Causes and consequences of desertification in Africa

Komes, Silvija (2015) Causes and consequences of desertification in Africa. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Geography.

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Abstract

In the area of Africa, from the equator to the north and south, there is a proper mirror alternation of climatic vegetation zones with their specific mean of temperature and rainfall, soil, flora and fauna. In the area of Sahel, actually in the transition of the dry and thorny savannah towards the Sahara, the most intensive process of desertification in the world takes place. High intensity of evaporation causes increased salinity of soil, along with over intensified grazing and with the key anthropogenic influence, the ecological balance is completely disrupted and the desert is expanding into formerly used crop and pasture areas. The aim of this paper is to point out the causes and consequences of the problem of desertification in Africa, which is also one of the poorest areas of the world due to the high population density and unfavorable climatic changes and living conditions.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Keywords: desertification, degradation, Sahelian zone, Africa, UNCCD
Supervisor: Buzjak, Nenad
Date: 2015
Number of Pages: 18
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Geography
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
Depositing User: dipl. bib. Ljljana Bajs
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2016 11:30
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 11:30
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/4446

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