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School of Geography

Mike Kirkby Prof Mike Kirkby

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School of Geography
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT   UK


+44 (0) 113 34 36758

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Creating models for sustainable land management of desertification prone areas: understanding the physical processes underlying land degradation and working with other social and physical scientists to create integrated models to guide local conservation measures and regional policy development.

There are a number of distinct themes in my work, though with strong overlaps between them. All are concerned with the understanding and modelling of landscape processes and its impact on landscape form. Models are generally seen as a thought experiments which are intended to demonstrate the consistency of general understanding, rather than as specific forecasting tools.


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