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General photos of the Karapinar study site, illustrating a number of aspects of desertification

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Lizard in sand dunes

Sand storm

Sinkhole

Tractor

Wind erosion

Ancient sediments

Apple garden

Bean farming

Drip irrigation of potatoes

Dry wheat cropping

Strong wind erosion

Granular soil surface

Salinisation

Stoniness caused by wind erosion

Hypersaline volcanic lake water

Stubble burning

Reforestation activity

Surface irrigation of maize

Sprinkler irrigation of sugar beet

Dune stabilisation by trees

Wheat substrate

Wind-affected pasture
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