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Identifying indicators
Stage 1 in the process of linking desertification and land degradation indicators to land use practices


»Manual for describing land degradation indicators The manual contains definitions of 69 indicators of desertification and land degradation that have been developed in past and on-going research programmes. It also contains data recording sheets for use at the local and regional scale and extensive explanation notes for collecting indicator data in the field. This list of indicators is suitable for use in most semi-arid environments, although some adjustment of the classification thresholds may be necessary for non-European Mediterranean sites.
»Indicators in the study sites Data on 72 land degradation indicators have been collected from 1641 locations across all 17 DESIRE study sites. This report contains a summary of the data collected and gives an excellent overview of the range of bio-physical, land use and socio-economic conditions that occur across the study sites.
»Database of indicators in the study sites The database contains separate worksheets for each desertification process. For each process the relevant indicators are listed along with their recorded values in all the field locations.


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1 Manual for describing land degradation indicators
2 Indicators in the study sites
3 Database of indicators in study sites
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