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dc.contributorVogt, Jürgenen_US
dc.contributorThomas, Richarden_US
dc.contributorSommer, Stefanen_US
dc.contributorMartius, Christopheren_US
dc.contributorAkhtar-Schuster, Mariamen_US
dc.creatorWinslow, Marken_US
dc.identifier.citationMark Winslow, Jürgen Vogt, Richard Thomas, Stefan Sommer, Christopher Martius, Mariam Akhtar-Schuster. (29/3/2011). Science for improving the monitoring and assessment of dryland degradation. Land Degradation and Development, 22 (2), pp. 145-149.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) commissioned its First Scientific Conference in 2009 to deliberate on ways to improve the global monitoring and assessment of dryland degradation to support decision-making in land and water management. The papers included in this issue of Land Degradation & Development elaborate the reasoning behind the 11 recommendations that emerged from the Conference and were formally submitted to the UNCCD. These papers argue for a more holistic, harmonised and integrated approach to dryland monitoring and assessment, and describe scientific and institutional approaches for achieving this goal. A central challenge is to integrate human/social with environmental observations in accordance with the Convention's view that the interactions and tradeoffs between human development needs and land condition must be considered. A global monitoring and assessment regime should be established to gather and analyse relevant data on a routine basis, allowing locally-relevant indicators to be aggregated into meaningful classes appropriate to different decision-making levels. The underlying forces that cause changes in land condition should also be monitored and assessed so that remedial actions can target the true causes of dryland degradation, including social, economic, policy, institutional and knowledge drivers that have often been overlooked in the past. Monitoring and assessment should hybridise differing types of knowledge generated by different stakeholders in order to strengthen collective capacities to combat dryland degradation. An independent scientific advisory mechanism should be created to advise the UNCCD about the results emerging from the monitoring and assessment regime in order to improve decision-making.en_US
dc.publisherJohn Wiley and Sonsen_US
dc.sourceLand Degradation and Development;22,(2011) Pagination 145-149en_US
dc.subjectdryland development paradigmen_US
dc.subjectintegrated assessment modellingen_US
dc.titleScience for improving the monitoring and assessment of dryland degradationen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idThomas, Richard: 0000-0002-8009-5681en_US
cg.subject.agrovocknowledge managementen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics - ICRISATen_US
cg.contributor.centerUnited Nations University Institute of Water, Environment and Health - UNU-INWEHen_US
cg.contributor.centerEuropean Commission, Joint Research Center, Institute for Environment and Sustainability - EU-JRC-IESen_US
cg.contributor.centerDesertNet International - DNIen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.projectCommunication and Documentation Information Services (CODIS)en_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.isijournalISI Journalen_US
dc.identifier.statusTimeless limited accessen_US
cg.journalLand Degradation and Developmenten_US

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