A study of climate change and anthropogenic impacts in West Africa.

@article{Wittig2007ASO,
  title={A study of climate change and anthropogenic impacts in West Africa.},
  author={R{\"u}diger Wittig and Konstantin K{\"o}nig and Marco Schmidt and J{\"o}rg Szarzynski},
  journal={Environmental science and pollution research international},
  year={2007},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={182-9}
}
BACKGROUND, AIM AND SCOPE During the last decades ecological conditions in West Africa have dramatically changed. Very evident is the climate change, which has resulted in a southward shift of the climate zones, e.g. a spread of the desert (Sahara) into the Sahelian zone. After the drought period of the early 1970s and 1980s, livestock density increased resulting in an intensification of grazing pressure. This anthropogenous phenomenon leads to similar landscape changes as those caused by the… CONTINUE READING
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