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Finding a common language for the study of desertification
By COLIN BROWN
Desertification is one of the most pressing issues facing the world’s drylands. However, the term “desertification” is only vaguely defined, leading to complications in monitoring and management at all scales.
Desertification is a worldwide problem, but estimating the extent of the phenomenon has been complicated by a lack of consensus in defining the point at which a system has undergone the process. While the UN Convention to Combat…
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