Time Series Analysis of Land Cover Change in Dry Mountains: Insights from the Tajik Pamirs
- Environmental ScienceRemote. Sens.
It is found that greening and browning trends coexist and that they vary according to the land cover class, topography, and geographical distribution.
Desertification is a prisoner of history: An essay on why young scientists should care
Since its origins, the concept of desertification has been shrouded in controversy and ambiguity. As a result, no single definition of the term has been acceptable; there is no agreement on its…
Weather and resource information as tools for dealing with farmer–pastoralist conflicts in the Sahel
- Political Science
Abstract. Conflicts between pastoralists and farmers in the Sahel mainly arise from competition over land and water resources or because of livestock damage to crops. Rather than being linked to…
Persistence and success of the Sahel desertification narrative
- Environmental ScienceRegional Environmental Change
The paradigm of Sahelian desertification, whose roots lie in the colonial period, increased in popularity following the droughts of the 1970s and 1980s. This “desertification narrative” was shaped in…
Black as Drought Arid Landscapes and Ecologies of Encounter across the African Diaspora
◾ ABSTRACT: In the poem “ca’line’s prayer,” Lucille Clift on marks the progression of Black generational memory through the metaphor of drought. Th e poem’s 1969 publication coincided with one of the…
Desertification, Food Insecurity and Right to Food in Cameroon: A Legal Reflection
- British Journal of Environmental Studies
Land is a vital resource that enables food production, and conservation of biodiversity facilitates natural management of water systems and, above all, acts as a carbon sink. The land, therefore, is…
Farmers’ perspectives and context are key for the success and sustainability of farmer-managed natural regeneration (FMNR) in northeastern Ghana
- World Development
Desertification in Spain: A Sound Diagnosis without Solutions and New Scenarios
The latest world atlas of desertification represents a turning point in the diagnosis of desertification. While it forgoes desertification mapping due to the intrinsic complexity of the phenomenon…
Desertification in Spain: A Sound Diagnosis Unfollowed by Solutions
The latest World Atlas of Desertification represents a turning point in the diagnosis of desertification. While it forgoes desertification mapping due to the intrinsic complexity of the phenomenon…
Explaining land use and forest change: more theory or better methodology?
- PhilosophyLandscape ecology
This paper presents a research methodology based on causal–historical analysis, called Abductive Causal Eventism (ACE), and makes the case that social scientists and environmental change researchers may benefit from adopting this instead of a theory-focused approach.