Institute of Geography
University of Copenhagen
Øster Voldgade 10
1350 Copenhagen K
Phone: +45 35322563
Fax: +45 35322501
Email: [email protected]
Associate professor in ecological geography. MSc in geophysics from UoC (1977) and PhD in human geography from UoC (1980).
Environmental change in developing countries (West Africa in particular).
Use of satellite-based Earth Observation for identifying and monitoring land cover, land use and environmental change.
The role of savanna fires in natural resource management and global change processes.
5 recent, relevant publications:
Reenberg, A., Nielsen, T.L. & Rasmussen, K. (1998): Field Expansions and Reallocations in a Desert Margin Region - Land Use Pattern Dynamics in a Fluctuating Biophysical and Socio-economic Environment. Global Environmental Change, Vol.8, no.4, pp. 309-327 .
Nielsen, T.T. & Rasmussen, K. (in press): Determinants of Savanna Fire Distribution in Burkina Faso. Int. J. Wildfire.
Mbow, C., Nielsen, T.T. & Rasmussen, K. (in press): Savanna fires in east-central Senegal: Distribution patterns, resource management and perceptions. Human Ecology
Sandholt, I., Andersen, J. & Rasmussen, K. (in press): A simple interpretation of the temperature/vegetation index space for assessment of soil moisture status. International Journal of Remote Sensing.
Touré, A., Rasmussen, K., Diallo, O. & Diouf, A. (submitted): Actual and potential carbon stocks in the north-sudanian zone. Case study: The forests of Delbi and Paniates in Senegal. Danish Journal of Geography.