3. Desertification Indicators: From Concept to Practice

  1. Anton Imeson1,2

Published Online: 21 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119977759.ch3

Desertification, Land Degradation and Sustainability

Desertification, Land Degradation and Sustainability

How to Cite

Imeson, A. (2011) Desertification Indicators: From Concept to Practice, in Desertification, Land Degradation and Sustainability, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119977759.ch3

Author Information

  1. 1

    Foundation 3D Environmental Change, Foundation For Sustainable Development (FSD), The Netherlands

  2. 2

    University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 FEB 2012
  2. Published Print: 30 DEC 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470714485

Online ISBN: 9781119977759

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Keywords:

  • desertification indicators, from concept to practice;
  • desertification indicators;
  • law on forestry, soil erosion prevention in Iceland;
  • UNCCD Guidelines for indicators;
  • land, water and nature as natural indicators;
  • Theory of Complex Systems;
  • ‘geography’ of desertification, using indicators;
  • DPSIR (driver, pressure, state, impact, response);
  • soil and water conservation and protection functions;
  • hydrological indicators of desertification

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Approaches to desertification indicators

  • Global and regional indicators of land degradation and desertification

  • Applying selected concepts in practice

  • Desertification, resilience and stability

  • The soil and water conservation and protection functions

  • Spatial variability and discontinuity

  • Hydrological indicators of desertification

  • Water in the soil and landscape

  • References and further reading