General images of the Crete study sites, illustrating a number of aspects of desertification.

Cretan landscape

Grazing land, Messara Valley

Badlands, Messara valley

Olive grove, Chania

New olive plantation, Chania

Degraded mountainous area, Chania

Intensive olive plantation, Chania

Erodible marl, Chania

Messara valley


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