Gaur, Mahesh K.

Climate Variability Impacts on Land Use and Livelihoods in Drylands

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Table of contents

Part I. Background and Setting

1. Geographic Extent and Characteristics of the World’s Arid Zones and Their Peoples
Mahesh K. Gaur, Victor R. Squires

2. Recent Trends in Drylands and Future Scope for Advancement
Ahmed E. Sidahmed

3. Global Change and Its Consequences for the World’s Arid Lands
Richard Bawden

Part II. Aridlands Under a Global Change Regime

4. Humans as Agents of Change in Arid Lands: With Special Reference to Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, (China)
Victor R. Squires, Haiying Feng

5. Climate Variability and Impact on Livelihoods in the Cold Arid Qinghai–Tibet Plateau
Haiying Feng, Victor R. Squires

6. Integrated Watershed Management Approach in Drylands of Iran
Hamid R. Solaymani, Hossein Badripour

7. Thar Desert: Its Land Management, Livelihoods and Prospects in a Global Warming Scenario
R. P. Dhir

Part III. Northern Hemisphere Aridlands: Selected Examples

8. Dryland Resources of North America with Special Reference to Regions West of the 100th Parallel
Victor R. Squires

9. Desertification and Land Degradation in Indian Subcontinent: Issues, Present Status and Future Challenges
Ajai, P. S. Dhinwa

10. Drylands of China: Problems and Prospects
Shiming Ma

11. Drylands of the Mediterranean Basin: Challenges, Problems and Prospects
Ahmed H. Mohamed, Victor R. Squires

Part IV. Southern Hemisphere Aridlands: Selected Examples

12. Southern African Arid Lands: Current Status and Future Prospects
Klaus Kellner, Graham Maltitz, Mary Seely, Julius Atlhopheng, Lehman Lindeque

13. Arid and Semiarid Rangelands of Argentina
C. A. Busso, Osvaldo A. Fernández

14. The Impact of Climate Variability on Land Use and Livelihoods in Australia’s Rangelands
David J. Eldridge, Genevieve Beecham

Part V. Summary, Synthesis and Concluding Remarks

15. Drylands Under a Climate Change Regime: Implications for the Land and the Pastoral People They Support
Mahesh K. Gaur, Victor R. Squires

16. Unifying Concepts, Synthesis, and Conclusions
Victor R. Squires, Mahesh K. Gaur

Keywords: Geography, World Regional Geography (Continents, Countries, Regions), Climate Change/Climate Change Impacts, Environmental Management, Ecosystems, Environmental Policy, Sustainable Development

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