Land Degradation

Papers selected from Contributions to the Sixth Meeting of the International Geographical Union’s Commission on Land Degradation and Desertification, Perth, Western Australia, 20–28 September 1999

  • Arthur J. Conacher

Part of the The GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 58)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Keynote Paper

  3. Land Degradation Processes

  4. Land Degradation as a Response to Land Use Practices and Land Use Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Donald A. Davidson, Ian C. Grieve, Andrew N. Tyler
      Pages 93-108
    3. M. D’angelo, G. Enne, S. Madrau, Claudio Zucca
      Pages 127-139
  5. Society and Land Degradation

  6. Rehabilitation of Degraded Land

  7. Land Degradation and Policy

  8. Closure

About this book


This book contains selected contributions from the Sixth Meeting of the International Geographical Union's Commission on Land Degradation and Desertification, held in Perth, Australia, in September 1999. Collectively, these contributions explicitly seek to understand not only the mechanisms responsible for the problem of land degradation but their social and economic implications, the means of overcoming the problems, and the policy instruments whereby remedial measures may be implemented. This breadth of approach is both distinctive and essential if the problems are to be tackled effectively. The authorship comprises of specialists (mostly geographers) from universities, research organizations, and government agencies, who provide a truly international perspective with contributions from Iceland to Australia and from the USA to Japan.
Audience: The book presents current research findings which will be of particular benefit to professionals and practitioners, as well as researchers and tertiary-level educationalists who are involved with land degradation.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Arthur J. Conacher
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Western AustraliaNedlands,PerthAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5636-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2033-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-5499
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-0072
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