eLibrary DESERTIFICATION Version 1 (October 2021)

The purpose of this eLibrary is to introduce the some of the evidence of the causes of desertification and its impact on the environment. The list is not intended to be exhaustive. All the pieces are free-online. However, some items have been republished in Academia Edu [AE] and Research Gate [RG]. These can be accessed simply by registering at each (once only). 

AGNES (2020) Desertification and Climate Change in Africa. Policy Brief 1

ARUP (2018) Cities Alive. Rethinking Cities in Arid Environments

Bedoui, C. (2020) ‘Study of desertification sensitivity in Talh region (Central Tunisia) using remote sensing, G.I.S. and the M.E.D.A.L.U.S. approach’, Geoenvironmental Disasters, 7

Burrell, A.L., Evans, J.P. and de Kauwe, M.G. (2020) ‘Anthropogenic climate change has driven over 5 million km2 of drylands towards desertification’, Nature Communications, 11

Coelho Castro, F. and  Marcos dos Santos, A. (2020) ‘Salinity of the Soil and the Risk of Desertification in the Semiarid RegionMercator – Revista de Geografia da UFC, 19, 1

Darbalaeva, D., Mikheeva, A. and Zhamyanova, Y. (2020) ‘The socio-economic consequences of the desertification processes in MongoliaE3S Web of Conferences 164

Fartm, Z.F.A. (2020) ‘Desertification in Iraq and how to Combat it’. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 553

Future Policy Award (2017) Combating Desertification and Land Degradation: The World’s Best Policies

Han, J., Dai, H. and Gu, Z. (2021) ‘Sandstorms and desertification in Mongolia, an example of future climate events: a reviewEnvironmental Chemistry Letters

Hussein, S.M.H. (2017) Understanding the Drivers of Drought in Somalia: Environmental Degradation as a Drought Determinant, Somali Institute for Development & Research Analysis

Hu, Y., Han, Y. and Zhang, Y. (2020) ‘Land desertification and its influencing factors in Kazakhstan’, Journal of Arid Environments, 180

Huang, J., e.a. (2020) ‘Global desertification vulnerability to climate change and human activities’, Land Degradation and Development 31, 10. [RG]

International Organization for Migration and United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (2019) Addressing the Land Degradation – Migration Nexus: The Role of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

Karmaoui, A. (2019) ‘Drought and desertification in Moroccan Pre-Sahara, Draa valleys: exploring from the perspective of young people’, Geoenvironmental Disasters, 6, 2.

Kempf, M. (2021) ‘Monitoring landcover change and desertification processes in northern China and Mongolia using historical written sources and vegetation indices’ Climate of the Past. Preprint

Liang. X. e.a. (2021) ‘Research Progress of Desertification and Its Prevention in Mongolia’, Sustainability, 13

Lyu, Y., e.a. (2020) ‘Desertification Control Practices in China’ Sustainability, 12

Neary, D.G. (2018) ‘Wildfire Contribution to Desertification at Local, Regional, and Global Scales’ in V.R. Squires and A. Ariapour (eds) Desertification 

Nkona, E., e.a. (2020) The Economics of Desertification, Land Degradation, and Drought Toward an Integrated Global Assessment ZEF-Discussion Papers on Development Policy No. 150

Patel, R. (2021) ‘Desertification: Description, Causes and Impacts’, Journal of Research in Humanities and Social Sciences, 9, 7, 45-48

Prince, S.D. and Podwojewski, P. (2019) ‘Desertification: Inappropriate images lead to inappropriate actions’, Land Degradation and Development

Reed, M.S. and Stringer, L.C. (2015) Climate change and desertification: Anticipating, assessing & adapting to future change in drylands

Salvia, R., e.a. (2019) ‘Desertification Risk and Rural Development in Southern Europe: Permanent Assessment and Implications for Sustainable Land Management and Mitigation Policies’, Land, 8

Saulawa, B.G., e.a. (2018) ‘Impact and control of desertification in the drylands: A review article’, International Journal of Development and Sustainability, 7, 10. 

Sethi, P., e.a. (2018) Economics of Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought in India Vol I: Macroeconomic assessment of the costs of land degradation in India Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Singh, R.B. (2019) ‘A composite method to identify desertification ‘hotspots’ and ‘brightspots’’ Land Degradation and Development,

Sterk, G. and Stoorvogel, J.J. (2020) ‘Desertification–Scientific Versus Political Realities’, Land, 9

UNCCD (2020) Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought, TST Issues Brief

Wijitkosum, S. (2021) ‘Factor influencing land degradation sensitivity and desertification in a drought prone watershed in ThailandInternational Soil and Water Conservation Research 9, 2, 217-228 [RG]You, Y, Zhou, N. and Wang, Y (2021) ‘Comparative study of desertification control policies and regulations in representative countries of the Belt and Road Initiative’, Global Ecology and Conservation, 27.