Approaches to the ecological and economical assessment of desertification processes
This paper suggests a methodology for assessing the economic, social, and ecological consequences of the desertification process. The major factors governing the economic damage are identified. An ecological and economic analysis of a model area of intense desertification is carried out. Public opinion poll data are used to assess the economic and social consequences.
Keywordsdesertification assessment consequences ecological and economic damage direct loss of products lost profit
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