Resilience and recovery potential of duneland vegetation in the southern Kalahari

Abinash Bhattachan, Paolo D'Odorico, Kebonyethata Dintwe, Gregory Okin & Scott Collins
Many dune fields around the world have undergone alternating periods of mobilization and stabilization in response to changes in wind power and rainfall. However, in modern times disturbances associated with land use are believed to be a dominant factor contributing to the activation of stabilized vegetated dunes in drylands, while the reduction in human activities such as grazing and farming may lead to stabilization of once active dune fields. The Kalahari region of southern Africa...
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