Land Use and Soil Resources

  • Ademola K. Braimoh
  • Paul L. G. Vlek

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Ademola K. Braimoh, Paul L. G. Vlek
    Pages 1-7
  3. Navin Ramankutty, Jonathan A. Foley, Nicholas J. Olejniczak
    Pages 23-40
  4. Hans Hurni, Karl Herweg, Brigitte Portner, Hanspeter Liniger
    Pages 41-71
  5. Lulseged Tamene, Paul L. G. Vlek
    Pages 73-100
  6. Daniel Hillel, Ademola K. Braimoh, Paul L. G. Vlek
    Pages 101-119
  7. Ulrike Grote, Eric T. Craswell, Paul L. G. Vlek
    Pages 121-143
  8. Diego de la Rosa, Ramon Sobral
    Pages 167-200
  9. Peter J. Marcotullio, Ademola K. Braimoh, Takashi Onishi
    Pages 201-250
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 251-253

About this book

Introduction

Land-use change is one of the main drivers of many environmental change processes. It influences the basic resources of land use, including the soil. Its impact on soil often occurs so creepingly that land managers hardly contemplate initiating ameliorative or counterbalance measures. Poor land management has degraded vast amounts of land, reduced our ability to produce enough food, and is a major threat to rural livelihoods in many developing countries.

To date, there has been no single unifying volume that addresses the multifaceted impacts of land use on soils. This book has responded to this challenge by bringing together renowned academics and policy experts to analyze the patterns, driving factors and proximate causes, and the socioeconomic impacts of soil degradation. Policy measures to prevent irreversible degradation and rehabilitate degraded soils are also identified.

Keywords

Erosion Land-use change Soil Degradation Soil Erosion Urbanization Virtual Water environment environmental change production soil soil quality

Editors and affiliations

  • Ademola K. Braimoh
    • 1
  • Paul L. G. Vlek
    • 2
  1. 1.Hokkaido UniversityJapan
  2. 2.University of BonnGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6778-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Netherlands 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-6777-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-6778-5
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