EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > HABITAT CONVERSION/FRAGMENTATION > DESERTIFICATION
The formation of deserts in arid and semi-arid regions from overgrazing, deforestation, poor agricultural practices, and climate change. Evidence of desertification can be found today in Africa, the Middle East, and the southwestern United States.
Chiras, Daniel D. 1998. Environmental Science. A Systems Approach to Sustainable Development. Wadsworth Publishing Company. Belmont, California.