Desertification-3 - Ecological Socio-Economic soil Lossofec

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The consequences of desertification • Ecological • Socio-Economic
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soil ECOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES OF DESERTIFICATION
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Changes soil quality loss of soil nutrients Changes land surface characteristics dry Reduces the agricultural productivity Loss of ecosystem diversity Ecological Effects – Soil Resources
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water ECOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES OF DESERTIFICATION
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Changes water quality and quantity Less rainfall Drought Loss of productivity Impairment of aquatic ecosystems Ecological Effects –Water Resources
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Wildlife, plants and people ECOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES OF DESERTIFICATION
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Reduction in biodiversity Reduces plant composition and abundance Ecological Effects –Wildlife, Plants and People
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climate ECOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES OF DESERTIFICATION
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Changes energy balance E.g. more sunlight & temperature Changes in carbon, hydrological and nutrient cycles E.g. Increase carbon dioxide emission greenhouse effect
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