Clare Kelso

Clare Kelso
University of Johannesburg | uj · Department of Geography, Environmental Management and Energy Studies (GEMES)

PhD Science

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January 2005 - present
University of Johannesburg
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  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (12)
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This study presents the first consolidation of palaeoclimate proxy records from multiple archives to develop statistical rainfall reconstructions for southern Africa covering the last two centuries. State-of-the-art ensemble reconstructions reveal multi-decadal rainfall variability in the summer and winter rainfall zones. A decrease in precipitatio...
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Southern African climatic change research is hampered by a lack of long-term historical data sets. This paper aims to extend the historical climate record for southern Africa to the semi-arid area of Namaqualand in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. This is achieved through extensive archival research, making use of historical documentary...
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Intersectionality is gaining credence in explaining the complexities in rural women’s vulnerability to the impacts of climate change. This study is framed on the assumption that rural women are likely to be affected differently by climate change due to cultural differences. The life history approach was utilised to conduct empirical research in the...
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Transfrontier Parks (TFPs) have been a key feature of nature-based tourism in many parts of the globe since the 1920s, with large expanses of land made available for this purpose. Although African countries are relative newcomers to this form of reserve, since the early 1990s there has been the rapid formation of TFPs -especially in southern Africa...
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Wildlife has represented the key tourist attractions in South Africa. Boasting the big five, pristine national parks and three of the world’s ecological hotspots, tourism is a growing sector in South Africa. In addition to wildlife viewing, South Africa also attracts wildlife hunters to a network of private game farms, and in some cases these bring...
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Tourism has the potential to be used as a positive tool for growth in developing nations. In order to gain the most benefit from tourism, planning and management is vital for successful tourism destination development and the attainment of conservation goals. This process should involve all stakeholders who might be affected by tourism and associat...
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An environmental history of the Leliefontein community of Namaqualand, Northern Cape provides a detailed case of the nexus between social and ecological stresses shaping livelihood change. By combining an historical proxy precipitation data set with a livelihood change study the value of historical research in integrated studies of past human-envir...
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In the last century, the establishment of protected areas has become an important part of managing South Africa's wilderness and wildlife. The notion of untouched protected areas has become contested in a time when developing nations are seeking to improve quality of life for their citizens. With the promulgation of modern environmental legislation...
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Restricting access to wilderness and wildlife resources is a contested topic in a time when developing nations are seeking to increase quality of life for their citizens. A case in point is the Mkuze Game Reserve which encompasses rich biodiversity and is surrounded by under-resourced rural communities. A history of exclusion from land and resource...
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Maps are authoritative images which have traditionally been viewed either as objective, rational representations of reality or as subjective tools of propaganda. Recently a body of literature has emerged which has attempted to break down this dichotomous view of maps and to assert that every image contains layers of ideology which may be identified...

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