Environmental Science

Novel Measurement and Assessment Tools for Monitoring and Management of Land and Water Resources in Agricultural Landscapes of Central Asia

Editors: Mueller, Lothar, Saparov, Abdulla, Lischeid, Gunnar (Eds.)

  • Concentrates on Central Asia, a global resource hotspot with a critical state of ecosystems, high conflict potential, and an urgent need to be addressed
  • Delivers an up-to-date complex analysis of the degradation status of Central Asian land and water
  • Proposes new solutions for initiating sustainable development and focus on methodologies having a high application potential for Central Asia
  • Accessible to a broad readership: scientists, planners, students, lecturers, decision makers, advanced farmers
  • Includes summaries and figure captions based on Russian data previously unavailable in English
  • Constitutes the first detailed overview of this important environmental theatre
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About this book

The book aims to initiate a sustainable use of land and water resources in Central Asia by the transfer of scientific methods. It deals with the most advanced methods worldwide for  better monitoring and management of water and land resources. We offer an array of methods of measuring, assessing, forecasting, utilizing and controling processes in agricultural landscapes. These are laboratory and field measurement methods, methods of resource evaluation, functional mapping and risk assessment, and remote sensing methods for monitoring and modeling large areas. The book contains methods and results of data analysis and ecosystem modeling, of bioremediation of soil and water, field monitoring of soils, and methods and technologies for optimizing land use systems as well. The chapter authors are inventors and advocators of novel transferrable methods. The book starts with an analysis of the current state of water and land resources. Finally concrete proposals for the applicability of novel methods are given.

Table of contents (44 chapters)

  • Land and Water Resources of Central Asia, Their Utilisation and Ecological Status

    Mueller, Lothar (et al.)

    Pages 3-59

  • Soil Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan: Current Status, Problems and Solutions

    Saparov, Abdulla

    Pages 61-73

  • Long-Term Monitoring and Water Resource Management in the Republic of Kazakhstan

    Ibrayev, Tursun (et al.)

    Pages 75-89

  • Trends in the Agriculture of Central Asia and Implications for Rangelands and Croplands

    Suleimenov, Mekhlis

    Pages 91-105

  • Landscape Hydrology of Rural Areas: Challenges and Tools

    Lischeid, Gunnar

    Pages 107-113

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-01017-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-01016-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 13, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-37724-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Novel Measurement and Assessment Tools for Monitoring and Management of Land and Water Resources in Agricultural Landscapes of Central Asia
Editors
  • Lothar Mueller
  • Abdulla Saparov
  • Gunnar Lischeid
Series Title
Environmental Science
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01017-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01017-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-01016-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37724-7
Series ISSN
1431-6250
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 716
Number of Illustrations and Tables
54 b/w illustrations, 255 illustrations in colour
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