chapter  7
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Assessment of land degradation processes and identification of long-term trends in vegetation dynamics in the drylands of Greater Central Asia

WithDildora Aralova, Jahan Kariyeva, Lucas Menzel, Timur Khujanazarov, Kristina Toderich, Umut Halik, Dilshod Gofurov

The Greater Central Asia’s (GCA’s) rangelands 1 are extensive (Squires & Lu, 2018a; Orlovsky & Orlovsky, 2018) and, in common with other semi-arid and arid regions, their utilization is strongly dependent on the primary production and soils from natural ecosystems (Kharin, 2002).