Global desertification: building a science for dryland development.

  title={Global desertification: building a science for dryland development.},
  author={James F. Reynolds and D. M. Stafford Smith and Eric F. Lambin and Benjamin L Turner and Michael Mortimore and Simon P J Batterbury and Thomas E. Downing and Hadi Dowlatabadi and Roberto J. Fern{\'a}ndez and Jeffrey E. Herrick and Elisabeth Huber-Sannwald and Hong an Jiang and Rik Leemans and Tim Lynam and Fernando T Maestre and Miguel Ayarza and Brian Walker},
  volume={316 5826},
In this millennium, global drylands face a myriad of problems that present tough research, management, and policy challenges. Recent advances in dryland development, however, together with the integrative approaches of global change and sustainability science, suggest that concerns about land degradation, poverty, safeguarding biodiversity, and protecting the culture of 2.5 billion people can be confronted with renewed optimism. We review recent lessons about the functioning of dryland… CONTINUE READING
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