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List of Authors, Reviewers and Contributors

Editor:

Exequiel Ezcurra, San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego, California,

USA

Technical copyeditors:

Margaret Dykens, San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego,

California, USA

Isolina Martínez, San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego, California,

USA


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Authors:

Timo Maukonen, UNEP DEWA, Nairobi, Kenya

Kakuko Nagatani, DEWA, UNEP-ROLAC, Mexico City, Mexico

Marcus Lee, UNEP DEWA, Nairobi, Kenya

Exequiel Ezcurra, San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego, California,

USA


CHAPTER 1: NATURAL HISTORY AND EVOLUTION OF THE WORLD ’S

DESERTS


Lead author:

Exequiel Ezcurra, San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego, California,

USA

Contributing authors:

Charlotte González, San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego,

California, USA

Eric Mellink, Centro de Investigación Científica y Educación Superior de

Ensenada (CICESE), Ensenada, Mexico

Scott Morrison, The Nature Conservancy, California, USA

Andrew Warren, Department of Geography, University College London, UK

Elisabet Wehncke, San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego,

California, USA

Box authors:

David Dent, ISRIC - World Soil Information, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Paul Driessen, ITC, Enschede, The Netherlands


CHAPTER 2 - PEOPLE AND DESERTS

Lead author:

Mary Seely, Desert Research Foundation of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia

Contributing authors:

Ahmed I. Al-Amoud, College of Agriculture, Riyadh, Saudia Arabia

Dawn Chatty, University of Oxford, UK

Joh Henschel, Gobabeb Training and Research Centre, Gobabeb, Namibia

Jill Kinahan, Quaternary Research Services, Windhoek, Namibia

John Kinahan, Quaternary Research Services, Windhoek, Namibia

Patrik Klintenberg, Desert Research Foundation of Namibia, Windhoek,

Namibia

Alejandro León, Las Cardas Experiment Station, Chile

Scott Morrison, The Nature Conservancy, San Diego, California, USA

Conrad Roedern, Solar Age, Windhoek, Namibia

Box authors:

Elena Abraham, Instituto Argentino de Investigaciones de las Zonas Áridas,

Mendoza, Argentina

Richard S. Felger, Drylands Institute, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Pietro Laureano, IPOGEA — Centro Studi Italiano sulle Conoscenze

Tradicionali e Locali, Matera, Italy

David Mouat, Desert Research Institute, Reno, Nevada

Boris A. Portnov, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel

Uriel Safriel, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel

Sabine Schmidt, Initiative for People Centred Conservation, New Zealand

Nature Institute, Ulan Bator, Mongolia

Maurizio Sciortino, Centro Ricerche Casaccia — ENEA, Rome, Italy

Andrew Warren, University College London, London, UK

Daniel Zohary, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel


CHAPTER 3: DESERTS AND THE PLANET — LINKAGES BETWEEN

DESERTS AND NON-DESERTS


Lead author:

Uriel Safriel, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Contributing authors:

Pinchas Alpert, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Uzi Avner, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Eilat, Israel

Yoram Ayal, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Midreshet Ben-Gurion,

Israel

Niels H. Batjes, ISRIC - World Soil Information, Wageningen, The

Netherlands

Noah Brosch, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Rex Cates, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA

Dan Cohen, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel

Thomas Deméré, San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego, California,

USA

David Dent, ISRIC - World Soil Information, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Exequiel Ezcurra, San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego, California,

USA

Avi Golan-Goldhirsh, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Midreshet Ben-

Gurion, Israel

Elli Groner, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Midreshet Ben-Gurion,

Israel

Emanuel Mazor, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

Scott Morrison, The Nature Conservancy, California, USA

Christian Nellemann, UNEP GRID-Arendal /NINA, Lillehammer, Norway

Berry Pinshow, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Midreshet Ben-Gurion,

Israel

Boris A. Portnov, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel

Daniel Rosenfeld, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel

Haim Shafir, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel

William H. Schlesinger, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA

Moshe Schwartz, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Midreshet Ben-

Gurion, Israel

Ina Tegen, Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, Leipzig, Germany

Anastasios Tsonis, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Andrew Warren, University College London, London, UK

Robin P. White, U.S. Geological Survey, Kearneysville, West Virginia, USA

Box author:

Uriel Safriel, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel


CHAPTER 4. STATE AND TRENDS OF THE WORLD DESERTS

Lead authors:

Stella Navone, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Elena Abraham, Instituto Argentino de Investigaciones de las Zonas Áridas,

Mendoza, Argentina

Contributing authors:

Marta Bargiela, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

David Dent, ISRIC - World Soil Information, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Cecilia Espoz-Alsina, Pontius S.A., Rochester, New York, USA

Alejandro Maggi, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Elma Montaña, Instituto Argentino de Investigaciones de las Zonas Áridas,

Mendoza, Argentina

Scott Morrison, The Nature Conservancy, California, USA

Gabriela Pastor, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Hector Rosatto, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Mario Salomón, Instituto Argentino de Investigaciones de las Zonas Áridas,

Mendoza, Argentina

Dario Soria, Instituto Argentino de Investigaciones de las Zonas Áridas,

Mendoza, Argentina

Laura Torres, Instituto Argentino de Investigaciones de las Zonas Áridas,

Mendoza, Argentina

Box authors:

Elena Abraham, Instituto Argentino de Investigaciones de las Zonas Áridas,

Mendoza, Argentina

Marta Bargiela, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Walter Massad, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Clara Movia, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Stella Navone, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Fidel A. Roig, Instituto Argentino de Investigaciones de las Zonas Áridas,

Mendoza, Argentina

Sergio Roig-Juñent, Instituto Argentino de Investigaciones de las Zonas

Áridas, Mendoza, Argentina

Laura Torres, Instituto Argentino de Investigaciones de las Zonas Áridas,

Mendoza, Argentina


CHAPTER 5. CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES:CHANGE, DEVELOPMENT,
AND CONSERVATION


Lead author:

Andrew Warren, University College London, London, UK

Contributing authors:

Martin A. Green, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Stefanie M. Herrmann, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Conrad Roedern, Solar Age Namibia Ltd., Windhoek, Namibia

Uriel Safriel, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel


CHAPTER 6. DESERT OUTLOOK AND OPTIONS FOR ACTION

Lead authors:

Stefanie M. Herrmann, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Charles F. Hutchinson, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Section authors:

David Dent, ISRIC - World Soil Information, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Scott Morrison, The Nature Conservancy, California, USA

Kakuko Nagatani, DEWA, UNEP-ROLAC, Mexico City, Mexico

Christian Nellemann, UNEP GRID-Arendal /NINA, Lillehammer, Norway

Andrew Warren, University College London, London, UK

Contributing authors:

Ablimit Abdukadir, Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Urumqi,

Xinjiang, China.

Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP GRID-Arendal, Lillehammer, Norway

Robert Alkemade, Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (MNP),

Bilthoven, The Netherlands

Michel Bakkenes, Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (MNP),

Bilthoven, The Netherlands

Ben ten Brink, Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (MNP),

Bilthoven, The Netherlands

Exequiel Ezcurra, San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego,

California, USA

Ole-Gunnar Støen, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Aas, Norway

Bjørn P. Kaltenborn, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research, Lillehammer,

Norway

Lera Miles, UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge, UK

Tonnie Tekelenburg Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency

(MNP), Bilthoven, The Netherlands

Mary Seely, Desert Research Foundation of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia

Ingunn Vistnes, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Aas, Norway

Andrew Warren, University College London, London, UK


Participants of the Review Meetings in Mendoza, Argentina

(6‑8 September 2005) and Gobabeb, Namibia (24‑27 January 2006):


Elena Abraham, Instituto Argentino de Investigaciones de las Zonas Áridas,

Mendoza, Argentina

David Dent, ISRIC - World Soil Information, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Exequiel Ezcurra, San Diego Natural History Museum, San Diego,

California, USA

Stefanie M. Herrmann, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Timo Maukonen, UNEP DEWA, Nairobi, Kenya

Scott Morrison, The Nature Conservancy, California, USA

Kakuko Nagatani, DEWA, UNEP-ROLAC, Mexico City, Mexico

Stella Navone, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Christian Nellemann, UNEP GRID-Arendal /NINA, Lillehammer, Norway

Uriel Safriel, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Mary Seely, Desert Research Foundation of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia

Ashbindu Singh, UNEP DEWA - North America, Washington, D.C., USA

Guido Soto, Water Center for Arid Zone and Semi Arid Zone in Latin

America and the Caribbean, La Serena, Chile

Wang Tao, Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering

Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou, China

Andrew Warren, University College London, London, UK

Reviewers:

H. Gyde Lund, Forest Information Services, Gainesville, VA, USA

Mohamed Sessay, UNEP DGEF, Nairobi, Kenya

Mark Stafford-Smith, Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre, Alice

Springs, Australia

Anna Tengberg, UNEP DGEF, Nairobi, Kenya

Wu Zhongze, National Bureau to Combat Desertification (NBCD), Beijing,

China

UNEP technical staff:

Marcus Lee, UNEP DEWA, Nairobi, Kenya

Timo Maukonen, UNEP DEWA, Nairobi, Kenya

Kakuko Nagatani, DEWA, UNEP-ROLAC, Mexico City, Mexico

Bruce W. Pengra, USGS Center for Earth Resources Observation and

Science, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA

Ashbindu Singh, DEWA, UNEP-North America, Washington D.C., USA

Hua Shi, UNEP/GRID, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA

Support staff at UNEP Nairobi and Mexico City:

María Teresa Hurtado Badiola

Beth Ingraham

Ruth Mukundi

Jennifer Odallo

Esther Mendoza Ramos

Audrey Ringler


 
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