How to prevent the next »Global Dust Bowl«? Ecological and economic strategies for sustainable land management in the Russian steppes: A potential solution to climate change

Research question      How can degradation and desertification processes
be mitigated by development and implementation
of adequate sustainable land management practises?


large-scale intensive farming, climate change, market prices
IndicatorsSoil fertility, humus content, top soil depth, degree of desertification, productivity
Production systems   
Measures adopted agricultural management and tillage operation, advanced steppe restoration
CountryRussia | Siberia
Study sites3 regions: 1) region Michailovskoje (dry, typical
2) region Mamontovski (forested steppe),
3) region Kiprinskoje
Area60.000 km²
DurationOctober 2011 to September 2016
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