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Land Degradation and Socio-Economic Development

A Field-based Perspective


Part of the Advances in Asian Human-Environmental Research book series (AAHER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Padmini Pani
    Pages 1-28
  3. Padmini Pani
    Pages 149-155
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 157-160

About this book


This book offers an overview of recent literature on land degradation and its interrelationship with socio-economic development processes in the developing world. It provides an in-depth analysis of land degradation as a physical process, with an emphasis on the local and regional scales. The volume contains a detailed case-study of ravine formation processes in the Chambal valley, a unique but least studied part of the world. Using multi-scale and multi-disciplinary approaches, and combining spatial socio-economic data with remote sensing data, this book provides an in-depth analysis of the causes and implications of land degradation. 


Chambal Valley Effects of land degradation Land degradation impact Ravine formation Remote Sensing and GIS Socio-economic Implications of Land Degredation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Study of Regional Development, School of Social SciencesJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia

About the authors

Dr. Padmini Pani is an Associate Professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India, where she works at the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, at the School of Social Sciences. 

She has a Master’s Degree in Geography and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Remote Sensing and GIS. Other specialities include Geomorphology, Land Degradation, River Systems, Climate Change, Mountain Ecosystems, Environment and Development. She was visiting fellow at Lancaster University, University of Southampton, and University of British Columbia, Canada. Dr Pani was a DAAD fellow at the Institute of Physical Geography of the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany, where she worked on land degradation.

Dr. Padmini Pani has over a decade in teaching and research experience and published numerous articles. 

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