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Title: A systems approach to restoring degraded drylands

Author: James, Jeremy J.; Sheley, Roger L.; Erickson, Todd; Rollins, Kimberly S.; Taylor, Michael H.; Dixon, Kingsley W.;

Date: 2013

Source: Journal of Applied Ecology. 50: 730-739.

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: Drylands support over 2 billion people and are major providers of critical ecosystem goods and services across the globe. Drylands, however, are one of the most susceptible biomes to degradation. International programmes widely recognize dryland restoration as key to combating global dryland degradation and ensuring future global sustainability. While the need to restore drylands is widely recognized and large amounts of resources are allocated to these activities, rates of restoration success remain overwhelmingly low.

Keywords: desert, invasion, restoration, state-and-transition models, thresholds

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James, Jeremy J.; Sheley, Roger L.; Erickson, Todd; Rollins, Kimberly S.; Taylor, Michael H.; Dixon, Kingsley W. 2013. A systems approach to restoring degraded drylands. Journal of Applied Ecology. 50: 730-739.

 


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