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The Future of Drylands

International Scientific Conference on Desertification and Drylands Research, Tunis, Tunisia, 19-21 June 2006

Editors: Lee, Cathy, Schaaf, Thomas (Eds.)

  • Provides a state-of-knowledge on the management of dryland ecosystems
  • Provides a global coverage of the issues dealing with desertification
  • Includes contributions and case studies from all dryland continents
  • Future-oriented providing forward looking policy recommendations for dryland research and sustainable management of dryland resources
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Drylands have been cradles to some of the world’s greatest civilizations, and contemporary dryland communities feature rich and unique cultures. Dryland ecosystems support a surprising amount of biodiversity. Desertification, however, is a significant land degradation problem in the arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid regions of the world. Deterioration of soil and plant cover has adversely affected 70% of the world’s drylands as a result of extended droughts as well as mismanagement of range and cultivated lands. The situation is likely to worsen with high population growth rates and accompanying land-use conflicts.

The contributions to The Future of Drylands – an international scientific conference held under the leadership of UNESCO – address these issues and offer practical solutions for combating desertification along with conserving and sustainably managing dryland ecosystems. Major themes include the conservation of dryland biological and cultural diversity and the human dryland interface. This volume documents how our improved understanding of drylands provides insight into the health and future prospects of these precious ecosystems that should help ensure that dryland communities enjoy a sustainable future.

Table of contents (49 chapters)

  • Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Republic of Tunisia

    Hamada, Nadhir

    Pages 3-5

  • The Arab Maghreb Union (AMU)

    Yahia, Habib Ben

    Pages 7-9

  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

    Erdelen, Walter

    Pages 11-12

  • United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

    Diallo, Hama Arba

    Pages 13-16

  • Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

    Djoghlaf, Ahmed

    Pages 17-18

Buy this book

eBook $259.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6970-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $329.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6969-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Future of Drylands
Book Subtitle
International Scientific Conference on Desertification and Drylands Research, Tunis, Tunisia, 19-21 June 2006
Editors
  • Cathy Lee
  • Thomas Schaaf
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6970-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6970-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6969-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 804
Additional Information
Jointly published with UNESCO, Paris, France
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