Science in China Series D: Earth Sciences

, Volume 45, Supplement 1, pp 109–114 | Cite as

Getting ‘holistic’ about land rehabilitation in hot arid regions

  • Adrian Williams


The paper describes Western Australian examples and causes of land degradation. It outlines shortcomings in the methodologies used to rehabilitate these areas. From this a protocol is suggested for an ‘holistic’ approach to land rehabilitation.


vegetation rehabilitation arid regions community participation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for the Management of Arid EnvironmentsKalgoorlieAustralia

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