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  Information - TM01 An European View of Desertification. DeserNet. European Network for Research Desertification

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Mitigating the effects of drought, combating desertification and alleviating poverty in drylands are challenges whose importance should be sufficiently recognized within the context of global environmental changes and sustainable development.

As members of an interdisciplinary groups of scientists, active in basic and applied research on land degradation/desertification we intend to coordinate our activities in view of possible collaboration at national and international level.

For this purpose, the European DESERTNET is open since September 2005 to all scientists wanting to join our association and collaborate with us. The purpose of the Townhall meeting is (i) to have an open discussion related to the current state-of-the-art of the Desertification processes, assessment and mitigation; (ii) to show the DESERTNET organization to the EGU participants and (iii) to develop future research programs within the scientific community and with stakeholders and policy-makers.

Preliminary List of Solicited Speakers
Prof. Dr. Anton Charles Imeson
Physical Geographer Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics
University of Amsterdam
Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
1018 WV Amsterdam

Dr. Mariam Akhtar-Schuster. Biocentre Klein Flottbek and Botanical Garden
University of Hamburg.Ohnhorststr. 18, 22609 Hamburg, Germany

María José Marqués Pérez
Dpto. Investigación Agroambiental
Instituto Madrileño de Investigación en Desarrollo Rural Agrario y Alimentario (IMIDRA) Comunidad de Madrid
Finca El Encín. IMIDRA.
Ctra. A-2, km 38.2; 28800-Alcalá de Henares
Madrid, España


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