Combating Desertification and Land Degradation

Spatial Strategies Using Vegetation

  • Janet Hooke
  • Peter Sandercock

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science book series (BRIEFSENVIRONMENTAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Janet Hooke, Gonzalo Barberá, L. H. Cammeraat, Victor Castillo, Jean Poesen, Dino Torri et al.
    Pages 1-12
  3. Janet Hooke, Peter Sandercock, L. H. Cammeraat, Jan Peter Lesschen, Lorenzo Borselli, Dino Torri et al.
    Pages 13-37
  4. Peter Sandercock, Janet Hooke, Gonzalo Barberá, J. A. Navarro-Cano, J. I. Querejeta, Jan Peter Lesschen et al.
    Pages 39-78
  5. Peter Sandercock, Janet Hooke, Sarah De Baets, Jean Poesen, André Meerkerk, Bas van Wesemael et al.
    Pages 79-104
  6. Janet Hooke, Peter Sandercock, Gonzalo Barberá, Victor Castillo, L. H. Cammeraat, Sarah De Baets et al.
    Pages 105-124
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 125-135

About this book


This book reports an approach developed to research and apply methods of assessing patterns of processes in the landscape, and suitability of different types of vegetation to mitigate soil erosion and sediment flux. Practical guidelines on a spatially strategic approach to management of land degradation at a range of spatial scales were produced. Originally developed for the Mediterranean environment, it has much wider potential global application. It provides researchers with methods to acquire the knowledge necessary for such an approach and provides practitioners with guidance on implementation and benefits of targeted methods of soil erosion control. It includes substantial information about processes and vegetation in the Mediterranean environment and the species effectiveness in soil erosion control.


Soil erosion control Land management Landscape approach Vegetation erosion control Land restoration Water runoff Drylands

Authors and affiliations

  • Janet Hooke
    • 1
  • Peter Sandercock
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Geography and Planning, School of Environmental SciencesUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.JacobsBendigoAustralia

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