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Kategorie Textpublikation
Referenztyp Zeitschriften
DOI 10.1016/j.cosust.2021.04.013
Titel (primär) Climate change, drought, land degradation and migration: exploring the linkages
Autor Hermans, K.; McLeman, R.
Quelle Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
Erscheinungsjahr 2021
Department CLE
Band/Volume 50
Seite von 236
Seite bis 244
Sprache englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Abstract Droughts are significant drivers of land degradation, which in turn has adverse effects on resource-dependent rural populations and can potentially lead to livelihood losses and subsequent migration out of affected areas. Linkages between land degradation and migration are complex and not particularly well documented, as they occur within a larger context of multi-scale interactions of socio-economic, political, demographic, and environmental processes. Given these uncertainties, further research in this field is needed. Here, we review existing research on how droughts affect land degradation-migration dynamics, and illustrate the pathways by which migration is affected by and responds to the climatic driver. We pay particular attention to methods used to identify, measure, and understand migration related to land degradation – including statistical approaches, application of remote sensing data and qualitative approaches – and identify common challenges encountered by researchers. We conclude by identifying future directions and priorities for research.
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Hermans, K., McLeman, R. (2021):
Climate change, drought, land degradation and migration: exploring the linkages
Curr. Opin. Environ. Sustain. 50 , 236 - 244 10.1016/j.cosust.2021.04.013