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Ravi, S., Breshears, D.D., Huxman, T.E. and D’Odorico, D. (2010) Land Degradation in Drylands: Interactions among Hydrologic-Aeolian Erosion and Vegetation Dynamics. Geomorphology, 116, 236-245.

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  • TITLE: Effect of Desertification on Some Selected Soil Properties in a Semi Arid Part of Northwestern Nigeria

    AUTHORS: Sheikh Danjuma Abubakar, Nathaniel Bayode Eniolorunda

    KEYWORDS: Desertification, Soil Quality, NDVI, Soil Organic Carbon, Sokoto

    JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection, Vol.4 No.7, July 25, 2016

    ABSTRACT: Gudu, being a fringe local government area of Sokoto State of Nigeria, is in the heart of desertification zone of Nigeria where agriculture as the sole means of livelihood for the ever increasing population is endangered. The extent of the effect of desertification on the soil quality is unknown, and for sustainable livelihood, timely information on vegetation and soil resources of the area is of essence. It was therefore hypothesized that desertification has effect on the Soil Organic Carbon (SOC) and particle size. Objectives include assessment of vegetation condition of the area, vegetation change detection and identification of hotspots and assessment of soil properties in the hotspots. Biennial time series (1998 and 2014) of 1-km 10-day SPOT Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) was subjected to Time Series Analysis (TSA). Vegetation change detection was carried out to isolate hotspots (improved and degraded areas) from which soil samples were taken. ANOVA was used to test for difference in the measured soil properties at P