On Thursday the 31st of January at 7pm we present the lecture titled “Tiny creatures, big jobs” in the Swakopmund Museum Lecture Hall. The speaker will be presenting the topic in English.
Although we cannot see them, microscopic organisms cover the Namib. And like their larger relatives, these tiny creatures must find ways to tolerate the many stresses of life in a hot, dry desert.
In this talk, Robert Logan will talk about the microbes of Namib Desert, where they are, how they live in such a dry landscape, and the important role they play in the desert ecosystem overall.