(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Desertification risk, long-term land-use changes and environmental resilience : a case study in Basilicata, Italy

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SALVATI L. (1) ; DE ANGELIS A. ; BAJOCCO S. (2) ; FERRARA A. (3) ; BARONE P.M. (4) ;
(1) Consiglio per la Ricerca e la sperimentazione in Agricoltura, centro per lo studio delle Relazioni Pianta-Suolo (CRA-RPS), Roma, ITALIE
(2) Consiglio per la Ricerca e la sperimentazione in Agricoltura, unità di ricerca per la Climatologia e la Meteorologia applicate all'Agricoltura (CRA-CMA),, Rome, ITALIE
(3) Environmental Sciences, University of Basilicata, Potenza, ITALIE
(4) Department of Physics, University of Roma, Rome, ITALIE


The paper diachronically (1975–2006) analyses the impact of land-use changes (LUCs) on land vulnerability to desertification at two coastal sites in southern Italy with different environmental and socio-economic conditions, to identify landscape responses to territorial reconfiguration. Both initial land vulnerability and its increase over time are higher in areas experiencing LUCs than in areas with stable patterns of land-use. Stable, low levels of land vulnerability to desertification are associated with forests and semi-natural areas, while urbanisation and agricultural intensification led to marked increases in land vulnerability.


Article of periodic

published at : Scottish geographical journal / ISSN 1751-665X

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1999)

Millesime : 2013 [pp. 1-17]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 4 fig., 5 tabl., 2 phot.




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