Articles | Volume 19, issue 5
Biogeosciences, 19, 1515–1525, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-1515-2022
Biogeosciences, 19, 1515–1525, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-1515-2022

Research article 17 Mar 2022

Research article | 17 Mar 2022

Land Management Contributes significantly to observed Vegetation Browning in Syria during 2001–2018

Tiexi Chen et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CC1: 'Comment on bg-2021-173', Bin He, 08 Oct 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on CC1', Tiexi Chen, 09 Dec 2021
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2021-173', Anonymous Referee #1, 08 Oct 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Tiexi Chen, 09 Dec 2021
  • EC1: 'Comment on bg-2021-173', Eyal Rotenberg, 08 Nov 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on EC1', Tiexi Chen, 09 Dec 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (11 Jan 2022) by Eyal Rotenberg
AR by Tiexi Chen on behalf of the Authors (18 Jan 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (10 Feb 2022) by Eyal Rotenberg
AR by Tiexi Chen on behalf of the Authors (16 Feb 2022)  Author's response
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Short summary
Currently people are very concerned about vegetation changes and their driving factors, including natural and anthropogenic drivers. In this study, a general browning trend is found in Syria during 2001–2018, indicated by the vegetation index. We found that land management caused by social unrest is the main cause of this browning phenomenon. The mechanism initially reported here highlights the importance of land management impacts at the regional scale.
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