Land Degradation and Desertification: Assessment, Mitigation and Remediation

Editors: Zdruli, P., Pagliai, M., Kapur, S., Faz Cano, A. (Eds.)

  • Worldwide perspectives of land degradation and desertification
  • State-of the Art techniques in erosion measurements
  • Ancient and modern knowledge in soil conservation
  • Links environmental conservation with sustainable development
  • Analyse past and present climate change effects on ecosystems
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Land Degradation and Desertification: Assessment, Mitigation, and Remediation reports research results in sustainable land management and land degradation status and mitigation in 36 countries around the world. It includes background papers with continental and international perspectives dealing with land degradation and desertification studies. The book assembles various topics of interest for a large audience. They include carbon sequestration and stocks, modern techniques to trace the trends of land degradation, traditional and modern approaches of resource-base conservation, soil fertility management, reforestation, rangeland rehabilitation, land use planning, GIS techniques in desertification risk cartography, participatory ecosystem management, policy analyses and possible plans for action. Various climatic domains in Africa, Asia, Europe and The Americas are covered. The book will be of interest to a variety of environmental scientists, agronomists, national and international policy makers and a number of organizations dealing with sustainable management of natural resources.

Table of contents (49 chapters)

  • What We Know About the Saga of Land Degradation and How to Deal with It?

    Zdruli, Pandi (et al.)

    Pages 3-14

  • Moving Ahead from Assessments to Actions: Could We Win the Struggle with Soil Degradation in Europe?

    Montanarella, Luca

    Pages 15-23

  • Moving Ahead from Assessments to Actions by Using Harmonized Risk Assessment Methodologies for Soil Degradation

    Beek, C.L. (et al.)

    Pages 25-36

  • “Zero-Tolerance” on Land Degradation for Sustainable Intensification of Agricultural Production

    Nguyen, Minh-Long (et al.)

    Pages 37-47

  • A Methodology for Land Degradation Assessment at Multiple Scales Based on the DPSIR Approach: Experiences from Applications to Drylands

    Ponce-Hernandez, Raul (et al.)

    Pages 49-65

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eBook $189.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $239.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-8656-3
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9232-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Land Degradation and Desertification: Assessment, Mitigation and Remediation
Editors
  • Pandi Zdruli
  • Marcello Pagliai
  • Selim Kapur
  • Angel Faz Cano
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-8657-0
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-8657-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-8656-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9232-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 660
Topics