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DESERTIFICATION RESEARCH CENTRE
The Desertification Research Centre (CIDE) is a joint research centre of CSIC, the University of Valencia and the Autonomous Government of Valencia. CIDE is devoted to research on the causes, factors and processes of desertification. It also researches the characterization and study of soils as a natural resource, their degradation and conservation measures; the ecology and evolution of plants; and the cartographic integration of the state and dynamics of the landscape components into thematic documents for land use planning.