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Title Climate and land degradation / Mannava V.K. Sivakumar, Ndegwa Ndiang'ui (eds.)
Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 623 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Series Environmental science and engineering, subseries environmental science, 1863-5520
Environmental science and engineering (Springer (Firm)). Environmental science.
Contents The Assessment of Global Trends in Land Degradation / Uriel N. Safriel -- Status and Trends in Land Degradation in Africa / Lamourdia Thiombiano and Ignacio Tourino-Soto -- Status and Trends in Land Degradation in Asia / Hong Ma and Hongbo Ju -- Trends in Land Degradation in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Role of Climate Change / Fernando Santibáñez and Paula Santibáñez -- Trends in Land Degradation in Europe / Luca Montanarella -- Climate and Land Degradation -- an Overview / Mannava V.K. Sivakumar and Robert Stefanski -- Climate, Extreme Events and Land Degradation / Michèle L. Clarke and Helen M. Rendell -- Effects of Some Meteorological Parameters on Land Degradation in Tanzania / E. Matari -- Rainfall and Land Degradation / Leo Stroosnijder -- Frequency of Wet and Dry Spells in Tanzania / Faustine F. Tilya and Mohamed S. Mhita -- Climate Variability, Climate Change and Land Degradation / Beverley Henry, Greg McKeon, Jozef Syktus, John Carter, Ken Day and David Rayner -- Fire Weather and Land Degradation / Opha Pauline Dube -- Importance of Drought Information in Monitoring and Assessing Land Degradation / Moshe Inbar -- The Role of Land Degradation in the Agriculture and Environment Nexus / Anna Tengberg and Svanhild-Isabelle Batta Torheim -- Using Weather and Climate Information for Landslide Prevention and Mitigation / Roy C. Sidle -- Drought Hazard and Land Management in the Drylands of Southern Africa / Juliane Zeidler and Reagan Chunga -- Climate Monitoring in the Southern Africa Development Community / Bradwell J. Garanganga -- Carbon Sequestration and Land Degradation / Alan J. Franzluebbers and Paul C. Doraiswamy -- Sustainable Land Management Through Soil Organic Carbon Management and Sequestration -- The GEFSOC Modelling System / E. Milne, M.F. Sessay, M. Easter, K. Paustian and K. Killian -- Seasonal Variation of Carbon Dioxide, Rainfall, NDVI and it's Association to Land Degradation in Tanzania / Juliana J. Adosi -- Land Degradation Control in Northern Africa / Ismail H.M. El Bagouri -- Challenges and Trade-Offs in Environmental and Financial Approaches of the Afforestation of Degraded Lands / Viorel Blujdea -- The EU-Funded Medcoastland Thematic Network and its Findings in Combating Land Degradation in the Mediterranean Region / Pandi Zdruli, Cosimo Lacirignola, Nicola Lamaddalena and Giuliana Trisorio Liuzzi -- Managing Land Use, Protecting Land and Mitigating Land Degradation: Tanzania Case Study / R.S. Muyungi -- Implementation of Initiatives for Addressing Climate Change and Land Degradation: A Look at the Philippine Context / Rodrigo U. Fuentes and Roger Concepcion -- Successful Grassland Regeneration in a Severely Degraded Catchment: a Whole of Government Approach in North West Australia / P.E. Novelly and I.W. Watson -- Land Degradation Management in Southern Africa / Josephine Philip Msangi -- Successful Experiences of Sustainable Land Use in Hyperarid, Arid and Semiarid Zones from Peru / Juan Torres Guevara and Dora Velásquez Milla -- Role of Organic Agriculture in Preventing and Reversing Land Degradation / Sue Edwards -- Using Better Climate Prediction in the Implementation of National Action Programmes -- (Eastern) Europe / Vesselin Alexandrov -- Improving NAP Implementation through Effective Use of Early Warning: Experiences in the IGAD Sub-Region / Reuben Sinange -- Role of Drought Monitoring and Management in NAP Implementation / Hossein Badripour -- Climate and National Action Programs in Latin America / Gertjan B. Beekman -- Conclusions and Recommendations / Mannava V.K. Sivakumar and Ndegwa Ndiang'ui -- Workshop Statement
Summary In many parts of the world, climatic variations are recognized as one of the major factors contributing to land degradation impacting on agricultural systems performance and management. To accurately assess sustainable land management practices, the climate resources and the risk of climate-related or induced natural disasters in a region must be known. Only when climate resources are paired with management or development practices can the land degradation potential be assessed and appropriate mitigation technologies be developed. This book is based on an International Workshop held in Arusha
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Climatology.
Land degradation.
Climatic changes.
Sustainable agriculture.
Form Electronic book
Author Siva Kumar, M. V. K.
Ndiang'ui, Ndegwa.
LC no. 2007931628
ISBN 3540724389
6611116133
9783540724384
9786611116132