Title: Interpretation of maps on the assessment of the Human-Environment system productivity into dedicated land degradation maps
Authors: WEYNANTS MÉLANIE MARIE ACHERLET MichaelKUTNJAK HRVOJE
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2016
JRC N°: JRC100874
ISBN: 978-92-79-60680-9
ISSN: 1831-9424
Other Identifiers: EUR 28035
OP LB-NA-28035-EN-N
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC100874
DOI: 10.2788/157180
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: Land degradation is a complex and multidimensional issue. Mapping active degradation at continental or global level is virtually impossible given the local scale of the processes involved. However, patterns of human-environment interactions that are likely to lead to land degradation can be identified. The combination of spatial(-ised) indicators of these patterns with land productivity dynamics derived from Earth observation can be interpreted to highlight places where land degradation may be ongoing. Further small scale investigation is needed to determine the gravity of the potential land degradation locally.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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