WP1.1 Information review

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Desertification and land degradation: origins, processes and solutions Desertification and land degradation: origins, processes and solutions


Authors: Jantiene E.M. Baartman, Godert W.J. van Lynden, Mark S. Reed, Coen J. Ritsema and Rudi Hessel

This review

  • gives an overview of existing knowledge on desertification from published results of former projects and research;
  • assesses the evidence of desertification and
  • indicates gaps in the existing knowledge that can subsequently be assessed in the DESIRE project.


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