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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2015/B32/S13.019

EVOLUTION OF LAND DEGRADATION IN TIMIS COUNTY

Halbac-Cotoara-Zamfir R.
Wednesday 23 September 2015 by Libadmin2015

References: 15th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2015, www.sgem.org, SGEM2015 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-37-7 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 18-24, 2015, Book3 Vol. 2, 139-144 pp

ABSTRACT
During the last decades, the scientific community in special and the humanity in general agreed that topics like land degradation and desertification are “hot” topics and they are surrounded by many, again, hot questions. Using as base two important international documents, UNCCD land definition from 1986 as well as the conceptual framework of Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, land as concept can be reduced to “terrestrial ecosystem”, in this way, land degradation being a “reduction or loss of ecosystem services, notably the primary production services”.
Land degradation is a very complex system involving different types of interactions and links between processes, generated by causes and affected by factors. If we want to reduce the extent of land degradation, scientifically robust and accurate information is needed for a consistent monitoring, for establishing priorities in land restoration and for adopting appropriate solutions.
This paper will present the evolution of land degradation in Timis County and will try to present a better understanding of land’s value to society considering the continuous demand for new lands.

Keywords: land degradation, land value, Timis County

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