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Creeping deserts a threat - expert

(1981) Creeping deserts a threat - expert. The West Australian, 12 May 1981. [Publication] [Special Collections]


Professor K. Schmidt-Nielson, an international expert on physiology from North Carolina, said that farmland rehabilitation would be extremely difficult once top soil has been blown away. Visiting Perth for the Australian Physiological and Pharmacological Society's annual meeting, Professor Schmidt-Nielson said that the spreading of deserts was a major problem throughout the world and that existing land management standards ensured that the problem would continue. He was not optimistic about a viable agricultural or mining use being found for desert areas.

Professor Schmidt-Nielson will give a public lecture "Deserts unused - what future?" at the University of Western Australia on 15 May 1981.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1981 The West Australian
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/56922
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