Read Sandscript #32!

Dear readers,

We are excited to share with you the 32nd issue of Sandscript, our publication dedicated to the unique biodiversity of the Sahara and the Sahel.

This issue is celebrating the multiple plants that can be found in the Sahel and the work undertaken to improve our botanical knowledge in this neglected region.

Inside this issue, you’ll find:

  • Saharan plants: forgotten survivors and global assets – Explore the history and dynamic changes of the Sahara’s vegetation.
  • Flora and vegetation of the Ougarta Mountains – Get insights into one of the least-known biogeographical crossroads of the Sahara.
  • Profil of a tree: The desert date (Balanites aegyptiaca) – Learn about this resilient tree and its importance in the Sahara.
  • Vegetation and bush fires: an interdependent relationship – Understand the intricate connections between plant life and fire in this harsh environment.
  • Mapping vegetation in the Réserve de Faune de Ouadi Rimé-Ouadi Achim – Discover how field and satellite data are used for conservation efforts.

We would like to thank the authors for their contributions to this Sandscript: Mike Maunder, Abdelkader Nabil Benghanem, Salima Benhouhou, John Newby, Sophie Lox, Katherine Mertes and Elizabeth Johnson!

We hope you enjoy reading this new issue!