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Land degradation

development and breakdown of terrestrial environments

by Christopher J. Barrow

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge [England], New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nature -- Effect of human beings on.,
  • Land degradation.,
  • Pollution -- Environmental aspects.,
  • Soil conservation.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-285) and index.

    StatementC.J. Barrow.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGF75 .B37 1991
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvii, 295 p. :
    Number of Pages295
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1851003M
    ISBN 100521353335
    LC Control Number90002534

    The note focuses on the global effects of land degradation, but emphasizes other important levels of land degradation: at the field level, it may result in reduced productivity; at the national level, it may cause flooding, and sedimentation; and, at the global level, it can contribute to climate changes, damaging bio-diversity, and international waters. Land Degradation Development is an international journal which seeks to promote rational study of the recognition, monitoring, control and rehabilitation of degradation in terrestrial environments. The journal focuses on: what land degradation is; what causes land degradation; the impacts of land degradation the scale of land degradation; the history, current status or future trends of land.

    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. Land Degradation and Rehabilitation in Ethiopia Society at large is also suffering from uncertain information about the rates of land use change and land degradation. The paper suggests some rules of thumb for identifying the priority areas for government and donor intervention, including the need for targeted research on the productivityFile Size: 3MB.

    Land is a vital resource to humankind, like air and water. Land degradation—the deterioration or loss of the productive capacity of the soils for present and future—is a global challenge that affects everyone through food insecurity, higher food prices, climate change, environmental hazards, and the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services. Land Degradation and Desertification: Assessment, Mitigation and Remediation.


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Land degradation by Christopher J. Barrow Download PDF EPUB FB2

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 Land degradation book implications, the means of.

The book explores the myriad ways that human activity can degradation the functionality of an area of land. Typically, this area is used to grow food.

The authors point out that the subject is probably as old as history. The book also discusses non-human initiated ways that land might degrade. As by volcanic activity, for by: and land degradation are also occurring. The condition of the soil is one of the best indicators of land degradation.

The soil integrates a variety of important processes involving vegetation growth, overland flow of water, infiltration, land use and land management. Soil degradation is, in itself, an indicator of land degradation. But, in the File Size: KB. Land Degradation and Society is essential reading for all students of geography, agriculture, social sciences, development studies and related subjects.

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Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no 5/5(3). This book takes a rigorous, scientific approach, looking at the nature and process of land degradation, its causes and its effects. Yet these stages are not discrete: they are inextricably interwoven.

In addition, land degradation is a complex response to the interaction between people. Find books like Degradation (The Kane Trilogy, #1) from the world’s largest community of readers.

Goodreads members who liked Degradation (The Kane Trilo. Land Degradation & Development Edited By: Chris Barrow, Martin Brandt, Jan Frouz, Vanessa Wong, Yakov Kuzyakov, Gerardo Ojeda and Jan Nyssen Impact factor: Land degradation: the change in the provision of ecosystem goods and services Analysis of results Impact: population, poverty and land types The causes of land degradation The cost of land degradation Messages References List of Figures 1.

Capacity of the ecosystem to provide services Size: KB. The annual global cost of land degradation due to land use/cover change (LUCC) and using land degrading management practices on static cropland and grazing land is about billion USD.

Discussion: Data and evidence for land degradation Conclusion: why land degradation and desertification occur References and further reading 2 Responses to desertification Finding answers Conclusion: The causes of land degradation today Conclusion: strategies to mitigate desertification Land Degradation.

Land degradation is defined as the temporary or permanent decline in the productive capacity of the land, and the diminution of the productive potential, including its major land uses (e.g., rain-fed arable, irrigation, forests), its farming systems (e.g., smallholder subsistence), and its value as an economic resource.

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Land degradation is a process in which the value of the biophysical environment is affected by a combination of human-induced processes acting upon the land.

It is viewed as any change or disturbance to the land perceived to be deleterious or undesirable. Natural hazards are excluded as a cause; however human activities can indirectly affect phenomena such as floods and bush fires.

Phisycal and biological aspects of land degradation (Australia's land resources at risk Colin Chartres, biological and physycal phenomena in land degradation Gordon Burch, Dean Graetz and Ian Noble, Detection and measurement of land degradation processes); Social costs (onsite costs of land degradation in agriculture and forestry, offsite costs of land degradation, degradation pressures from 5/5(1).

Land degradation is the major consequences of direct interference of human activities in the natural phenomenon. Land degradation means: 1. Loss of natural fertility of soil because of loss of nutrients.

Less vegetation cover. ADVERTISEMENTS: 3. Changes in the characteristic of soil. Pollution of water resources from the contamination of.

Land degradation is a global challenge that affects everybody through food insecurity and higher food prices, through climate change and environmental hazards, and through the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Although there is a link between land degradation and conflict, we should be careful not to blame the victims. Land degradation which is caused by multiple forces—extreme weather conditions and anthropogenic activities that pollute or degrade the quality of soils and land utility—negatively affects food production, livelihoods, and the provision of other ecosystem goods and services.

Land degradation can also lead to climate change and affect human health. The problem is more Cited by: 1.

Land degradation definition: refers to human practices and technologies that extract or degrade the land's resources faster than they can be replenished and thus fail to ensure the long-term sustainability of the land.

Causes of land degradation. Land degradation is a process in which the value of the physical environment is affected by a. Land Degradation explores the substantial decrease in an area's biological productivity or usefulness to humans due to human activities.

Accessible to an interdisciplinary audience--from students and land managers to researchers and policymakers--the book is an important contribution to sustainability science.

Lccn. Show More. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Land degradation. Berlin: Gebrüder Borntraeger, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors. 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 Price: $According to UNCCD, globally billion people depend on agriculture but 52% of the land used for agriculture is moderately or severely affected by soil degradation, land degradation affects land degradation is a critical global environmental issue.

i t directly affects the livelihoods of millions of people, many of them poor and vulnerable in the world’s drylands, where more than million hectares of land is degraded.

i t also negatively affects the world’s ability.