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Designing a Public Web-Based Information System to Illustrate and Disseminate the Development and Results of the DESIRE Project to Combat Desertification

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Management, May 2013
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Title
Designing a Public Web-Based Information System to Illustrate and Disseminate the Development and Results of the DESIRE Project to Combat Desertification
Published in
Environmental Management, May 2013
DOI 10.1007/s00267-013-0069-x
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Authors

Nichola Geeson, Jane Brandt, Giovanni Quaranta, Rosanna Salvia

Abstract

Until around 1995 it was challenging to make the scientific results of research projects publicly available except through presentations at meetings or conferences, or as papers in academic journals. Then it began to be clear that the Internet could become the main medium to publish and share new information with a much wider audience. The DESIRE Project (desertification mitigation and remediation of land-a global approach for local solutions) has built on expertise gained in previous projects to develop an innovative online 'Harmonized Information System' (HIS). This documents the context, delivery and evaluation of all tasks in the DESIRE Project using non-scientific terminology, with much of it also available in the local languages of the study sites. The DESIRE-HIS makes use of new possibilities for communication, including video clips, interactive tools, and links to social media networks such as Twitter. Dissemination of research results using this approach has required careful planning and design. This paper sets out the steps that have culminated in a complete online Information System about local solutions to global land management problems in desertification-affected areas, including many practical guidelines for responsible land management. As many of those who are affected by desertification do not have Internet access, printable dissemination materials are also available on the DESIRE-HIS.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Indonesia 1 5%
United States 1 5%
Unknown 20 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 27%
Student > Master 5 23%
Student > Bachelor 3 14%
Researcher 3 14%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 1 5%
Other 4 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Computer Science 4 18%
Environmental Science 3 14%
Unspecified 3 14%
Mathematics 2 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 9%
Other 8 36%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 June 2015.
All research outputs
#3,171,396
of 12,230,855 outputs
Outputs from Environmental Management
#288
of 1,118 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#35,728
of 143,180 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Environmental Management
#6
of 31 outputs
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