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DESIRE's study sites

DESIRE focused its research on 17 study sites, all in semi-arid environments but distributed across the world from Chile to China. Land use on the sites includes arable crops (both irrigated and dry), forestry or tree crops and grazing land. The range of degradation problems experienced includes erosion (caused by wind and water), salinisation, vegetation degradation and wild fire.

 

 

More details ... descriptions of each study site

»Guadalentín, Spain
»Mação, Portugal
»Góis, Portugal
»Rendina, Italy
»Crete, Greece
»Nestos River Delta, Greece
»Karapinar, Turkey
»Eskişehir, Turkey
»Sehoul, Morocco

»Zeuss Koutine, Tunisia
»Dzhanibek, Russia
»Novy, Russia
»Yan River Delta, China
»Boteti, Botswana
»Cointzio, Mexico
»Secano Interior, Chile
»Ribeira Seca, Cape Verde
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1 Compilation & synthesis of study site descriptions
 
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The DESIRE project was 
co-funded by the
European Commission,
Global Change and
Ecosystem.
Contract no: 037046 GOCE

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