SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science

Combating Desertification and Land Degradation

Spatial Strategies Using Vegetation

Authors: Hooke, Janet, Sandercock, Peter

  • Provides details of research methods and data on processes and assessment of vegetation effectiveness in soil erosion control
  • Demonstrates how this innovative approach can be implemented
  • Explains the advantages of this spatially targeted, landscape approach
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About this book

This book reports an approach developed to research and apply methods of assessing patterns of processes in the landscape, and suitability of different types of vegetation to mitigate soil erosion and sediment flux. Practical guidelines on a spatially strategic approach to management of land degradation at a range of spatial scales were produced. Originally developed for the Mediterranean environment, it has much wider potential global application. It provides researchers with methods to acquire the knowledge necessary for such an approach and provides practitioners with guidance on implementation and benefits of targeted methods of soil erosion control. It includes substantial information about processes and vegetation in the Mediterranean environment and the species effectiveness in soil erosion control.

About the authors

Professor Janet Hooke geomorphologist, hydrologist and physical geographer with research interests in catchment processes and dynamics, flood incidence and impacts, connectivity, vegetation-flow interactions; impact of environmental and hydrological changes; catchment and channel management; sustainable management of catchments. Research on sustainable management of erosion and land degradation. Applied projects in coastal processes and sediment systems; sustainable management strategies on coasts.

· International reputation for geomorphological and landscape dynamics research.

· Extensive publications on fluvial environments and environmental management.

· 30 years experience of field-based research projects.

· Research Group leader, and director of major research projects

· Chair succession, British Society for Geomorphology 1998-2001, Hon. Sec. 1989-92

· On Editorial Board of journals Geomorphology and Catena

· Coordinator of EU project RECONDES examining spatial strategies of mitigating land degradation; production of practical guidelines

· Projects on geomorphological sensitivity and opportunities for channel restoration and flood mitigation of channel instability in Britain and implications for policy; evaluation of strategies for conservation of fluvial scientific sites.

· Research into effects of vegetation in channels and catchments and use in management of erosion and sedimentation in semi-arid lands.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Hooke, Janet (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

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  • Mechanisms of Degradation and Identification of Connectivity and Erosion Hotspots

    Hooke, Janet (et al.)

    Pages 13-37

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  • Conditions for Growth of Plants

    Sandercock, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 39-78

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  • Effectiveness of Plants and Vegetation in Erosion Control and Restoration

    Sandercock, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 79-104

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  • Synthesis and Application of Spatial Strategies for Use of Vegetation to Minimise Connectivity

    Hooke, Janet (et al.)

    Pages 105-124

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eBook 44,02 €
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Softcover 57,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-44449-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Combating Desertification and Land Degradation
Book Subtitle
Spatial Strategies Using Vegetation
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-44451-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-44451-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-44449-9
Series ISSN
2191-5547
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 135
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour
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