Social-ecological systems across the Asian Drylands Belt (ADB)

Jiquan Chen, Zutao Ouyang, Ranjeet John, Geoffrey M Henebry, Pavel Ya Groisman, Arnon Karnieli, Steven Pueppke, Maira Kussainova, Amarjargal Amartuvshin, Askarbek Tulobaev

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Drylands are defined according to the aridity index, the ratio between average annual
precipitation and potential evapotranspiration (PET). This identifies four biomes: the hyper-arid, arid, semi-arid, and dry sub-humid (Safriel 2009). Asian drylands extend across an immense landscape that stretches westward from Mongolia to the eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea. As the largest drylands system on the planet, they account for over 30% of total global drylands (Henebry et al. 2020
Original languageEnglish GB
Title of host publicationLandscape Dynamics of Drylands across Greater Central Asia: People, Societies and Ecosystems
Number of pages35
StatePublished - 2020


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