Advances in Vegetation Science

Vegetation and climate interactions in semi-arid regions

Editors: Henderson-Sellers, A., Pitman, A.J (Eds.)

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The chapters in this section place the problems of vegetation and climate interactions in semi-arid regions into the context which recur throughout the book. First, Verstraete and Schwartz review desertification as a process of global change evaluating both the human and climatic factors. The theme of human impact and land management is discussed further by Roberts whose review focuses on semi-arid land-use planning. In the third and final chapter in this section we return to the meteorological theme. Nicholls reviews the effects of El Nino/Southern Oscillation on Australian vegetation stressing, in particular, the interaction between plants and their climatic environment. Vegetatio 91: 3-13, 1991. 3 A. Henderson-Sellers and A. J. Pitman (eds). Vegetation and climate interactions in semi-arid regions. © 1991 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Desertification and global change 2 M. M. Verstraete! & S. A. Schwartz ! Institute for Remote Sensing Applications, CEC Joint Research Centre, Ispra Establishment, TP 440, 1-21020 Ispra (Varese), Italy; 2 Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI48109-2143, USA Accepted 24. 8. 1990 Abstract Arid and semiarid regions cover one third of the continental areas on Earth. These regions are very sensitive to a variety of physical, chemical and biological degradation processes collectively called desertification.

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`I can certainly recommend this collection. The undergraduate student should certainly find this a very useful reference text but the general reader will find much to interest and inform.'
International Journal of Climatology, 12

` This book is an impressive and truly interdisciplinary collection of outstading scientific contributions on various aspects of semi-arid lands. Even though this book is strongly focused on the semi-arid lands of Australia, agronomists, ecologists, and climatologists from all over the world will find it of great interest. They will not be disappointed. '
Acta Oecologica, 14:1

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Desertification and global change

    Verstraete, M. M. (et al.)

    Pages 3-13

  • The role of land use planning in semi-arid areas

    Roberts, B. R.

    Pages 15-21

  • The El Niño / Southern Oscillation and Australian vegetation

    Nicholls, N.

    Pages 23-36

  • Extrapolation of ‘point’ measurements of evaporation: some issues of scale

    Dunin, F. X.

    Pages 39-47

  • Towards a better model of the effect of prostrate vegetation cover on wind erosion

    Leys, J. F.

    Pages 49-58

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Vegetation and climate interactions in semi-arid regions
Editors
  • A. Henderson-Sellers
  • A.J Pitman
Series Title
Advances in Vegetation Science
Series Volume
12
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-3264-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-3264-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-1061-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-5440-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 238
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