8. Desertification, Ecosystem Services and Capital

  1. Anton Imeson1,2

Published Online: 21 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119977759.ch8

Desertification, Land Degradation and Sustainability

Desertification, Land Degradation and Sustainability

How to Cite

Imeson, A. (2011) Desertification, Ecosystem Services and Capital, in Desertification, Land Degradation and Sustainability, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119977759.ch8

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



  • desertification, ecosystem services and capital;
  • land degradation and desertification impact;
  • loss in soil and landscape capacity;
  • productive capacity and ‘functions of environment’;
  • EU task group of soil strategy;
  • driving forces, consequences of desertification;
  • constructing terraces, strategy used in Athens;
  • concepts of adaptive management and panarchy;
  • desertification and ecosystem services


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Interactions between desertification and ecosystem services

  • The impact of desertification on ecosystem services

  • References and further reading