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Mayaud, J.R., Bailey, R.M. and Wiggs, G.F.S. 2017. Modelled responses of the Kalahari Desert to 21st century climate and land use change. Scientific Reports, 7: 3887


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Modelled responses of the Kalahari Desert to 21st century climate and land use change.

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Drylands are home to over 2 billion people globally, many of whom use the land for agricultural and pastoral activities. These vulnerable livelihoods could be disrupted if desert dunefelds become more active in response to climate and land use change. Despite increasing knowledge about the role that wind, moisture availability and vegetation cover play in shaping dryland landscapes, relatively little is known about how drylands might respond to climatic and population pressures over the 21st century.

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