Scientific concepts for an integrated analysis of desertification

@inproceedings{Reynolds2011ScientificCF,
  title={Scientific concepts for an integrated analysis of desertification},
  author={James Francis Reynolds and Alan Grainger and D. M. Stafford Smith and Gary N. Bastin and Luis Garc{\'i}a-Barrios and Roberto Jorge Fernandez and M. Janssen and Norbert J{\"u}rgens and Robert John Scholes and A. Veldkamp and Michel M. Verstraete and Graham Von Maltitz and Pandi Zdruli},
  year={2011}
}
The Global Drylands Observing System proposed in this issue should reduce the huge uncertainty about the extent of desertification and the rate at which it is changing, and provide valuable information to scientists, planners and policy-makers. However, it needs careful design if information outputs are to be scientifically credible and salient to the needs of people living in dry areas. Its design would benefit from a robust, integrated scientific framework like the Dryland Development… CONTINUE READING

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