Desertification and Risk Analysis Using High and Medium Resolution Satellite Data

Training Workshop on Mapping Desertification

  • Alberto Marini
  • Mohamed Talbi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. General Aspects of Desertification

    1. Mohamed Tahar, Lamia Boureboune
      Pages 3-18
    2. Amina Malaki, Abdelilah El Ghannouchi, Mohamed El Wartiti
      Pages 19-26
    3. Mohamed Talbi, Najet Ben-Mansour, Khaled Talbi, Nabil Gasmi
      Pages 27-46
    4. Gaetano Pace, Gaia Vaglio Laurin, Lucio Pires Do Rosario, Maurizio Sciortino
      Pages 71-82
  3. Application of Remote Sensing Techniques to Desertification Mapping

    1. Stefano Natali, Loreto Pellegrini, Gianluigi Rossi, Ludovica Giordano, Massimo Iannetta, Gabriele Schino et al.
      Pages 105-116
    2. Mohamed El Wartiti, Amina Malaki, Mohamed Zahraoui, Felice Di Gregorio, Jo De Waele
      Pages 143-156
    3. Mohamed Osman Arnous, Mohamed Ahmed Sidi Cheikh, Ben Zaied Mongi, Riadh Aliout, Rabah Hadj-Ali, Yassine Garouni et al.
      Pages 183-197
    4. Amina Malaki, Mohamed El Wartiti, Abdelilah El Ghannouchi
      Pages 199-206
    5. Livio Rossi
      Pages 217-228
    6. Alberto Marini, Mohamed Talbi
      Pages 261-269
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 271-274

About these proceedings


This work becomes with methodological rigor a part of the innovative proposals for the characterization of the areas at risk of desertification. The complexity of the phenomenon of desertification, which involves extended surfaces in all continents, is one of the most alarming processes of the environmental degradation of our Planet and threatens the health and the living conditions of over a billion of persons. The food crisis, in continuous increase, ask for the world of research to urgently supply reassuring solutions concerning the acquisition of indicators, which are easy to monitor and concur to control the phenomenon in order to fight its acceleration. The constant but different combination that determines the diffusion of deserti- cation in the territories, attributable mostly to climatic changes and the activities of the man, makes our job challenging and complicated, since it varies from region to region. We are aware of all this and therefore we think that the methodological approach of survey of the data is an extremely important element to locate of the phenomenon and to monitor its course. This work, which is characterized for its multi-disciplinary approach, suggests solutions that we wish will quickly find concrete applications at international level. Prof. Bruno Dettori President CNLSD (Comitato Nazionale per la Lotta alla Siccità e alla Desertificazione) v


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Editors and affiliations

  • Alberto Marini
    • 1
  • Mohamed Talbi
    • 2
  1. 1.University of CagliariItaly
  2. 2.IRA Remote Sensing LaboratoryInstitut des Regions AridesMedenineTunisia

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