Anne Mette Lykke, Dr.

Aarhus University
BII expert in: Plants

Research on West African vegetation, biodiversity, sustainable use of plants, carbon sequestration, desertification and conservation. Also focus on ethnobotany and people’s uses of plants and view on vegetation changes in their local environment. The research has an applied and multidisciplinary approach and also covers tree planting in collaboration with local communities.

Many studies show that native tree populations in West Africa experience degradation and lack of regrowth caused by over-exploitation and cutting of valuable species, fire impact on savanna trees and gallery forests in the Sudanian zone and continuous browsing of trees in the Sahelian zone. This is also consistently mentioned by people living in rural communities in West Africa.

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