Evidence on the Environmental Impacts of Farm Land Abandonment in High Altitude/Mountain Regions: A Systematic Map (2014)

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Systematic mapping has produced a searchable database of studies relating to high altitude farmland abandonment. The map identifies a number of potential areas for fruitful future synthesis, for example research on biodiversity, soil and vegetation in the Loess Hilly Plateau in China, and soil research in Spain. Such synthesis would be rapid given the effort expended here in identifying and screening relevant articles. It also points to several areas that were under-represented in the literature, such as natural hazards (avalanche, fire and flood risk), that would potentially benefit from increased primary research.
Year: 2014
Language: English
In: Environmental Evidence, 3 (1): 1-19 p.

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