Volume 58 2001

Land Degradation

Papers selected from Contributions to the Sixth Meeting of the International Geographical Union’s Commission on Land Degradation and Desertification, Perth, Western Australia, 20–28 September 1999

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Table of contents (24 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x

  2. Keynote Paper

    1. Book Chapter

      Pages 1-16

      Agrodiversity: A Positive Means of Addressing Land Degradation and Sustainable Rural Livelihoods

  3. Land Degradation Processes

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 17-17

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 19-35

      Geostatistical Analysis and Numerical Simulation of West African Sahel Rainfall

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 37-51

      Potentials and Problems in Using Nebkha Dunes as Indicators of Soil Degradation in the Molopo Basin, South Africa and Botswana

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 53-70

      Desertification in an Arid Shrubland in the Southwestern United States

    5. Book Chapter

      Pages 71-89

      The Potential for Degradation of Landscape Function and Cultural Values Following the Extinction of Mitika (Bettongia Lesueur) in Central Australia

  4. Land Degradation as a Response to Land Use Practices and Land Use Change

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 91-91

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 93-108

      An Assessment of Soil Erosion by Water in Scotland

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 109-126

      Ecological Disturbance and Soil Erosion on Grazing Land in Southwest Iceland

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 127-139

      Land Cover Changes in Sardinia (Italy): The Role of Agricultural Policies in Land Degradation

    5. Book Chapter

      Pages 141-150

      Environmental Problems Caused by Heavy Application of Nitrogen Fertilisers in Japanese Tea Fields

  5. Society and Land Degradation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 151-151

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 153-166

      Soil Sustainability and Land Reform in South Africa

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 167-186

      Redistribution, Restitution and Reform: Prospects for the Land in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 187-206

      Establishing Farmers’ Understanding of Soil Health for the Future Development of ‘User-Friendly’ Soil Monitoring Packages

    5. Book Chapter

      Pages 207-222

      Understanding Farmer Monitoring of a ‘Sustainability Indicator’: Depth to Saline Groundwater in Western Australia

    6. Book Chapter

      Pages 223-235

      Needs and Opportunities in Evaluating Land Degradation and Erosion in South-East Asia

  6. Rehabilitation of Degraded Land

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 237-238

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 239-253

      Different Techniques of Pasture Improvement and Soil Erosion in a Wooded Rangeland in SW Spain

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 255-273

      Land Recovery Following Extensive Sheet Erosion at Menangle, NSW

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 275-289

      Safe Carrying Capacity and Sustainable Grazing: How Much Have we Learnt in Semi-Arid Australia in the Last 170 Years?

    5. Book Chapter

      Pages 291-304

      Reconsidering the Economic Scope for Rehabilitating Degraded Australian Semi-Arid Rangelands — Issues of Context, Process and Integration

    6. Book Chapter

      Pages 305-318

      Airborne Geophysics Provides Improved Spatial Information for the Management of Dryland Salinity

    7. Book Chapter

      Pages 319-331

      Innovative Use of Water Balance Models in Farm and Catchment Planning in Western Australia

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