Desertification Research in Argentina

@article{Torres2015DesertificationRI,
  title={Desertification Research in Argentina},
  author={Laura Torres and Elena Maria Abraham and Clara Rubio and Celia Barbero‐Sierra and Manuel Ruiz-P{\'e}rez},
  journal={Land Degradation \& Development},
  year={2015},
  volume={26},
  pages={433 - 440}
}
In Latin America, Argentina is second – behind Brazil – in extent of drylands: 55% of its territory. Research on desertification and dryland degradation has a lengthy tradition, being undertaken even prior to the establishment of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. The paper aims to analyse desertification research in Argentina, the disciplines from which its knowledge arises and the topics receiving greater attention. The work focuses on the results from descriptive… 

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