New Publication from Desertification Indicators Service

The team behind the Desertification Indicators Service have published their work in the Science of The Total Environment. The highlights of the article are:

  • Early warning systems based on simulation models allow to anticipate desertification.
  • Land degradation maps help identifying prior areas to implement solutions.
  • In Spain 20% of the territory is degraded; an additional 1% is actively degrading.
  • The risk of desertification is high in crop systems and low in rangelands.
  • Main driving forces in land-uses under study is precipitation.

Read the full article here