French Scientific Committee on Desertification

Comité Scientifique Français de la Désertification

Trees and desertification in the Mediterranean

Woody vegetation form an important part of most ecosystems, from boreal and humid and temperate to arid and semi-arid zones. Within Mediterranean ecosystems, they interact with other vegetal and animal species in quite complex and specific ways. They strengthen the ecosystems resilience and greatly contribute to the services that they offer. Breaking off these interactions […]

Innovative answers to the erosive crisis in drylands

This presentation tackles first the genesis of the erosive crisis in drylands. In these ecosystems the dominant mineral forms, specific biodiversity, the rich but vulnerable landscapes patrimony have fostered the creation of ingenious and resilient agro-systems, high levels of human and cattle mobility which enable adaptation to drought: nomadic or semi nomadic cattle rearing.Then, the […]