaluation of the Landscape Reconstruction Algorithm in western Norway. Journal of Quaternary Science. 312-324.
  • 2014. Traditional nomadic tending of trees in the Red Sea Hills. Journal of Arid Environments. 36-44.
  • 2014. Acacia Trees on the Cultural Landscapes of the Red Sea Hills. Biodiversity and Conservation. 2923-2943.
  • 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.
  • 2007. Mortality, recruitment and change of desert tree populations in a hyper-arid environment. PLOS ONE. 10 pages.
  • 2007. Longevity and growth of Acacia tortilis; insights from 14C content and anatomy of wood. BMC Ecology. 14 pages.
  • 2006. How to detect desert trees using CORONA images: Discovering historical ecological data. Journal of Arid Environments. 491-511.
Report
  • 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. .
  • 2013. LFI-212. Biologiske og kjemiske undersøkelser i vassdrag ved Bergen Lufthavn Flesland. .
  • 2013. Hydromorfologiske endringer i Vikja som følge av regulering. LFI-rapport nr. 209. .
  • 2008. Forprosjekt: Restaurering etter utbygging av Kløvtveitvassdraget. .
Lecture
  • 2017. Gammel kultur møter moderne teknologi – dronekartlegging og GIS-analyser av den ukjente Blemmy hovedstaden Nubt.
Popular scientific lecture
  • 2018. Et knutepunkt for karavaneveier mellom fortidens store imperier. - Dronekartlegging og GIS-analyser av den ukjente Blemmy hovedstad Nubt i den østlige ørken.
  • 2016. Tid for serier - reality (sett) fra rommet.
  • 2016. Prinsen og udyret - en reise mot det grønne Sahara.
  • 2016. "When the last tree is gone, it is the end of the world" .
  • 2013. In the footsteps of Prof. Mohamed Kassas.
  • 2013. Care for Trees.
  • 2011. Previous work on Acacia tortilis wood samples.
  • 2011. Mellom Nilen og Rødehavet et kulturlandskap i endring.
  • 2010. Desert cultural landscape the role of tribal management.
  • 2010. Continuity and change in vegetation resources.
Academic lecture
  • 2018. The Ancient Beja/Blemmy Center of Nubt.
  • 2015. Viability and germination of Acacia tortilis seeds. Effects of land use and aridity in the Eastern Sahara.
  • 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.
  • 2015. Modeling age and growth rate of an Acacia tortilis population in Arava using a free-shape age-depth model of AMS radiocarbon dates.
  • 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.
  • 2015. A desert forest - a regional resource base in the Red Sea Hills of Egypt and Sudan.
  • 2013. Use, tending and shaping desert trees.
  • 2013. Traditional tending and the use of Acacia tortilis: Long-term effects upon population viability.
  • 2013. Traditional nomadic tending of trees in the Red Sea Hills.
  • 2013. ACACIA Woodcores.
  • 2013. A methodological approach to determine age and growth rate of ringless trees.
  • 2012. Radiocarbon determination of past growth rates of living Acacia tortilis trees from two arid sites in Eastern Sahara.
  • 2012. Determining age and growth rate of Acacia trees in the Eastern Sahara by radiocarbon dating.
  • 2011. Preliminary results of ACACIA.
  • 2011. Acacia Trees on the Cultural Landscape of Pastoral Nomads in the Eastern Sahara.
  • 2010. The importance of traditional management for the maintenance of contracted Acacia tortilis populations in the Eastern Sahara – Erkowit and Khor Oko localities.
  • 2010. Interaction among human interference, climate and the viability and dynamics of contracted acacia populations in the Eastern Sahara.
  • 2008. Vegetation and management regime continuity in the Eastern Desert.
  • 2008. Unity and diversity in European Cultural Landscapes.
  • 2008. Landscape and agricultural development in Sogndal, Western Norway, revealed through pollen and macrofossil analysis, modern analogues and modelling approaches.
  • 2008. Land-use transformation in a hyper-arid cultural landscape.
  • 2007. Relict species, do they exist and what can they tell us about past and future ecosystem dynamics?
  • 2005. “CORONA – spy photos for change detection of arboreal vegetation in an arid cultural landscape”.
  • 2005. GIS, spy photos and radiocarbon dating – tools to uncover the secrets of desert trees.
  • 2004. Vegetasjons-dynamikk og -endringer i ørkenens kultulandsap - bruk av gamle spionatellittdata & GIS i miljø- og utviklingsforskning.
  • 2004. Can a combination of tree-rings and radiocarbon dating teach us more about age and growth conditions of Acacia tortillis?
  • 2003. Vegetasjons-dynamikk og -endringer i ørkenens kulturlandskap - bruk av gamle spionsatellittdata & GIS i miljø- og utviklingsforskning.
  • 2003. Population structure and dynamics of wadi trees – a contribution to future strategies for development and management of arid cultural landscapes.
  • 2003. Population structure and dynamics of wadi trees – a contribution to future strategies for development and management of arid cultural landscapes.
  • 2002. Population structure and dynamics of wadi trees – a contribution to future strategies for development and management of arid cultural landscapes.
  • 2002. Population structure and dynamics of wadi trees – a contribution to future strategies for development and management of arid cultural landscapes.
Other product
  • 2007. Vårt Europeiska Kulturlandskap – et gemensamt arv.
  • 2007. Vår Felles Europeiske Kulturlandskapsarv.
  • 2007. Unser gemeinsames Europäisches Kulturlandschaftserbe.
  • 2007. Paisagem Cultural Europeia - A nossa herança comum.
  • 2007. Our Common European Cultural Landscape Heritage.
  • 2007. Nuestro patrimonio común Europeo de paisajes culturales.
  • 2007. Il Nostro Comune Patrimonio del Paesaggio Culturale Europeo.
Masters thesis
  • 2017. “I Need Some Space!”. Combining Digital and Traditional Methods in the Planning of Public Open Space.
  • 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
  • 2012. Mellom Nilen og Rødehavet, et kulturlandskap i endring. Ostrakon. 23-34.
Doctoral dissertation
  • 2007. Long-term dynamics of wadi trees in a hyper-arid cultural landscape.
Interview
  • 2015. Romlige data avgjørende for å nå bærekraftsmålene.
  • 2015. Geite-BigBrother på Storøya.
  • 2015. GPS-geiter skal redde gjengrodde byfjell (NRK Vestlandsrevyen og NRK Norge i dag).
  • 2015. GPS-geiter skal redde gjengrodde byfjell.
  • 2015. GPS-geiter skal redde gjengrodde byfjell.
  • 2008. Et glemt miljøproblem.
  • 2007. Ørkenen dør - forskning.no.
  • 2007. Ørkenen dør - På høyden.
  • 2007. Doktorgradert.
Documentary
  • 2013. Care for trees (Norsk versjon).
  • 2013. Care for trees (English version).
  • 2013. Care for trees (Bedja version).
  • 2013. Care for trees (Arabic version).
Programme participation
  • 2011. Characters of Egypt 2011.
  • 2007. Ørkenen dør - Verdt å vite.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • 2018. Brann, bruk og beredskap: Kulturlandskapets rolle i et omstillingsperspektiv. 18 pages.
  • 2012. Vegetation and Management Regime Continuity in the Cultural Landscape of the Eastern Desert. 14 pages.
  • 2009. Remote Sensing and Vegetation Map of Egypt. 15 pages.
Other
  • 2012. bidragsyter i ulike kapittel i boken.
  • 2004. Satillittbasert kart. 1 pages.
Abstract
  • 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
  • 2017. The tales of Akerateheils - can RPAS based mapping of ancient graves improve our understanding of the Blemmy culture?
  • 2016. Rainfall Maps from Medium Resolution Satellite Data – A Key to Understand Long-term Dynamics in Hyper-Arid Environments.
  • 2015. ACACIA TORTILIS AND REVIVAL OF TRADITIONAL NOMADIC RESOURCE MANAGEMENT UNDER NEW SOCIO-ECONOMIC REALITIES.
  • 2013. Palaeoclimatic potential of Acacia tortilis in the Eastern Sahara.
  • 2005. CORONA – spy photos for identification of multipurpose trees in arid cultural landscapes.
  • 2003. Detection of vegetation and characteristics of spectral vegetation signatures in a hyper-arid environment across different resolutions.

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