Scientific Committee

  • Prof. Dr. Martin Kappas, University of Göttingen, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Ali Chafai Elalaoui, National School of Agriculture, Morocco
  • Prof. Dr. Mostafa Abo El Nil, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Kuwait
  • Prof. Dr. Inom Normatov, Institute of Water Problems, Hydropower and Ecology, Tajikistan
  • Prof. Dr. David Thomas, Oxford University, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Dr. Rainer W. Bussmann, University of Texas, United States
  • Prof. Dr. Hans-Jörg-Barth, University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c.mult. Winfried E.H. Blum, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria
  • Prof. Dr. Saied Eslamian, Princeton University, United States
  • Prof. Dr. Armin Rieser, University of Bonn, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Michel Tchotsoua, University of Ngaoundéré, Cameroon
  • Prof. Dr. Mohammad Chizari, Tarbiat Modarres University, Iran
  • Prof. Dr. Andrew S. Goudie, Oxford University, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Dr. Rupert Bäumler, University of Erlangen, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Mohan C. Saxena, Tottori University, Japan
  • Prof. Dr. Teimuraz Davitashvili, Tbilisi State University, Georgia
  • Prof. Dr. Jerry Kolo, Florida Atlantic University, United States
  • Prof. Dr. Jörg Steinbach, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Andrzej Barczuk, Warsaw University, Poland
  • Prof. Dr. Peter Speth, University of Cologne, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Wadid Erian, Arab Center for the Studies of Arid Zones and Drylands, Syria
  • Prof. Dr. Abdulaziz Abuzinada, President of NDRD, Saudi Arabia



Call for Papers ....     

"Even thou the social consequences of desertification, such as a decline of productivity and an increase in poverty, have been recognized, desertification studies in the Arab world generally lack an analysis of underlying socio-cultural forces. The failure to act now will greatly compound the cost and complexity of later remedial efforts, and because environmental degradation is beginning to pose a major threat to human well-being, especially among the poor in the region."

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