Discuss the fundamental similarities and dissimilarities between deforestation and desertification.
Both deforestation and desertification affect ecological environment.
1.It is removal, decrease or
deterioration of forest cover of an area.
2. Rainfall decreases to only
3. Moderation of temperatures is
4. It leads to soil erosion.
5. Deforestation often causes
6. Deforested area can be used
variously as cropland, industrial area, residential area, fallow land, etc.
1. It is
conversion of former moist and fertile land into arid desert area.
Rainfall is less than the potential evaporation.
Temperature is either high or low.
Desertification is a product of soil erosion.
do not occur.
Desertified area cannot be put to any use.
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