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EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > HABITAT CONVERSION/FRAGMENTATION > DEFORESTATION
Definition:
Deforestation is the removal of trees from a locality. This removal may be either temporary or permanent, leading to partial or complete eradication of the tree cover. It can be a gradual or rapid process, and may occur by means of natural or human agencies, or a combination of both.
Reference:
Goudie, Andrew. 1997. The Encyclopedic Dictionary of Physical Geography. Blackwell Publishing, Malden, Massachusetts.
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