Desertifying deserts

Año Publicación:  2020
Responsable: J. Martínez-Valderrama et al.
Journal, Volumen y páginas:
Nature Sustainability 3, 572–575 (2020)


J. Martínez-Valderrama, E. Guirado & F. Maestre


The current definition of desertification excludes hyper-arid zones given their lack of economic activity. However, the 101 million people living there, ongoing land degradation associated with the use of groundwater for intensive agriculture and climate-change-induced aridity call for a revision of this definition.

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