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Images used in the Crete study site description.

Simulated landscape

Slope distribution

Study sites on Crete

Google Earth image of study sites

Change in land use

Vegetation types, Messara valley

Pasture, Messara valley

Olive groves, Messara valley

Distribution of natural pasture

Average soil erosion rates under different land us

Change in animal grazing population

Components of PESERA model

Indicators for salt-affected areas

Soil map mapping units

Potentian desertification risk map of Greece

Soil erosion rates for Chania estimated by PESERA

Soil erosion for Chania, estimated from soil surve

Soil erosion for Messara, estimated from soil surv

Soil salinization risk map of Chania

Soil salinization risk map of Messara valley

Rainfall in Chania, 1960-2000

Average monthly rainfall, Chania

Aridity index map, Chania

Soil water storage capacity, Chania

Average monthly rainfall, Messara valley

Soil water storage capacity, Messara valley

Map of ESAs, Chania

Map of ESAs, Messara valley

Population age distribution, Crete

Degraded grazing land

Olive groves in a fragile area

Watersheds of Eastern Crete
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