Desertification

Desertification in the semi-arid Karoo, South Africa:

The concept of desertification has recently been re-evaluated with two major outcomes. Firstly, the term itself has been reviewed, with most authors concluding that the emotive implications of ‘desertification’ (i.e. advancing deserts per se) are inappropriate in many cases and that the general term ‘dryland degradation’ is a more accurate description of reality. Secondly, it […]

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