Fernando T. Maestre
PhD in Biology from the University of Alicante. He is Full Professor of Ecology at the Rey Juan Carlos University (currently on a leave of absence) and is a distinguished researcher at the University of Alicante (Spain) where he directs the Dryland Ecology and Global Change Lab. He specialises in dryland ecology, desertification, and the impacts of climate change on these ecosystems.

Drylands contain great biodiversity. Their extension is growing due to climate change, so it is more and more essential to get to know more about them.
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The texts in this monograph try to help us to understand the importance of drylands and the need for their development go hand in hand with the protection of their resources.
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