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dc.contributor.author Wessels, Konrad J
dc.date.accessioned 2009-03-27T13:55:54Z
dc.date.available 2009-03-27T13:55:54Z
dc.date.issued 2009-03
dc.identifier.citation Wessels, KJ. 2009. Letter to the editor: comments on ‘Proxy global assessment of land degradation’ by Bai et al. 2008. Soil Use and Management, Vol. 25(1), pp 91-92 en
dc.identifier.isbn 0266-0032
dc.identifier.uri www.blackwell-synergy.com
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/3267
dc.description Copyright: 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd en
dc.description.abstract There is an urgent need for a quantitative, repeatable measure of land degradation and remote sensing provides the only viable option at a regional to global scale. It is therefore commendable that Bai et al. (2008) attempted to use remote sensing methods to quantify trends in land degradation across the globe. However, their rationale and methods contain some fatal flaws and thus the results can be very misleading. As this analysis is used by the FAO Land Degradation Assessment in Drylands (LADA) programme to identify ‘hot spots’ of land degradation, the errors in the paper might have serious consequences en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Blackwell Publishing Ltd en
dc.subject Land degradation en
dc.subject Remote sensing en
dc.title Letter to the editor: Comments on ‘Proxy global assessment of land degradation’ by Bai et al. (2008) en
dc.type Article en


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