Arid Lands Restoration and Combat of Desertification

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Drylands in Dubai

Ecological Restoration of Dryland Areas

A message of Alice Maria Rodrigues Nunes

The Working Group 3 of COST Action ES1104, ‘Arid Lands Restoration and Combat of Desertification: Setting Up a Drylands and Desert Restoration Hub’ kindly invites you to answer to the questionnaire on the ecological restoration of dryland areas.

The aim of the survey is to establish current knowledge of best practice for drylands restoration and to look towards innovation in this important field, by gauging the range of ecological restoration projects that have been implemented not only in Europe but also in other parts of the world. You may find attached an invitation letter from the Chair of the COST Action ES1104, Dr Dr Benz Kotzen.

The questionnaire is divided in two parts (A and B).

If you have not had the opportunity to complete Part A before, which gathers information about the contributing expert answering the survey and the restoration project area, you can still do so by following the link below to part A, which should take you no more than 5 minutes to complete:

Part A: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1JAJoSmYopB8im47ObAuUGwZNSw7KOE2iuc2Gm1oLr58/viewform?usp=send_form

If you already filled in part A, we kindly invite you to complete part B. It addresses in more detail restoration: i) context and motivation; ii) planning, practice and maintenance; iii) criteria for plant species selection; iv) monitoring and outcome; and v) costs and benefits. Please follow the link below to part B, which should take you no more than 30 minutes to complete: 

Part B: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WQhLGJMAtKtnM_zm2QVOnYmelBTfJ3nqeTsZDkpeV-o/viewform?usp=send_form

Please will you kindly complete the part B of the survey by 15/02/2015.

Whenever questionnaire information is used and/or disseminated, an acknowledgement will be made to the contributor expert and/or institution.

We thank you in advance for your collaboration,

Best regards,

Cristina Branquinho

 

Author: Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.

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