Research & Application
  1.  DESIRE, 2012. Desire for Greener Land: Options for Sustainable Land Management in Drylands. University of Bern – CDE, Alterra – Wageningen UR. ISRIC – World Soil Information and CTA – Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation. “available
  2. Kosmas C., Karavitis C., Kairis O., Kounalaki A., Fassouli V., and Tsesmelis D., Using Indicators for Identifying Best Land Management Practices for Combating Desertification, Agricultural University of Athens, 2012, Fragile arid and semi-arid ecosystems are in urgent need of integrated conservation approaches that can prevent and reduce widespread degradation. DESIRE Project

Related Publications

  1. Hessel, R., M.S. Reed, N.Geeson, C.Ritsema, G.van Lynden, C.A. Karavitis, G.Schwilch, V.Jetten, P.Burger, M.J. van der Werff ten Bosch, S.Verzandvoort, E. van den Elsen, and K. Witsenburg. 2014, From Framework to Action: The DESIRE approach to combat desertification. Environmental Management, DOI 10.1007/s00267-014-0346-3.
  2. Kosmas C, Kairis O, Karavitis C, Ritsema C, Salvati L, Acikalin S, Alcala´ M, Alfama P, Atlhopheng J, Barrera J, Belgacem A, Sole´Benet A, Brito J, Chaker M, Chanda R, Coelho C, Darkoh M, Diamantis I, Ermolaeva O, Fassouli V, Fei W, Feng J, Fernandez F, Ferreira A, Gokceoglu C, Gonzalez D, Gungor H, Hessel R, Juying J, Khatteli H, Khitrov N, Kounalaki A, Laouina A, Lollino P, Lopes M, Magole L, Medina L, Mendoza M, Morais P, Mulale K, Ocakoglu F, Ouessar M, Ovalle C, Perez C, Perkins J, Pliakas F, Polemio M, Pozo A, Prat C, Qinke Y, Ramos A, Ramos J, Riquelme J, Romanenkov V, Rui L, Santaloia F, Sebego R, Sghaier M, Silva N, Sizemskaya M, Soares J, Sonmez H, Taamallah H, Tezcan L, Torri D, Ungaro F, Valente S, de Vente J, Zagal E, Zeiliguer A, Zhonging W, Ziogas A. 2014, Evaluation and selection of indicators for land degradation and desertification monitoring: methodological approach. Environmental Management. doi: 10.1007/s00267-013-0109-6
  3. Kosmas C, Kairis O, Karavitis C, Ritsema C, Salvati L, Acikalin S, Alcala´ M, Alfama P, Atlhopheng J, Barrera J, Belgacem A, Sole´Benet A, Brito J, Chaker M, Chanda R, Coelho C, Darkoh M, Diamantis I, Ermolaeva O, Fassouli V, Fei W, Feng J, Fernandez F, Ferreira A, Gokceoglu C, Gonzalez D, Gungor H, Hessel R, Juying J, Khatteli H, Khitrov N, Kounalaki A, Laouina A, Lollino P, Lopes M, Magole L, Medina L, Mendoza M, Morais P, Mulale K, Ocakoglu F, Ouessar M, Ovalle C, Perez C, Perkins J, Pliakas F, Polemio M, Pozo A, Prat C, Qinke Y, Ramos A, Ramos J, Riquelme J, Romanenkov V, Rui L, Santaloia F, Sebego R, Sghaier M, Silva N, Sizemskaya M, Soares J, Sonmez H, Taamallah H, Tezcan L, Torri D, Ungaro F, Valente S, de Vente J, Zagal E, Zeiliguer A, Zhonging W, Ziogas A. 2014, Evaluation and Selection of Indicators for Land Degradation and Desertification Monitoring: Types of Degradation, Causes, and Implications for Management. Environmental Management. doi 10.1007/s00267-013-0110-0
  4. Salvati, L., Zitti, M., Ceccarelli, T., and Perini, L., 2009. Developing a Synthetic Index of Land Vulnerability to Drought and Desertification. Geographical Research, 47: 280–291. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-5871.2009.00590.x
  5. Kibblewhite J, Rubio JL, Kosmas C, Jones R, Arrouays D, Huber S, Verheijen F. Environmental assessment of soil for monitoring desertification in Europe. United Nations Convention for Combating Desertification, Madrid, p 62, 3–14 Sept 2007
  6. Brandt, J., and Geeson, N., 2005. Desertification Information System to Support National Action Programmes in the Mediterranean (DISMED). DIS4ME, Desertification Indicator System for Mediterranean Europe, www.unibas.it/desertnet/dis4me/
  7. Kosmas, C., Tsara, M., Moustakas, N., Karavitis, Ch., 2003. Identification of Indicators for Desertification. Annals of Arid Zone, 42 (3 & 4): 393 – 416.
  8. Kosmas, C., Kirkby, M., and Geeson, N., 1999. Manual on: Key indicators of desertification and mapping environmentally sensitive areas to desertification. European Commission, Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development, EUR 18882, p.87.