Advances in Vegetation Science

Rangeland Desertification

Editors: Arnalds, Olafur, Archer, Steve (Eds.)

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Desertification has occurred worldwide. The biophysical and socio-economic complexity of this phenomenon has challenged our ability to categorize, inventory, monitor and repair the condition of degraded lands. One of the most important distinctions to be made in relation to land degradation is between cultivated land used for annual crop production and `rangelands'. Grazing by free-roaming livestock is the traditional primary use of the world's rangelands. However, there is growing recognition of the importance of these vast acreages for wildlife habitat, hydrology and ground water recharge, recreation and aesthetics.
This text focuses on the desertification of rangelands and explores processes, problems and solutions. Chapters in the first section evaluate interactions between `natural' and human-induced disturbance regimes, thresholds, and non-linear change with respect to vegetation, hydrology, nutrients and erosion. Chapters in the second section examine socio-economic constraints and approaches for preventing and reversing degradation.
The book provides a contemporary, process-oriented perspective on rangeland degradation of value to students, policy-makers and professionals alike.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Arnalds, Olafur (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • Desertification: an appeal for a broader perspective

    Arnalds, Olafur

    Pages 5-15

  • Stress, disturbance and change in rangeland ecosystems

    Archer, Steve (et al.)

    Pages 17-38

  • Viewing rangelands as landscape systems

    Ludwig, John A. (et al.)

    Pages 39-52

  • Hydrologic effects on rangeland degradation and restoration processes

    Thurow, Thomas L.

    Pages 53-66

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rangeland Desertification
Editors
  • Olafur Arnalds
  • Steve Archer
Series Title
Advances in Vegetation Science
Series Volume
19
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-9602-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-9602-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6071-1
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5359-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 209
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