Special Issue of ‘Land Degradation and Development’ about Ethiopia’s lakes


As a follow-up to the TropiLakes conference that took place on the shores of Lake Tana in 2015, the journal Land Degradation and Development has released a special issue related to Environmental Change in Lake Catchments of Ethiopia. Prof. Sil Lanckriet and Prof. Jan Nyssen (UGent Department of Geography) are editors, with Prof. Enyew Adgo of Bahir Dar University (Ethiopia). The seven articles treat subjects such as delta development on lake shores, interactions between lake water and floodplain, or how ‘land grabbing’ may well contribute to shortening the life expectancy of Africa’s largest reservoir. More information on the journal’s website http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ldr.v28.6/issuetoc#group3