ARIDnet: A Research Network for Studies of Global Desertification

ARIDnet is Research Coordination Network (funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation). Our goal is to provide leadership for developing and testing a new synthetic paradigm for desertification. This paradigm, which we call the Drylands Development Paradigm, is based on the simultaneous roles of the meteorological and ecological dimensions of desertification (the biophysical factors) and the human dimensions of desertification (the socio-economic factors).