© 1999

Desert Problems and Desertification in Central Asia

The Researchers of the Desert Institute

  • Agajan G. Babaev
  • The book describes the complex interactions between socio-economic conditions and natural factors which contribute to desertification intensifying each other


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. A. G. Babaev
    Pages 1-3
  3. A. G. Babaev, A. A. Arnageldyev
    Pages 21-31
  4. A. B. Batyrov
    Pages 33-48
  5. A. G. Babaev, I. S. Zonn
    Pages 49-58
  6. A. M. Babaev, N. G. Kharin
    Pages 59-75
  7. A. P. Jumashov
    Pages 77-87
  8. T. A. Babaeva
    Pages 89-100
  9. G. M. Mukhammedov, M. K. Durikov, N. T. Nechaeva
    Pages 101-114
  10. V. N. Nikolaev, V. V. Nikolaev, M. D. Nepesov
    Pages 125-133
  11. A. O. Ovezliev, O. P. Kurbanov, A. I. Ibragimov
    Pages 135-142
  12. S. K. Veisov, V. P. Cherednichenko, I. P. Svintsov
    Pages 143-153
  13. N. K. Lalymenko
    Pages 155-165
  14. P. E. Esenov, K. R. Redjepbaev
    Pages 167-177
  15. M. A. Nepesov, T. P. Vitkovskaya, B. T. Kirsta
    Pages 179-187
  16. M. V. Kolodin, G. I. Rabochev
    Pages 201-210
  17. V. V. Jarkov
    Pages 211-223

About this book


Since 1962 the Desert Institute of the former Academy of Science of the USSR has been conducting research work in the arid and semi-arid zones of central Asia. This outstanding experience in desert and desertification problems, and the possibilities of sustainable land use under difficult environmental conditions is summarized here. The book also gives an overview of the Institute's consulting work within the framework of international projects. This is the first publication allowing readers outside the Russian-speaking world to obtain concise information about the specific constraints and development possibilities of central Asian drylands.


Desert Institute Drainage Fundament Geography Geosciences Monitoring biosphere desert research irrigation land degradation wind

Editors and affiliations

  • Agajan G. Babaev
    • 1
  1. 1.Desert InstituteAshgabatTurkmenistan

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