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Rangeland desertification

Rangeland desertification

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Published by Kluwer Academic Publishers in Dordrecht, Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Rangelands,
  • Desertification,
  • Range ecology,
  • Rangelands,
  • Range ecology,
  • Desertification

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Statementedited by Olafur Arnalds and Steve Archer.
    SeriesAdvances in vegetation science -- v. 19.
    ContributionsÓlafur Arnalds., Archer, Steve.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsSF85 .R28 2000, SF85 .R28 2000
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 209 p. :
    Number of Pages209
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18153934M
    ISBN 100792360710
    LC Control Number99052310

    Environmental Biology Book Notes Chapter 12 10/12/12 Grasslands • Rangeland – grassland used for grazing livestock • Desertification – the process that transforms once-fertile land into desert (is a natural and slow process) • As climates shift over geologic time, grasslands morph into desert and deserts back into grassland in a cycle both never-ending and imperceptibly gradual. Desertification is a term that has been in use since at least when Aubreville, a perceptive and well-informed botanist and ecologist, published a book on "Climate, Forets, et Desertification de l'Afrique Tropicale" (Aubreville, ).


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Desertification has occurred worldwide. The biophysical and socio-economic complexity of this phenomenon has challenged our ability to categorize, inventory, monitor and repair the condition of degraded lands. One of the most important distinctions to be made in relation to land degradation is between cultivated land used for annual crop production and `rangelands'.Reviews: 1.

This text focuses on the desertification of rangelands and explores processes, problems and solutions. Chapters in the first section evaluate interactions between `natural' and human-induced disturbance regimes, thresholds, and non-linear change with respect to vegetation, hydrology, nutrients and erosion.

Rangeland Desertification. Advances in Vegetation Science (Book 19) Share your thoughts Complete your review. Tell readers what you thought by rating and reviewing this book. Rate it Brand: Springer Netherlands. Rangeland Desertification (Advances in Vegetation Science Book 19) - Kindle edition by Arnalds, Olafur, Archer, Steve.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Rangeland Desertification (Advances in Vegetation Science Book 19).Manufacturer: Springer. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: x, pages: illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.

Contents: Machine derived contents note: Preface. Book. Rangeland Desertification Erosion modeling is currently of limited use in combating rangeland desertification. many researchers have agreed with the viewpoint that rangeland. Rangeland Desertification.

por. Advances in Vegetation Science (Book 19) ¡Gracias por compartir. Has enviado la siguiente calificación y reseña. Lo publicaremos en nuestro sitio después de haberla : Springer Netherlands. This multi-author book is an outcome of an international workshop on rangeland desertification held in Iceland in The papers in this book, one of two volumes separately published as a result of the workshop, focus on concepts and principles.

The fifteen papers are divided into 2 sections. The first section explores the spatial and temporal aspects of disturbance interactions, thresholds. Desertification has substantial economic consequences. The World Bank estimates that at the global level, the annual income lost in the areas affected by desertification amounts to 42 billion dollars each year, while the annual cost of mitigating desertification would cost only billion dollars [95].

Economic pressures can lead to the overexploitation of land and usually hit the poor the. Desertification is a type of land degradation in drylands in which biological productivity is lost due to natural processes or induced by human activities whereby fertile areas become increasingly more arid.

It is the spread of arid areas caused by a variety of factors, such as through climate change (particularly the current global warming) and through the overexploitation of soil through. Desertification in these systems is thought to be exacerbated and potentially triggered by severe drought events that further reduce perennial grass cover, strengthening the positive feedback of.

This text focuses on the desertification of rangelands and explores processes, problems and solutions. Chapters in the first section evaluate interactions between `natural' and human-induced disturbance regimes, thresholds, and non-linear change with respect to vegetation, hydrology, nutrients and : Hardcover.

The protecting role of vegetation is the base for many erosion control, soil conservation, and rangeland management measures. Vegetation cover reduces splash erosion due to interception of rainfall, decreases overland flow, and improves infiltration of precipitation and runoff water into the soil.

One example for such vegetation regeneration measures was documented by SFAP on the wide and flat. The book is in three parts: (1) Rangeland Ecology: The Underpinnings (chapters 1 to 3), (2) Rangeland Management in Practice (chapters 4 to 7) and (3) Capturing the Conservation Benefits of Better Rangeland Management (chapters 8 to 10).Author: Bruce Alchin.

Rangeland Desertification | Desertification has occurred worldwide. The biophysical and socio-economic complexity of this phenomenon has challenged our ability to categorize, inventory, monitor and repair the condition of degraded lands.

The term ‘desert’ has many meanings, but usually refers to an area with a certain climate, vegetation cover, or desolation. ‘Desertification’ is a vague and often confusing concept because of the many meanings of the term ‘desert’.

The current definition by the Cited by:   Roy H. Behnke and Michael Mortimore (editors) The End of Desertification. Disputing Environmental Change in the Drylands. Springer-Verlag, Berlin (). ISBN Author: Ian Scoones. Category: grassland / rangeland This case study, titled Is desertification swallowing China?, appears in the 12th chapter of the book published in The author argues that desertification poses a severe challenge to million people in China and things do not change for better in spite of the efforts nevertheless exerted by government.

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$ Free shipping. No ratings or reviews yet. Be the first to write a review. Best Selling in Nonfiction. See all. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: 1 online resource (x, pages) Contents: Processes --Desertification: an appeal for a broader perspective --Sress, disturbance and change in rangeland ecosystems --Viewing rangelands as landscape systems --Hydrologic effects on rangeland degradation and restoration processes --Erosion models: use and misuse on rangelands.

Desertification, the broad-scale conversion of perennial grasslands to dominance by annuals or xerophytic shrubs, has affected drylands globally over the past several centuries.

Desertification is a cumulative threat that includes both climatic (e.g., drought) and land-use drivers (e.g., livestock overgrazing, fire). In this chapter, we determine the vulnerability of different ecosystem. It is a pleasure to introduce this book review forum on two related and complementary books: Nathan F.

Sayre’s The Politics of Scale: A History of Rangeland Science-and Di ana K. Davis’s The Arid Lands: History, Power, Knowledge. These are important books for many different reasons, as detailed in the insightful reviews by Thomas Bassett, Si-Author: Rebecca Lave, Thomas Bassett, Geoff Mann, Paul Robbins, Simon Batterbury, Nathan F.

Sayre, Diana K. The book provides a contemporary, process-oriented perspective on rangeland degradation of value to students, policy-makers and professionals es in Vegetation Science: Rangeland Desertification (Hardcover). This state change is expected to continue in the future as environmental drivers continue to change.

It is generally well-recognized that desertification is a cumulative threat that explicitly includes both climatic (e.g., drought) and land-use drivers (e.g., livestock overgrazing and inappropriate conversions of rangeland to cropland).

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. title = "Desertification of Rangelands", abstract = "Desertification, the broad-scale conversion of perennial grasslands to dominance by annuals or xerophytic shrubs, has affected drylands globally over the past several centuries.

Rangeland and global change: chairperson's summary and comments, pp In: Proceedings, Volume II, 5th International Rangeland Congress (NE West, ed.). Society for Rangeland Management, Denver. Northup, B K, S Archer, J W Stuth, C D Mc Kown, and R A Crane.

Structure of shrub clusters in a subtropical savanna in south Texas, pp. The outcome of UNEA-2 was a successful resolution “Combating desertification, land degradation, and drought and promoting sustainable pastoralism and rangelands”. While this resolution did not include a provision for an International Year, it did include language calling upon organizations around the world to “contribute to raising the.

Rangeland use that can lead to desertification includes excessively large herds for existing range conditions (leading to overgrazing and trampling) and herd concentration around human settlements and watering points.

Government policies towards their pastoral populations can also indirectly lead to desertification by, for example, not pursuing. Rangeland desertification is one of the most serious problems threatening the ecological environment and socio-economic development on the eastern Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in China.

To combat desertification and reduce its adverse effects, some strategies have been undertaken to stabilize the mobile sand dunes and restore the desertified land. In this study, rangeland desertification with a Author: Xiao Feng, Jianjun Qu, Qingbin Fan, Lihai Tan, Zhishan An. eBook is an electronic version of a traditional print book THIS can be read by using a personal computer or by using an eBook reader.

(An eBook reader can be a software application for use on a computer such as Microsoft's free Reader application, or a book-sized computer THIS is used solely as a reading device such as Nuvomedia's Rocket eBook.).

Describe rangeland degradation and desertification. Environmental Resources Worksheet ALL ORIGINAL ANSWERS. Using the assigned readings from chapterwrite a to word response to each of the following Title: Describe rangeland degradation.

desert grassland, desertification, nitrogen, nutrient dynamics, phosphorus Abstract It is well recognized that rangeland environments, especially degraded environments, are relatively infertile. Paul Andersen explains how forests and rangelands are managed to provide renewable lumber and cattle.

Threats to renewability of forests include old-growth logging, forest fires, and tree plantations. Threats to renewable rangeland include overgrazing, deforestation, and desertification.

Bozemanscience Resources. Forestry & Rangelands Concept Map. This book contains selected contributions from the Sixth Meeting of the International Geographical Union's Commission on Land Degradation and Desertification, held in Perth, Australia, in September Collectively, these contributions explicitly seek to understand not only the mechanisms responsible for the problem of land degradation but their social and economic implications, the means of.

The success of the project has shown how traditional sustainable rangeland management systems can help communities understand threats to their land, and to work together to manage land use to tackle degradation and desertification head on—enabling damaged ecosystems to.

The book 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. Rangeland Ecology, Management and Conservation Benefits. Victor Roy Squires (Editor) Institute of Desertification Studies, Beijing Rangeland Ecology, Management and Conservation Benefits quantity.

Add to cart. This book examines rangeland degradation in China as well as rangeland management and livestock production in an effort to. Desertification is defined by Scott E Spoolman and G. Miller in their book Living in the Environment as “the conversion of rangeland, rain-fed cropland, or irrigated cropland to desert-like land with a drop of agricultural activity of 10% or more”.

To put this as simple as possible desertification is. Challenging desertification myths. Posted on by Toby Penrhys-Evans - FAC blog.

Tales of desertification across the world’s drylands are a recurrent theme in policy. This week’s blog reviews an excellent book that takes issue with many of the assumptions around desertification – The End of Desertification?.

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Despite several efforts made, the progress in combating desertification was not at the expected level.

A new and more effective approach was required at all levels within the framework of sustainable development.In Sub-Saharan Africa, the popular perception of rangelands and their management is that these vast areas have major problems without solutions: the common narrative focuses on overgrazing, herds of undernourished livestock, erosion and desertification, drought, famine, and conflict.

However, evidence compiled and analysed in this book show that such a view of rangelands – as being.The first volume focuses on concepts and principles. The book is published by the Kluwer Academic Publishers. These proceedings are a unique documentation of rangeland desertification in many countries and regions of the world.