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Desertification

Forest loss and degradation can lead to soil erosion by wind and water, and even to the desertification of entire areas – a phenomenon hastened by climate change. Sustainable forest management and restoration can protect soil from erosion, provide windbreaks to prevent desertification, and regenerate degraded areas with new forest growth and plantations.

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Trees are crucial organisms in many terrestrial ecosystems. Tree responses to climate variations could influence the global carbon and water cycles considerably...

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