Desertification, land use, and the transformation of global drylands

  title={Desertification, land use, and the transformation of global drylands},
  author={Brandon T. Bestelmeyer and Gregory S. Okin and Michael C. Duniway and Steven R. Archer and Nathan F. Sayre and Jeb C. Williamson and Jeffrey E Herrick},
  journal={Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment},
Desertification is an escalating concern in global drylands, yet assessments to guide management and policy responses are limited by ambiguity concerning the definition of “desertification” and what processes are involved. To improve clarity, we propose that assessments of desertification and land transformation be placed within a state change–land-use change (SC–LUC) framework. This framework considers desertification as state changes occurring within the context of particular land uses (eg… 

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