10. Restoration of Arid and Semi-Arid Lands

  1. Jelte van Andel2 and
  2. James Aronson3
  1. David A. Bainbridge

Published Online: 15 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118223130.ch10

Restoration Ecology: The New Frontier, Second edition

Restoration Ecology: The New Frontier, Second edition

How to Cite

Bainbridge, D. A. (2012) Restoration of Arid and Semi-Arid Lands, in Restoration Ecology: The New Frontier, Second edition (eds J. van Andel and J. Aronson), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118223130.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Groningen, Community and Conservation Ecology Group, P.O. Box 11103, 9700 CC Groningen, the Netherlands

  2. 3

    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS-U.M.R. 5175), Centre d'Écologie Fonctionnelle et Évolutive (CEFE), 1919 route de Mende, 34293 Montpellier Cedex 5, France

Author Information

  1. Restoration consultant, 8850 Capcano Road, San Diego, CA 92126, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 13 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444336351

Online ISBN: 9781118223130

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Keywords:

  • arid and semi-arid land restoration;
  • restoration approach, examining socio-economic drivers;
  • desertification, complex and interlinked;
  • tenure (use rights), in dryland management;
  • restoration efforts, tenures, in agreement or legislation;
  • planning effort, ecosystem structure, function and use;
  • understanding of desertification, restoration trajectories;
  • understanding policies guiding behavior, in restoration management;
  • traditional ecological knowledge, key to arid land management;
  • sustainability goals, and less disturbed reference ecosystems

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Causes of Desertification

  • The Restoration Research Challenge

  • The Management Challenge

  • Perspectives