Tuesday, June 03, 2008


CALL FOR PAPERS: 2nd International Conference on Drylands, Deserts and Desertification


The Second International Conference on Desertification, scheduled for December 2008, will be hosted by the Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research (BIDR) of Ben Gurion University of the Negev. The BIDR has been a leading force in the investigation of drylands, deserts, and desertification for over thirty years. In November 2006 the BIDR held the first international conference on desertification, cosponsored by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is the international partner for the 2008 conference.

The call for papers can be accessed at http://cmsprod.bgu.ac.il/Eng/Units/bidr/desertification2008/call_for_papers.htm. The review process will be ongoing. Final date for submissions is September 1, 2008.

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