Land degradation/References

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Key publications

Hootsmans et al., 2001
R.M. Hootsmans, A.F. Bouwman, R. Leemans, G.J.J. Kreileman (2001). Modelling land degradation in IMAGE 2, National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, the Netherlands(URL:

Stoorvogel et al., 2017
J. J. Stoorvogel, M. Bakkenes, A.J.A.M. Temme, N.H. Batjes, B.J.E. ten Brink (2017). S-World: A Global Soil Map for Environmental Modelling. Land Degradation and Development, 28(1), pp. 22-33, doi:

Stoorvogel, 2014
J.J. Stoorvogel (2014). S-world: A global map of soil properties for modeling. In: D. ArrouaysN. McKenzeyJ. HempelA.C. Richer de ForgesA. McBratney (eds.), GlobalSoilMap, basis of the global spatial soil information system. Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK, pp. 227-231.

Van Beek, 2012
R. van Beek (2012). Estimating soil hydraulic properties for reconstructed maps of historic land use using pedotransfer functions, Utrecht University (Internal report), The Netherlands.

All cited references

Batjes, 1997
N.H. Batjes (1997). A world data set of derived soil properties by FAO-UNESCO soil unit for global modelling. Soil use and management, 13, pp. 9-16.

Batjes, 2009
N. H. Batjes (2009). Harmonized soil profile data for applications at global and continental scales: updates to the WISE database. Soil Use and Management, 25(2), pp. 124-127.

Bindraban et al., 2012
P.S. Bindraban, M. van der Velde, L. Ye, M. van den Berg, S. Materechera, D. I. Kiba, L. Tamene, K. V. Ragnarsdóttir, R. Jongschaap, M. Hoogmoed, W. Hoogmoed, C. van Beek, G. van Lynden (2012). Assessing the impact of soil degradation on food production. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 4(5), pp. 468-488, doi:

FAO et al., 2009
FAO, IIASA, ISRIC, ISSCAS, JRC (2009). Harmonized world soil database (version 1.1).FAO / IIASA.Rome, Italy / Laxenburg, Austria.URL:

FAO, 2011a
FAO (2011). The state of the world's land and water resources for food and agriculture (SOLAW) - Managing systems at risk, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations / Earthscan, Rome / London, URL:

Harris et al., 2013
I. Harris, P.D. Jones, T.J. Osborn, D.H. Lister (2013). Updated high-resolution grids of monthly climatic observations - the CRU TS3.10 dataset.. International Journal of Climatology, 34(3), pp. 623-642.

Nkonya et al., 2011
E. Nkonya, N. Gerber, J. von Braun, A. De Pinto (2011). Economics of land degradation - The costs of action versus inaction, IFPRI, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington D.C.(URL:;

Oldeman et al., 1991
L.R. Oldeman, R.T.A. Hakkeling, W.G. Sombroek (1991). World Map of the Status of Human-Induced Soil Degradation: An Explanatory Note, UNEP and ISRIC, Wageningen.

Rozanov et al., 1990
B.G. Rozanov, V. Targulian, D.S. Orlov (1990). Soils. In: B. L. Turner IIW. C. ClarkR. W. KatesJ. F. RichardsJ. T. MathewsW. B. Meyer (eds.), The Earth as transformed by human action: global change and regional changes in the biosphere over the past 300 years. Cambridge University Press / Clark University.

UNCCD, 2012
UNCCD (2012). Zero net land degradation, a sustainable development goal for Rio 20+ to secure the contribution of our planet's land and soil to sustainable development, including food security and poverty eradication.pp 17.UNCCD secretariat.Bonn.Access date: 2012-05-01.URL:

Wischmeier and Smith, 1978
W.H. Wischmeier, D.D. Smith (1978). Predicting rainfall erosion losses. A guide to conservation planning, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C..