Land Degradation and Restoration: the State-of-the-Art
Conveners: Conveners: Artemi Cerdà and David Finger
Land Degradation faces complex challenges at the beginning of the XXI century, with environmental, social, economic and political dimensions. Although the topic was originally focused on the arid, semiarid, and dry sub-humid regions, land degradation is increasingly seen as a worldwide threat. This session provides a platform for papers that discuss biophysical (soil erosion, soil degradation, climate change, flora and fauna, water resources, ecosystem services…), social (gender, community research approaches, farmers perceptions, land use decision making…), economic (land management, poverty, investments in sustainable land management…) and political aspects (new and old policies, land rights, governance…) at different temporal and spatial scales. we invite papers that show local, regional and worldwide examples of land degradation, restoration and remediation programs, biophysical, societal and economic approaches and multidisciplinary approaches to land degradation research.