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Independent experts nominated by country party

Kjeld Rasmussen

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Date of Nomination
Discipline of Expertise
Other Disciplines
Natural Resource Management
Agricultural Sciences
UN languages spoken



Job function
Associate Professor
Institute of Geography
Telephone number
45 1 3532 2563
Work experience
Selected scientific projects:_x000D_
a) 1986-90: Use of remote sensing for studies of land use/cover and desertification in northern Burkina Faso. Part of the EU-project 'Caracterisation par les Techniques de Téledétection de la Dynamique de la Désertification dans la Péripherie Sud du Sahara'_x000D_
b) 1987: Responsible for the collaboration between the Institute of Geography and 'centre de Suivi Écologiqué, Dakar, Senegal, conc. Development of methodologies for monitoring of natural vegetation, crops, agro-meteorological parameters and fires by remote sensing._x000D_
c) 1994-99: Participation in the 'Sahel-Sudan Environmental Research Initiative' (SEREIN), with responsibility for a sub-project on remote sensing applications in land use/cover mapping and monitoring of desertification_x000D_
d) 1994: Collaboration with scientists from CSE, Senegal, on ecological modelling of grazing systems in northern Senegal_x000D_
e) 1996: Project coordinator: Framework project 'Fire in Tropical Ecosystems'_x000D_
f) 1996: Project coo
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
M.Sc., Geophysics, University of Copenhagen_x000D_
Ph.D.., Geography, University of Copenhagen
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Rasmussen, K. & Reenberg, A., (1992): Satellite Remote Sensing of Land-use in Northern Burkina Faso - the case of Kolel Village. Danish Journal of Geography 92: 86-93_x000D_
2. Rasmussen, K., (1998): Land degradation? In Reenberg, A., Nielsen, I., & Secher Marcussen, H.: The Sahel - Sahelian Perspectives - Myths and Realities. Proc. 10th Danish Sahel Workshop, 5-7 Jan. 1998. SEREIN Occasional Paper 6, Copenhagen_x000D_
3. Rasmussen, K., Ka, A., Fensholt, R. & Adriansen, H. (1999): Grazing gradients around deep boreholes in the Ferlo of Senegal. Proceedings VI Int. Rangeland Congress: 769-770_x000D_
4. Rasmussen, K., (1999): Land degradation in the Sahel-Sudan. The Conceptual basis. Danish Journal of Geography, Special Issue, No. 2: 151-159_x000D_
5. Rasmussen, K., Fog, B. & Madsen, J., (submitted): desertification in reverse? Observations from northern Burkina Faso. Global Environmental Change.
Organisation name
University of Copenhagen
Organisation street address
Oster Volgade 10,, DK-1350K
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