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Evaluation and Selection of Indicators for Land Degradation and Desertification Monitoring: Methodological Approach
An approach to derive relationships for defining land degradation and desertification risk and developing appropriate tools for assessing the effectiveness of the various land management practicesExpand
Evaluation and Selection of Indicators for Land Degradation and Desertification Monitoring: Types of Degradation, Causes, and Implications for Management
In this study, various processes of land degradation and desertification have been analyzed in 17 study sites around the world using a wide set of biophysical and socioeconomic indicators to identify the most important variables contributing to each land degradation process. Expand
Stakeholder views on restoring depleted cereal fallows in arid Tunisia: societal barriers and possible crevices
Abstract All dryland countries struggle with manmade dryland degradation and climate change will reinforce this trend. In arid Tunisia (100–200 mm annual rainfall), depleted cereal fallows are aExpand
Qualification of rangeland degradation using plant life history strategies around watering points in southern Tunisia.
The main results indicate that annualisation is a reality and the floristic homogenisation is discernible at long period of exploitation. Expand
Diversity of desert rangelands of Tunisia
A brief review of the floristic richness of desert rangelands of Tunisia reveals a more diverse mixture of vegetation with many benefits, such as forage for livestock and medicinal plants. Expand
An exploratory analysis of land abandonment drivers in areas prone to desertification
Abstract The abandonment of land is a global problem with environmental and socioeconomic implications. An approach to assess the relationship between land abandonment and a large set of indicatorsExpand
The influence of Acacia tortilis (Forssk.) Subsp. raddiana (Savi) and livestock grazing on grass species composition, yield and soil nutrients in arid environments of South Tunisia
Heavy grazing proved to exert a strong overriding effect over the positive influences of the woody plants, and some palatable species were frequently found under trees in the heavily grazed site. Expand
Yield and water productivity of Buffel and Rhodes grasses under different irrigation water regimes using the sprinkler line‐source system
The indigenous forage species such as Buffel grass (Cenchrus ciliaris) are capable of surviving with less water than most introduced species such as Rhodes grass (Chloris gayana) and alfalfa.Expand
Is long-term protection useful for the regeneration of disturbed plant communities in dry areas?
In dry areas, natural plant communities are mainly affected by climatic stress and human disturbances – overgrazing, ploughing and biomass harvesting – that accelerate their degradation. ManagementExpand
Unveiling soil degradation and desertification risk in the Mediterranean basin: a data mining analysis of the relationships between biophysical and socioeconomic factors in agro-forest landscapes
Soil degradation and desertification processes in the Mediterranean basin reflect the interplay between environmental and socioeconomic drivers. An approach to evaluate comparatively the multipleExpand