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Ravine Lands: Greening for Livelihood and Environmental Security

Editors: Dagar, Jagdish Chander, Singh, Anil Kumar (Eds.)

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  • Describes land degradation through water and wind erosion
  • Fills the gap on ravine lands for environmental security
  • Serves a wide array of stakeholders in the field of agriculture, agroforestry, environmental sciences, forestry, and soil and water management disciplines
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About this book

This book, the only one of its kind on ravine lands, reflects the significant advances made over the past two decades in our understanding of gully erosion, its controlling factors, and various aspects of gully erosion. It also addresses central research gaps and unanswered questions, which include historical studies on gully erosion to better understand the different stages of their formation; appropriate measuring techniques for monitoring or assessing the geological and hydrological parameters and processes involved in gully development; interaction of hydrological and other soil degradation processes; ecology and biodiversity of fragile ravines; impact of climate and environmental changes on soil erosion processes; development of effective and reliable gully erosion models; effective gully prevention and control measures; watershed-based management options; and ravine rehabilitation policies.

The present book is a highly timely publication and deals with various aspects of ravine ecology and rehabilitation of degraded lands, particularly with the aid of biological approaches. As such, it offers a valuable guide for all scientists working in the fields of soil conservation / rehabilitation and agroforestry, students, environmentalists, educationists, and policymakers. More importantly, it focuses on the rehabilitation of one of the world’s most degraded and fragile ecosystems, ensuring the livelihoods of resource-poor farmers and landless families living in harsh ecologies that are more vulnerable to climate change.

About the authors

Dr Jagdish Chander Dagar has been well recognized both nationally and internationally and grown professionally through strong pursuit in agricultural, ecological and agroforestry research which is evident from his more than 280 research papers published in peer-reviewed Journals, book chapters and papers in proceedings of conferences/symposia; 12 books authored/ edited; 10 research bulletins and more than 50 popular articles. He was the Assistant Director General at the head-quarters of ICAR and Emeritus Scientist. His research interest has been in the areas of biosaline agriculture, agroforestry, management of natural resources, rehabilitation of degraded lands, biodrainage, ethnobotany, plant ecology, climate change, sustainable agriculture and policy. Recognizing the research contributions, Dr Dagar has been conferred with several awards and honours: Sajjad Memorial Gold Medal, Hari Om Asharam Trust Award of ICAR, Swami Pranavananda Saraswati National Award of UGC, CSSRI Excellence Award on Soil Salinity & Water Management, and Dr KG Tejwani Award for Excellence in Agroforestry Research & Development. Further, he is Fellow of National Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Fellow & Life Member of several other professional societies: International Society of Tropical Ecology, Indian Botanical Society, National Institute of Ecology, Range Management Society of India, National Environmental Science Academy, Andaman Science Association, and Indian Society of Soil Salinity & Water Quality. He has also been consulting several national and international agencies such as FAO of UN, CIMMYT, and Haryana Forest Department. Dr Dagar has travelled in several countries in different capacities and had been member of several Research Advisory Committees and Management Committees of ICAR Institutes and Board of Studies in Universities. He is Chief Editor of Journal Soil Salinity & Water Quality and also active in social services.

Dr Anil Kumar Singh has been the Vice Chancellor of the Rajmata Vijayraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India. Earlier he was the Deputy Director General (Natural Resource Management) in ICAR 2007-2012; Acting Director IARI 2005-2006; and Project Director, Water Technology Centre 1999-2007. His areas of research interest have been soil-water-nutrient-plant interactions, crop growth simulation, irrigation water management, and integrated watershed management. Dr Singh had been a DAAD Fellow at University of Hohenheim, Germany and served in IRRI between 1993 and 1995. He is Fellow of several professional Societies including National Institute of Agricultural Sciences. Dr Singh is a recipient of several awards/hours: National Science Talent Scholarship, 1967-76; Gold Medal in MSc, 1972; IARI Best Teacher Award, 2005; Soil Conservation Society of India Gold Medal, 2006; Dr C Subramanium Outstanding Teacher Award, 2007-08; 10th Shri Hari Krishna Shastri Memorial Award, 2009; and several Memorial Lecture Awards.

Table of contents (28 chapters)

Table of contents (28 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-18

    Dagar, Jagdish Chander (et al.)

  • Ravines: Formation, Extent, Classification, Evolution and Measures of Prevention and Control

    Pages 19-67

    Dagar, Jagdish Chander

  • Perspectives of Vegetation Ecology and Biodiversity for Management of Ravine Lands

    Pages 69-118

    Dagar, Jagdish Chander

  • Plant Biodiversity of Ravine Ecosystem: Opening New Vistas for Enhancing Productivity

    Pages 119-141

    Uthappa, A. R. (et al.)

  • Nutrient Management Strategies for Improving Soil Health and Productivity of Ravine Lands

    Pages 143-160

    Verma, S. K. (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $169.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-8043-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-8042-5
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $219.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-4046-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ravine Lands: Greening for Livelihood and Environmental Security
Editors
  • Jagdish Chander Dagar
  • Anil Kumar Singh
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-8043-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-8043-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-8042-5
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-4046-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 636
Number of Illustrations
30 b/w illustrations, 111 illustrations in colour
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