Mitigating the syndromes of desertification: The requirements for transdisciplinary research and information exchange

Hurni, Hans; Wiesmann, Urs; Kohler, Thomas (2001). Mitigating the syndromes of desertification: The requirements for transdisciplinary research and information exchange. In: Enne, G; Peter, D; Pottier, D (eds.) Desertification Convention: Data and information requirements for interdisciplinary research. Proceedings of the international workshop. Alghero, Italy. 09.-11.10.1999.

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In developing meaningful mitigation strategies to combat desertification, it is important to address the complex constellation of desertification under different bio-physical, social, demographic, political and economic conditions. In particular, desertification can be described as a cluster of key processes of global change which together form a typical syndrome. A critical reflection on the potential of research to help mitigate desertification will be a useful first step, before addressing the requirements for research partnerships between institutions at local levels and beyond. A practical example from Eritrea, an ecoregion which has been plagued by desertification for many centuries, is given at the end of the paper. It illustrates options for generating the necessary data and developing useful information in order to enhance the impact of research on sustainable development.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Division/Institute:

10 Strategic Research Centers > Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

UniBE Contributor:

Hurni, Hans; Wiesmann, Urs Martin and Kohler, Thomas

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics

Language:

English

Submitter:

Stephan Schmidt

Date Deposited:

02 Mar 2016 10:54

Last Modified:

02 Mar 2016 10:54

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.77584

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/77584

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