Novel Measurement and Assessment Tools for Monitoring and Management of Land and Water Resources in Agricultural Landscapes of Central Asia

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ISBN: 978-3-319-01016-8 (Print) 978-3-319-01017-5 (Online)

Table of contents (44 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiii

  2. Environmental and Societal Framework for Monitoring and Management of Land and Water Resources

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      Pages 3-59

      Land and Water Resources of Central Asia, Their Utilisation and Ecological Status

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      Pages 61-73

      Soil Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan: Current Status, Problems and Solutions

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      Pages 75-89

      Long-Term Monitoring and Water Resource Management in the Republic of Kazakhstan

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      Pages 91-105

      Trends in the Agriculture of Central Asia and Implications for Rangelands and Croplands

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      Pages 107-113

      Landscape Hydrology of Rural Areas: Challenges and Tools

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      Pages 115-142

      Productivity Potentials of the Global Land Resource for Cropping and Grazing

  3. Novel Methodologies for Measurement of Processes and Assessment of Resources

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      Pages 145-158

      A Novel Method for Quantifying Soil Hydraulic Properties

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      Pages 159-173

      Advanced Technologies in Lysimetry

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      Pages 175-184

      Third-Generation Lysimeters: Scientific Engineered Monitoring Systems

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      Pages 185-198

      A Field Method for Quantifying Deep Seepage and Solute Leaching

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      Pages 199-222

      Simple Field Methods for Measurement and Evaluation of Grassland Quality

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      Pages 223-234

      Impact Assessment for Multifunctional Land Use

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      Pages 235-248

      The Muencheberg Soil Quality Rating for Assessing the Quality of Global Farmland

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      Pages 249-262

      Use of Pedotransfer Functions for Land Evaluation: Mapping Groundwater Recharge Rates Under Semi-Arid Conditions

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      Pages 263-273

      Nutrient Balances in Agriculture: A Basis for the Efficiency Survey of Agricultural Groundwater Conservation Measures

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      Pages 275-288

      Methods of In Situ Groundwater Quality Monitoring: Basis for the Efficiency Survey of Agricultural Groundwater Conservation Measures

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      Pages 289-314

      Methods in the Exploratory Risk Assessment of Trace Elements in the Soil-Groundwater Pathway

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      Pages 315-327

      Methods for Quantifying Wind Erosion in Steppe Regions

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      Pages 329-346

      Generation of Up to Date Land Cover Maps for Central Asia

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      Pages 347-364

      Estimating Black Carbon Emissions from Agricultural Burning

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