Aims and Scope: Arid Ecosystems
Arid Ecosystems publishes original scientific research articles on desert and semidesert ecosystems and environment:
- systematic study of arid territories: climate changes, water supply of territories, soils as ecological factors of ecosystems state and dynamics in different scales (from local to global);
- systematic study of arid ecosystems: composition and structure, diversity, ecology; paleohistory; dynamics under anthropogenic and natural factors impact, including climate changes; studying of bioresources and biodiversity and development of the mapping methods;
- arid ecosystems protection: development of the theory and methods of degradation preventing and monitoring; desert ecosystems rehabilitation;
- problems of desertification: theoretical and practical issues of modern aridization processes under anthropogenic impact and global climate changes.
The journal was founded in 1995.