Desertification in Northwestern Greece; The Case of Kella
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The mountainous area in the northwestern Greece near the Vegoritis lake is characterized by extremely low plant cover. According to the climatic conditions prevailing and taking into account the vegetation of adjacent areas it seems that the type of system favoured there is that of deciduous trees mixed with evergreen sclerophylls. Nevertheless, the vegetation is very sparse dominated exclusively by Juniperus oxycedrus; under such conditions,soil erosion is very strong. The soil bareness is attributed to overgrazing pressure acting for long in the area.
KeywordsSoil Erosion Soil Bareness Plant Coverage DESERTIFIED Land Grazing Animal
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