We propose a way to synthesize different approaches to globally map land degradation by combining vegetation and soil indicators into a consistent framework for assessing land degradation as an environmental 'debt'. our combined approach reveals a broader lens for land degradation through global change, in particular, identifying hot-spots for the different kinds of land degradation.
Wuepper, D., Borrelli, P., Panagos, P., Lauber, T., Crowther, T., Thomas, A., et al. (2021). A ‘debt’ based approach to land degradation as an indicator of global change. GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY, 27(21), 5407-5410 [10.1111/gcb.15830].