Home Sharing the science

Sharing the science

... from the DESIRE Project at the European Geosciences Union 2012 Annual Conference


The DESIRE Project has helped dryland stakeholders around the world to choose and trial new approaches and technologies for sustainable land management and also has many new results to share with the scientific community. On Thursday 26 April 2012, the science was represented at the annual European Geosciences Union conference in Vienna in


Session SSS6.10: Combat desertification and soil degradation in arid and humid environments and assess impacts on ecosystem services - approaches and solutions.


There were three sub-topics:

  1. Approaches and solutions in desertification mitigation;
  2. Impacts of soil and water conservation measures and ecosystem services;
  3. Combating soil degradation in humid and sub-humid environments.


See also EGU website for all presentation abstracts

# Article Title
1 From framework to action: the DESIRE approach to combat desertification
2 Using internet technology to inform researchers, policy makers and other stakeholders about sustainable land management in drylands: experience from a large interdisciplinary and international project
3 How knowledge influences a MCDM analysis: WOCAT Portuguese experience on prevention of forest fires
4 WOCAT mapping, GIS and the Góis municipality
5 Soil and water conservation strategies and impact on sustainable livelihood in Cape Verde – case study of Ribeira Seca watershed
6 Hillslope evolution in Tabernas badlands (SE Spain) since 1995. Erosion pins and laser scanner measurements
7 The use of PESERA modelling to guide the choice of Soil and Water Conservation strategies
8 PESERA model application in the Portuguese study areas: Góis and Mação
9 Assessment and mapping of desertification sensitivity in an insular sahelian mountain region – case study of the Ribeira Seca Watershed, Cape Verde
10 Strategy of irrigation branch in Russia


fp6 logo 3 50 x 43
The DESIRE project was 
co-funded by the
European Commission,
Global Change and
Contract no: 037046 GOCE

DESIRE brought together the expertise of
26 international research institutes
and non-governmental organisations.

This website does not necessarily
represent the opinion of the
European Commission. The European
Commission is not responsible for
any use that might be made of the
information contained herein.

Citing website content

For the terms under which the content 
of this website may be used see 
»Disclaimer, copyright and privacy

When referenceing page contents
please cite as Brandt, C. J. (ed). 
2012. "page title". DESIRE Project 
Harmonised Information System.
DESIRE Consortium.  

If citing a deliverable use the authors'
names, date and title as given on the 
cover page and add "available at 

Follow us