The Resource The future of drylands : International Scientific Conference on Desertification and Drylands Research, Tunis, Tunisia, 19-21 June 2006, Cathy Lee, Thomas Schaaf, editors

The future of drylands : International Scientific Conference on Desertification and Drylands Research, Tunis, Tunisia, 19-21 June 2006, Cathy Lee, Thomas Schaaf, editors

Label
The future of drylands : International Scientific Conference on Desertification and Drylands Research, Tunis, Tunisia, 19-21 June 2006
Title
The future of drylands
Title remainder
International Scientific Conference on Desertification and Drylands Research, Tunis, Tunisia, 19-21 June 2006
Statement of responsibility
Cathy Lee, Thomas Schaaf, editors
Title variation
  • Desertification and drylands research
  • Drylands
  • International scientific conference on desertification and drylands research
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dryland ecosystems support a surprising amount of biodiversity; desertification, however, is a significant land degradation problem in the arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid regions of the world. The situation is likely to worsen with high population growth rates and accompanying land-use conflicts. The contributions to this publication, an international scientific conference held under the leadership of UNESCO, address these issues and offer practical solutions for combating desertification along with conserving and sustainably managing dryland ecosystems. This volume documents how improved understanding of drylands provides insight into the health and future prospects of these ecosystems that should help ensure that dryland communities enjoy a sustainable future.--Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
OCLC
Dewey number
333.73615
Government publication
international or intergovernmental publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GB611
LC item number
.I5192 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Man and the biosphere series
Label
The future of drylands : International Scientific Conference on Desertification and Drylands Research, Tunis, Tunisia, 19-21 June 2006, Cathy Lee, Thomas Schaaf, editors
Publication
Note
"Man and the Biosphere series"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Contents
Opening session -- Conservation of biodiversity, cultural and natural heritage in drylands -- Dryland hydrology and watershed management -- Monitoring and forecasting of dryland ecosystem dynamics -- Sustainable land use and agriculture -- Disaster and risk management in drylands -- Policy, governance and socio-economic dynamics in changing drylands -- Viable dryland livelihood and policy options -- Education and knowledge sharing in drylands -- Closing session
Control code
000043975090
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 855 p.
Isbn
9789231040528
Lccn
2008931012
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
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.b24049578
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  • (OCoLC)300616882
  • springer1402069073

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