Book 2014

Patterns of Land Degradation in Drylands

Understanding Self-Organised Ecogeomorphic Systems

ISBN: 978-94-007-5726-4 (Print) 978-94-007-5727-1 (Online)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi

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    Pages 1-9

    Land Degradation in Drylands: An Ecogeomorphological Approach

  3. Theory: Linking Process to Pattern

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 11-11

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      Chapter

      Pages 13-54

      The Study of Land Degradation in Drylands: State of the Art

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      Chapter

      Pages 55-84

      Resilience, Self-Organization, Complexity and Pattern Formation

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      Chapter

      Pages 85-101

      Short-Range Ecogeomorphic Processes in Dryland Systems

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      Chapter

      Pages 103-139

      Long-Range Ecogeomorphic Processes

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      Chapter

      Pages 141-167

      Integrating Short- and Long-Range Processes into Models: The Emergence of Pattern

  4. Methods for Confronting Models with Data

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 169-169

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      Chapter

      Pages 171-209

      Approaches to Modelling Ecogeomorphic Systems

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      Chapter

      Pages 211-245

      Characterizing Patterns

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      Chapter

      Pages 247-264

      Assessment of Patterns in Ecogeomorphic Systems

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      Chapter

      Pages 265-285

      Uncertainty Assessment

  5. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 287-287

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      Chapter

      Pages 289-313

      Vegetation Change in the Southwestern USA: Patterns and Processes

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      Pages 315-345

      Vegetation Mosaics of Arid Western New South Wales, Australia: Considerations of Their Origin and Persistence

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      Chapter

      Pages 347-356

      Case Study of Self-Organized Vegetation Patterning in Dryland Regions of Central Africa

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      Chapter

      Pages 357-366

      Abandonment of Agricultural Land, Agricultural Policy and Land Degradation in Mediterranean Europe

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      Chapter

      Pages 367-383

      Land Degradation in Drylands: Reëvaluating Pattern-Process Interrelationships and the Role of Ecogeomorphology

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 385-389