GLP Newsletter Issue No. 5 (June 2009)

Dry lands

Articles: Wind erosion and ecosystem consequences following vegetation removal in a Chihuahuan Desert grassland; Climate, land-use/land-cover change and institutional response: A multi-scalar approach to human-environment interactions in southern Africa; The Grass is Greener in the Sahel - The View from Lund; Modelling land-use and land-cover change and the impact on water resources in northern Mongolia; Al Jabal Al Akhdar Initiative – Conservation and Sustainable Development in a fragile arid mountain ecosystem in northern Oman

Additional articles: Integrated assessment of carbon in Austria 1830-2000 reveals strong feedbacks between socioeconomic and ecological drivers; The potential of Fuzzy Cognitive Maps to study land dynamics; Could carbon buy food? The stakes of mitigation versus adaptation to climate change in African Countries

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