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dc.contributorKosmas, Costasen_US
dc.contributorKairis, Orestisen_US
dc.contributorKaravitis, Christos A.en_US
dc.contributorAcikalin, sanemen_US
dc.contributorOuled Belgacem, Azaiezen_US
dc.contributorSole Benet, Alberten_US
dc.contributorChaker, Milouden_US
dc.contributorFassouli, V.en_US
dc.contributorGokceoglu, Candanen_US
dc.contributorGungor, H.en_US
dc.contributorHessel, Rudien_US
dc.contributorKhatteli, Houcineen_US
dc.contributorKounalaki, Aikaterineen_US
dc.contributorLaouina, Abdellahen_US
dc.contributorocakoglu, Faruken_US
dc.contributorOuessar, Mohameden_US
dc.contributorRitsema, Coenen_US
dc.contributorSghaier, Mongien_US
dc.contributorSonmez, Harunen_US
dc.contributorTaamallah, Houcineen_US
dc.contributorTezcan, L.en_US
dc.contributorde Vente, Jorisen_US
dc.creatorSalvati, lucaen_US
dc.identifier.citationLuca Salvati, Costas Kosmas, Orestis Kairis, Christos A. Karavitis, sanem Acikalin, Azaiez Ouled Belgacem, Albert Sole Benet, Miloud Chaker, V. Fassouli, Candan Gokceoglu, H. Gungor, Rudi Hessel, Houcine Khatteli, Aikaterine Kounalaki, Abdellah Laouina, Faruk ocakoglu, Mohamed Ouessar, Coen Ritsema, Mongi Sghaier, Harun Sonmez, Houcine Taamallah, L. Tezcan, Joris de Vente. (28/2/2015). Unveiling soil degradation and desertification risk in the Mediterranean basin: a data mining analysis of the relationships between biophysical and socioeconomic factors in agro-forest landscapes. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 58(10), pp. 1789-1803.en_US
dc.description.abstractSoil degradation and desertification processes in the Mediterranean basin reflect the interplay between environmental and socioeconomic drivers. An approach to evaluate comparatively the multiple relationships between biophysical variables and socioeconomic factors is illustrated in the present study using the data collected from 586 field sites located in five Mediterranean areas (Spain, Greece, Turkey, Tunisia and Morocco). A total of 47 variables were chosen to illustrate land-use, farm characteristics, population pressure, tourism development, rainfall regime, water availability, soil properties and vegetation cover, among others. A data mining approach incorporating non-parametric inference, principal component analysis and hierarchical clustering was developed to identify candidate syndromes of soil degradation and desertification risk. While field sites in the same study area showed a substantial similarity, the multivariate relationship among variables diverged among study areas. Data mining techniques proved to be a practical tool to identify spatial determinants of soil degradation and desertification risk. Our findings identify the contrasting spatial patterns for biophysical and socioeconomic variables, in turn associated with different responses to land degradation.en_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)en_US
dc.sourceJournal of Environmental Planning and Management;58,(2015) Pagination 1789,1803en_US
dc.subjecthuman pressureen_US
dc.subjectresponse assemblageen_US
dc.titleUnveiling soil degradation and desertification risk in the Mediterranean basin: a data mining analysis of the relationships between biophysical and socioeconomic factors in agro-forest landscapesen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idOuled Belgacem, Azaiez: 0000-0002-5946-7540en_US
cg.subject.agrovocdata miningen_US
cg.subject.agrovocmediterranean regionen_US
cg.contributor.centerConsiglio per la Ricerca e la Sperimentazione in Agricoltura / Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l'analisi dell'economia agraria - CRA / CREAen_US
cg.contributor.centerAgricultural University of Athensen_US
cg.contributor.centerEskisehir Osmangazi University - ESOGUen_US
cg.contributor.centerArid Regions Institute - IRAen_US
cg.contributor.centerThe Spanish National Research Council, The Experimental Station of arid zones - CSIC - EEZAen_US
cg.contributor.centerMohammed V University - UMVen_US
cg.contributor.centerWageningen University & Research Centre - WURen_US
cg.contributor.crpCRP on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.funderNot Applicableen_US
cg.coverage.regionSouthern Europeen_US
cg.coverage.regionNorthern Africaen_US
cg.coverage.regionWestern Asiaen_US
dc.identifier.statusLimited accessen_US

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