"Desertification and the Rise of Defense Ecology," published in Portal 9 Journal, Issue #4, Autumn 2014

The incompatibility of geography and botany offers fertile ground for approaching a term heavily used and misused in contemporary ecological discourse: desertification. Through the consideration of vegetation maps constructed as authoritative representations, the argument outlined in this article charts how national and international political agencies have escalated the original meaning of desertification, manipulating the term into a widespread global condition. Please follow link to read or download:


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