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Copenhagen 12-14 January 2009

Vegetation productivity in drylands. Trends, Similarities, Differences, Causes & Research gaps

GLP/IGG Global Dryland Workshop

GLP/IGG Global Dryland Workshop : Vegetation productivity in drylands. Trends, Similarities, Differences, Causes & Research gaps

Copenhagen 12-14 January 2009

Organisation  : GLP-IPO, in cooperation with the Department of Geography and Geology (DGG),

Objectifs

Taking our point of departure in the observed global mega-trends in vegetation productivity ofdrylands over the last 25 years, as documented from time-series of NOAA AVHRR satellite images(GIMMS dataset), the workshop will look closer at : a) robustness and causal explanations of trends, b) the ability of models to reproduce the observed development, as well as c) perspectives for futuredirections of change in dryland productivity.

A second theme for discussion is whether existing global vegetation models are able to reproduce the changes in greenness or productivity observed by Earth Observation, and whether these models can contribute to resolving the question of the causes of past changes.

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