lands severely impacted by intensive and/or repeated disturbance
(such as mining, repeated fires or overgrazing) with consequently
inhibited or delayed forest regrowth. These include barrens areas,
Imperata grasslands, brushlands, and scrublands.
and Wil de Jong, 2001
Former forest land severely damaged by the excessive harvesting
of wood and/or non-wood forest products, poor management, repeated
fire, grazing or other disturbances or land-uses that damage soil
and vegetation to a degree that inhibits or severely delays the
re-establishment of forest after abandonment.