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Desert Affairs Program: an initiative on integrating research, education, and application for sustainable development in arid and semi-arid lands
Author(s): Qian Ye; Michael H. Glantz; Xiaoling Pan; Wei Gao; Yingjun Ma
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Paper Abstract

By recognizing the issues related with drought, desertification, diversity and development (i.e., the 4Ds) in arid and semi-arid lands in Central and Western Asia, The need of developing an interdisciplinary and environment-oriented education and training program, named “Desert Affairs Program”, is discussed. Its aim is to train present and future researchers, policymakers and educators for dealing with issues related to environmental science, impacts, policy, economy and ethics in arid and semi-arid lands in Central and Western Asia.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4890, Ecosystems Dynamics, Ecosystem-Society Interactions, and Remote Sensing Applications for Semi-Arid and Arid Land, (14 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.465957
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Qian Ye, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences (China)
National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)
International Ctr. for Desert Affairs (China)
Michael H. Glantz, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)
International Ctr. for Desert Affairs (China)
Xiaoling Pan, Xinjiang Univ. (China)
International Ctr. for Desert Affairs (China)
Wei Gao, Natural Resource Ecology Lab., Colorado State Univ. (United States)
International Ctr. for Desert Affairs (China)
Yingjun Ma, Xinjiang Ctr. of Resources and Environment (China)
International Ctr. for Desert Affairs (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4890:
Ecosystems Dynamics, Ecosystem-Society Interactions, and Remote Sensing Applications for Semi-Arid and Arid Land
Xiaoling Pan; Wei Gao; Michael H. Glantz; Yoshiaki Honda, Editor(s)

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