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Response to land degradation

Author: E M Bridges
Publisher: Enfield, NH : Science Publishers, 2001.
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This work is intended for advanced readers interested in methods of sustainable land management - the prevention and control of land degradation. It offers a coherent view of the situation concerning  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E M Bridges
ISBN: 157808153X 9781578081530 1578081521 9781578081523
OCLC Number: 46809033
Description: xxii, 510 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Using the soil DPSIR framework --
driving forces, pressures, state, impacts, and responses --
for evaluating land degradation / W.E.H. Blum --
Ecological soil standards / I.D. Hannam --
Land and civilization: An historical perspective / A.S.R. Juo, L.P. Wilding --
Land degradation: An overview / H. Eswaran, R. Lal, P.F. Reich --
Food production and environmental degradation / E.M. Bridges, L.R. Oldeman --
What happens on earth in one minute? / M. Movillon, B. Richards, H. Tumawis --
Driving forces and pressures --
Demographic transition, resource management, and institutional change / D. Southgate --
Land pressure and soil nutrient depletion in sub-Saharan Africa / P. Drechsel, F.W.T. Penning De Vries --
Population and land quality on tropical hillsides / S.R. Templeton, S.J. Scherr --
Adoption of soil conservation practices in developing countries: Policy and institutional factors / S. Pandey --
Giant tiger shrimp cultivation and the salinization of arable land in Thailand / Rungsun Im-Erb, Pramote Yamclee, Suthat Prosayakul, Prasit Tanprapas, Pirach Pongwichian --
Causes and impacts of land degradation in the arid environment of Kuwait / S.A. Shahid, S.A.S. Omar --
Climate change and land degradation in Iceland / U. Hellden, R. Olafsdottir --
State of the world's land resources --
Land quality and food security in Asia / F.H. Beinroth, H. Eswaran, P.F. Reich --
Land degradation in Malaysia / J. Shamshuddin --
Soil degradation and land use: A case study from India / G. Byju, T. Varghese --
Land degradation and land use policy in Vietnam / N. Van Bo, T. Phien, N. Tu Siem --
Land resource stresses and desertification in Africa / P.F. Reich, S.T. Numbem, R.A. Almaraz, H. Eswaran --
An assessment of land degradation in Thailand / Sunan Kunaporn, Pichai Wichaidit, Taweesak Vearasilp, Kanitasri Hoontrakul, H. Eswaran --
Land resource stress and desertification vulnerability in Thailand / Pojanee Moncharoen, Taweesak Vearasilp, Kanitasri Hoontrakul, H. Eswaran --
Land degradation in Bangladesh / Md.M. Rahman, G. Mostafa, S.Razia, J.U. Shoaib --
Landscape-scale changes in soil properties between 1967 and 1995 in Bangladesh / Md.M. Ali, T. Wakatsuki --
Soil degradation in Sri Lanka / A.N. Jayakody --
Land degradation in Hungary / A. Kertesz --
Soil acidification under Stylosanthes seed production systems in Thailand and Australia / A. Noble, Sawaeng Ruaysoongnern, I. Willett, B. Palmer --
Soil degradation through deforestation in Petchabun, Thailand / Boonma Deesaeng, Cholada Temkunatham, Somchai Onasa, Sangchan Srisaichua --
Rehabilitation of the organic carbon pool in red soils of China / Li Zhongpei, Zhang Taolin --
Impacts on society and the environment --
The future food security and economic consequences of soil degradation in the developing world / S.J. Scherr --
Land degradation, food security, and agro-biodiversity --
examining an old problem in a new way / A. Tengberg, M. Stocking --
Productivity growth and resource degradation in Pakistan's Punjab / M. Ali, D. Byerlee --
Economic implications of land degradation in a large irrigation project in India / B.V.C. Reddy, Honnaiah, L. Achoth --
Valuing the off-site effects of land degradation / T. Enters --
Impacts of land clearing on biodiversity and environmental quality in the Western Australian Wheatbelt / A. Glanznig, M. Kennedy --
The global environmental impacts of agricultural land degradation in developing countries / S. Pagiola --
A critical approach to indications of degradation: A case study from northeastern Botswana / A.C. Dahlberg --
Mass movements in East Africa: Transient or long-term land degradation? / L.O. Westerberg, C. Christiansson --
Tools for monitoring and assessment --
Linking methodologies for assessing land resources, their problems and possible solutions at small scales / L.R. Oldeman, G.W.J. Vanlynden --
Spatial natural resource monitoring in Mpumalanga Province of South Africa / K.J. Wessels, H.M. Van Den Berg, D.J. Pretorius --
Tools for identification, assessment, and monitoring of land degradation / Apisit Eiumnoh --
Remote sensing and GIS-aided land degradation monitoring: The case of Chi sub-watershed, Thailand / Apisit Eiumnoh, R.P. Shrestha --
Application of remote sensing techniques for the study of soil salinity in semi-arid Uzbekistan / E.I. Karavanova, D.P. Shrestha, D.S. Orlov --
The economic appraisal of soil and water conservation measures / J. De Graaff --
Assessing soil erosion and water pollution hazards associated with logging in New South Wales, Australia / N.A. Abraham, P.J. Fogarty, S.J. Beaman --
Soil loss map of Thailand / Land Development Department Staff --
Soil productivity rating for soil degradation assessment in the Philippines: A case study in Isabela Province / P.P. Evangelista, C.M. Nicolas, R.B. Carating, T. Ohkura, Y. Kato --
Soil microbial community structure as an indicator of soil pollution caused by gasoline spills / I.S. Kim, V.N. Ivanov, E.V. Stabnokova --
Participatory GIS as a tool for land use planning in northern Thailand / O. Puginier --
Conservation and rehabilitation --
Land degradation and renewal in the Gran Chaco of South America / P.C. Huszar, E.H. Bucher --
Strategies to address land degradation issues in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas / R. Allen --
Thailand's response to land degradation: The need to control soil erosion / Samran Sompatpanit --
Uncertain steps? Terraces in the tropics / W. Critchley, Samran Sombatpanit, S.M. Medina --
Land degradation and soil conservation in China / Li Rui, Yang Qinke, Zhang Xiaoping, Li Zhiguang --
Occurrence, prevention, and amelioration of soil salinity / P.A. Mendoza, Yang Jingsong, Terdsak Subhasaram --
Using Sloping Agricultural Land Technology (SALT) for soil management on Sri Lanka tea lands / P.B. Ekanayake --
Sludge utilization in degraded and agricultural land / Orathai Sukreeyapongse, Supamard Panichsakpatana --
Sylvipasture system to rehabilitate degraded grassland / D. Santoso, Sukristiyonubowo, I.G.P. Wigena, E. Santosa --
No-tillage system in Parana State, south Brazil / A. Calegari --
A participatory approach towards integrated soil management / S. Kauffman --
Sustainable rehabilitation of degraded volcanic ash soils in Mexico / U. Fechter-Escamilla, G. Werner --
Institutional innovation --
Incentives for soil conservation / T. Enters --
Land tenure and soil conservation --
new evidence from Southeast Asia / A. Neef, Chapika Sangkapitux --
Application of a land management model to address land degradation in New South Wales, Australia / I.J. Packer --
The catchment approach to soil and water conservation in Kenya / J.K. Kiara --
Conservation of biodiversity through Landcare / M. Sutherland, B. Scarsbrick --
Farmer-led community institutions to reverse land degradation in the 21st century / D.P. Garrity --
Environmental regeneration for poverty eradication in India / A. Agarwal --
Participatory technology development for sustainable land management / H.-D. Bechstedt --
Law and policy --
A global view of the law and policy to manage land degradation / I.D. Hannam --
Land degradation and native vegetation clearance in the 1990s: Addressing biodiversity loss in Australia / A. Glanznig, M. Kennedy --
Law and policy to manage land degradation in the Philippines / R.N. Concepcion, G.P. Nilo --
Conservation policy and socioeconomic development in Russia during the 20th century / A. Gennadiyev --
Strategies for rehabilitation of degraded land in Vietnam / N. Van Bo, T. Phien, N. Tu Siem --
Asialand: A policy for sloping land management / Adisak Sajjapongse, Ty Phommasack --
Laws and policy to manage land degradation in Malaysia / J. Shamshuddin --
Laws and policy for managing land degradation in Thailand / Sopon Chomchan --
Waste minimization strategies in the USA / Liu-Hsiung Chuang --
International initiatives --
Land degradation and international environmental law / I.D. Hannam, B.W. Boer --
The World Soil Charter / D. Sanders --
Land degradation and biodiversity conservation: International challenges / A.J. Rupp --
Land degradation: Information needs and challenges to research / F.W.T. Penning de Vries --
Investments in land improvement by the Asian Development Bank / D. Nangju --
Rangeland development for the rural poor in developing countries: The experience of IFAD / A.E. Sidahmed --
Lessons from World Bank natural resource management projects / M. Mani, A. Liebenthal --
The Soil Fertility Initiative for Sub-Saharan Africa / J. Farah, M. Toure --
Wocat: World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies / H. Hurni --
The Asia Soil Conservation Network for the Humid Tropics (Asocon) / F.J. Dent --
Future responses.
Responsibility: editors E. Michael Bridges [and others] ; with assistance from Robin N. Leslie, Tanadol Compo, Apuntree Prueksapong.

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