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dc.contributor.authorCHERLET Michaelen_GB
dc.contributor.authorREYNOLDS Jamesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHUTCHINSON Charlesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHILL J.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorVON MALTITZ Grahamen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSOMMER Stefanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAJAI Ajaien_GB
dc.contributor.authorFENSHOLT .en_GB
dc.contributor.authorHORION Stephanieen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSHEPHERD Gemmaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWEYNANTS MÉLANIE MARIE Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKUTNJAK HRVOJEen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSMID MAREKen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-24T00:12:09Z-
dc.date.available2016-04-22en_GB
dc.date.available2016-04-24T00:12:09Z-
dc.date.created2015-12-17en_GB
dc.date.issued2015en_GB
dc.date.submitted2015-10-05en_GB
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-79-52207-9 (print)en_GB
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-79-52206-2 (pdf)en_GB
dc.identifier.otherOP LB-01-15-766-EN-C (print)en_GB
dc.identifier.otherOP LB-01-15-766-EN-N (online)en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC97776-
dc.description.abstractThe brochure introduces the concept of the World Atlas of Desertification which relies on converging evidence of combined human-environment processes pointing out that land degradation cannot be modeled satisfactorily at global scales.The introductory brochure provides a short overview of the main land degradation issues, through illustration of a number key global datasets and some case study examples that reflect the global patterns and pathways to solutions. The brochure start with highlighting the human dominance that drives global environmental changes. The consequences of feeding a growing population include agriculture expansion and intensification, illustrated by maps and data on irrigation and nutrient use. Aridity and drought are important phenomena aggravating the already present human pressures on the environment. Other pressure patterns playing at global scale are illustrated with examples from China, India, S. America and the Sahel, along with a forward view on solutions.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipJRC.H.5-Land Resources Managementen_GB
dc.format.mediumPrinteden_GB
dc.languageENGen_GB
dc.publisherPublications Office of the European Unionen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJRC97776en_GB
dc.titleWorld Atlas of Desertification - Introductory Brochureen_GB
dc.typePublic information documentsen_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.2788/928958 (print)en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.2788/21872 (online)en_GB
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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