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Sustainable Land Use in Deserts - Siegmar-W. Breckle

Sustainable Land Use in Deserts

By: Siegmar-W. Breckle (Editor), Maik Veste (Editor), Walter Wucherer (Editor)

Hardcover ISBN: 9783540677628
Number Of Pages: 465

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Prefaces
Preface of the UNESCO
Preface of the Secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
Preface of the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research
N.N. (UNCCD, Bonn)
Introductionp. 1
Deserts, Land Use and Desertificationp. 3
River Diversion, Irrigation, Salinization, Desertification - an Inevitable Successionp. 14
The Aral Sea Crisisp. 25
The Aral Sea Crisis Regionp. 27
Flora of the Dry Seafloor of the Aral Seap. 38
Vegetation Dynamics on the Dry Seafloor of the Aral Seap. 52
Methods of Conservation and Restoration of Vegetation Cover on the Aral Sea Coastp. 69
Vegetation Dynamics on the Syrdarya Delta and Modern Land Usep. 74
Ecological Basis for Botanical Diversity Conservation within the Amudarya and Syrdarya River Deltasp. 84
The Tugai Forests of Floodplain of the Amudarya River: Ecology, Dynamics and Their Conservationp. 95
Soil Crusts in the Amudarya River Delta: Properties and Formationp. 103
Irrigation and Land Degradation in the Aral Sea Basinp. 115
Ecology of the Aqueous Medium in the Area Surrounding the Aral Seap. 126
Pottable Water: Research into Seasonal Changes and Conditions in the Aral Sea Regionp. 132
Salt Stressp. 137
Halophytes on the Dry Sea Floor of the Aral Seap. 139
Halophytes: Structure and Adaptationp. 147
Environmental State and an Analysis of Phytogenetic Resources of Halophytic Plants for Rehabilitation and Livestock Feeding in Arid and Sandy Deserts of Uzbekistanp. 154
Salinity: A Major Enemy of Sustainable Agriculturep. 166
Impact of Grazingp. 175
Remarkable Differences in Desertification Processes in the Northern and Southern Richtersveld (Northern Namaqualand, Republic of South Africa)p. 177
Colour Platesp. 189
How Grazing Turns Rare Seedling Recruitment Events to Non-Events in Arid Environmentsp. 197
Vegetation Degradation in Northeastern Jordanp. 208
Impact of Grazing on the Vegetation of South Sinai, Egyptp. 218
Arid Rangeland Management Supported by Dynamic Spatially Explicit Simulation Modelsp. 229
Desertification Processes and Monitoringp. 241
Remote Sensing of Surface Properties. The Key to Land Degradation and Desertification Assessmentsp. 243
Evaluation of Potential Land Use Sites in Dry Areas of Burkina Faso with the Help of Remote Sensingp. 255
Degradation of the Vegetation in the Central Kyzylkum Desert (Uzbekistan)p. 265
Modern Geomorphological Processes on the Kazakhstanian Coast of the Caspian Sea and Problems of Desertificationp. 269
Anthropogenic Transformation of Desert Ecosystems in Mongoliap. 275
Assessment of the Modern State of Sand-Desert Vegetation in Kazakhstanp. 281
Reclamationp. 287
Water-Harvesting Efficiency in Arid and Semiarid Areasp. 289
The Effects of Landscape Structure on Primary Productivity in Source-Sink Systemsp. 303
Sedimentary Environments in the Desiccated Aral Sea Floor: Vegetation Recovery and Prospects for Reclamationp. 310
Seeding Experiments on the Dry Aral Sea Floor for Phytomeliorationp. 318
Rehabilitation of Areas of Irrigation Now Derelicted Because of Strong Salinization in Ecologically Critical Zones of Priaraliap. 323
Desert Soil Recultivation and Monitoring of (Phyto-) Toxicity: Pilot Project in Three Phases Lasting for 4 Yearsp. 329
Contributions to a Sustainable Management of the Indigenous Vegetation in the Foreland of Cele Oasis - A Project Report from the Taklamakan Desertp. 343
The Control of Drift Sand on the Southern Fringe of the Taklamakan Desert - an Example from the Cele-Oasisp. 350
The Role of Biological Soil Crusts on Desert Sand Dunes in the Northwestern Negev, Israelp. 357
Restoration of Disturbed Areas in the Mediterranean - a Case Study in a Limestone Quarryp. 368
Indigenous Agroforestry for Sustainable Development of the Area around Lake Nasser, Egyptp. 377
Ziziphus - a Multipurpose Fruit Tree for Arid Regionsp. 388
Root Morphology of Wheat Genotypes Grown in Residual Moisturep. 400
Field Studies in Solar Photocatalysis for Detoxification of Organic Chemicals in Waters and Effluentsp. 405
National Programsp. 413
Activity of the Consulting Centre to Combat Desertification in Turkmenistanp. 415
Desertification in China and Its Controlp. 418
Environmental Problems of the Southern Region of Kazakhstanp. 427
National Strategy and Action Plan to Combat Desertification in Kazakstanp. 441
Social and Economical Aspectsp. 449
Economic-Demographic Strategies and Desertification: Interactions in Low-Income Countriesp. 451
Final Remarksp. 465
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ISBN: 9783540677628
ISBN-10: 3540677623
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 465
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.69
Weight (kg): 0.86

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