Table of contents
Background to the Natural Landscape and Consequences of the Ecosystem Conversation
Socio-economic, Institutional and Demographic Dynamics Impacting Land Use in Post-socialist South Siberia
Potential and Strategies of Adapted Land Use as a Basis for Ecologically and Social-economically Sustainable Development of the Rural Landscape
Towards a Sustainable Future? Challenges for Regional Development and Innovation
About this book
This book focuses on a representative example and one of the world’s largest steppe conversions, and provides a detailed overview of the results of the BMBF-funded research project KULUNDA. As part of the Siberian virgin land policy, the Kulunda steppe was transformed into agricultural land from 1954 to 1965.
In the course of the project, a multidisciplinary research team conducted a natural, social-economic and agro-scientific cause-and-effect analysis of (agro-)ecosystem destabilisation, as well as various field trials covering tillage and crop rotation options in their socio-economic context.
The ecologically and economically sound findings offer strategies for combining climate smart land utilization, ecosystem restoration and sustainable regional development, and can readily be applied to other virgin land conversion efforts. In addition, the findings on the Eurasian steppes will expand the current conversion literature, which mainly consists of the ‘Dust Bowl’ literature of the North American plains. Given its scope, the book will appeal to scientists, professionals, and students in the environmental, geo- and climate sciences.
Climate Change Adaptation and Impact Steppe Conversions Soil Degradation in Siberia Transition Economy Sustainable Agriculture in Dry Land Areas Ecosystem Restauration and Sustainable Regional Development Agro-Ecosystem Destabilisation Land Use Methods in Russia and Kazakhstan
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- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-15927-6
- Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
- eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
- Print ISBN 978-3-030-15926-9
- Online ISBN 978-3-030-15927-6
- Series Print ISSN 2524-5155
- Series Online ISSN 2524-5163
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