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Developments in Soil Classification, Land Use Planning and Policy Implications: Innovative Thinking of Soil Inventory for Land Use Planning and Management of Land Resources

By: Shabbir A Shahid (Editor), Faisal K Taha (Editor), Mahmoud A Abdelfattah (Editor)

913 pages, 160 colour & 69 b/w illustrations, 1 colour table


Hardback | Feb 2013 | #205839 | ISBN-13: 9789400753310
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As the world's population continues to expand, maintaining and indeed increasing agricultural productivity is more important than ever, though it is also more difficult than ever in the face of changing weather patterns that in some cases are leading to aridity and desertification. The absence of scientific soil inventories, especially in arid areas, leads to mistaken decisions about soil use that, in the end, reduce a region's capacity to feed its population, or to guarantee a clean water supply.

Greater efficiency in soil use is possible when these resources are properly classified using international standards. Focusing on arid regions, Developments in Soil Classification, Land Use Planning and Policy Implications details soil classification from many countries. It is only once this information is properly assimilated by policymakers it becomes a foundation for informed decisions in land use planning for rational and sustainable uses.



Part I Soil Survey and Classification Strategies in Different Ecological Zones
1 Innovative Thinking for Sustainable Use of Terrestrial Resources in Abu Dhabi Emirate Through Scientific Soil Inventory and Policy Development Shabbir A. Shahid, Mahmoud A. Abdelfattah, Yasser Othman, Anil Kumar, Faisal K. Taha, John A. Kelley and Michael A. Wilson
2 Demands on Soil Classification and Soil Survey Strategies: Special Purpose Soil Classification Systems for Local Practical Use R.W. Fitzpatrick
3 Reconnaissance Soil Survey for the State of Kuwait Samira A.S. Omar and Shabbir A. Shahid
4 Do the Emerging Methods of Digital Soil Mapping have Anything to Learn from the Geopedologic Approach to Soil Mapping and Vice Versa? Abbas Farshad, Dhruba Pikha Shrestha and Ruamporn Moonjun
5 Soil Thematic Map and Land Capability Classification of Dubai Emirate Hussein Harahsheh, Mohamed Mashroom, Yousef Marzouqi, Eman Al Khatib, B.R.M. Rao and M.A. Fyzee
6 Land Evaluation Interpretations and Decision Support Systems - Soil Survey of Abu Dhabi Emirate Peter King, Gerard Grealish, Shabbir A. Shahid and Mahmoud A. Abdelfattah
7 Conceptual Soil-Regolith Toposequence Models to Support Soil Survey and Land Evaluation Gerard Grealish, R.W. Fitzpatrick, Peter King and Shabbir A. Shahid
8 Anhydrite Formation on the Coastal Sabkha of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Michael A. Wilson, Shabbir A. Shahid, Mahmoud A. Abdelfattah, John A. Kelley and James E. Thomas
9 Fundamental Steps for Regional and Country Level Soil Surveys Norair Toomanian
10 Assessment of Soil Diversity in Western Siberia Using WRB 2006 Elena N. Smolentseva
11 Classification of the Topsoil Fabrics in Arid Soils of Central Asia Marina Lebedeva, Maria Gerasimova and Dmitry L. Golovanov
12 Digital Mapping of Gypsic Horizon Morphotypes and Soil Salinity in an Old Alluvial Piedmont Plain of Uzbekistan Dmitry L. Golovanov and Irina A. Yamnova
13 Soils in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions: The Past as Key for the Future Bernhard Lucke, Iourii Nikolskii and Rupert Baumler
14 Classification, Characterization and Suitability Evaluation of the Savanna Soils of Oyo North of Nigeria J.O. Aruleba and A.S. Ajayi
15 Use of Soil Survey Database for the Probabilistic Evaluation of Soil Cover Transformation in the Semi-Arid Zone of Western Siberia Irina Mikheeva
16 Soil Suitability of Northern State of Sudan to Irrigated Agriculture Abdelmagid Ali Elmobarak and Fawzi Mohamed Salih
17 Effects of Plants on Soil Forming Processes: Case Studies from Arid Environments William H. Verboom, J.S. Pate, Mahmoud A. Abdelfattah and Shabbir A. Shahid
18 The Sand Land Soil System Placement (Taxonomy) and Society Ramez A. Mahjoory
19 Digital Soil Mapping Using Spectral and Terrain Parameters and Statistical Modeling Integrated into GIS-Northwestern Coastal Region of Egypt Fawzy Hassan Abdel-Kader
20 Studies on the Micromorphology of Salt-Affected Soils from El-Fayoum Depression, Egypt Tolba S. Abdel Aal and A. M. Ibrahim
21 Correlation of Students' Estimation and Laboratory Determination of Soil Texture Mohamed S. Alhammadi and Mohamed S. Gheblawi
22 Soil Classification and Genesis in Part of Khorasan Province Mohammad Hassan Sayyari-Zahan
23 Classification, Characterization and Management of Some Agricultural Soils in the North of Egypt Sabry M. Shaheen, Mohamed E. Abo-Waly and Rafaat A. Ali
24 Semi-Arid Soils of Eastern Indonesia: Soil Classification and Land Uses Anny Mulyani, Adi Priyono and Fahmuddin Agus

Part II Land Use Planning and Policy Implications
25 Land Use Planning and Policy Implication-Bridging between Science, Politics and Decision Making Winfried E.H. Blum
26 Application of Soil Survey in Land Use Planning and Policy Development Noel Schoknecht
27 General Framework for Land Use Planning in United Arab Emirates Khalil A. Ammar
28 Spatial Mapping and Analysis of Integrated Agricultural Land Use and Infrastructure in Mhlontlo Local Municipality, Eastern Cape - South Africa Charles Nhemachena and James Chakwizira
29 Agricultural Land Conversion: Application of Land Capability Classification in Land Use Planning of Embaderho Village in Eritrea Tewoldemedhin D. Rustu
30 Assessment of Land Use Planning and Development in Nigeria: Challenges and Policy Implications on Agriculture Abiodun E. Obayelu
31 Soil Use Planning and Decelerating Crop Productivity: Policy Implications for Indian Punjab Davinder K. Grover
32 Land Use Planning for Sustainable Development Using Geoinformatics: Policy Implications for Drylands R.B. Singh and Dilip Kumar
33 Remote Sensing and Geographical Information as an Aid for Land Use Planning and Implications to Natural Resources Assessment: Case Study - South India N. Jayaraju and Abdullah Khan J
34 Common Land Resources-The Present Status and Need for Their Conservation in North India Mohd. Sadiq Salmana and Abdul Munir
35 Participatory Soil and Land Evaluation Mapping: An Alternative Approach to Improve Soil and Land Evaluation Information for Decision Makers Ivan L.Z. Bacic, Juniele R. Pivetta and Roberta P. Martins
36 Land Suitability Assessment of the Proposed Uranium Mining Area in North East Botswana Oagile Dikinya
37 Sustainable Development and Management Policies for Soil and Water Conservation in Egypt A.Z. El Bably and S.A. Abd El-Hafez

Part III New Trends in Land Degradation and Desertification
38 New Trends in Land Degradation and Desertification Research and the Role of the Association DesertNet International in Sharing Knowledge and Promoting Sustainable Land Management Pandi Zdruli
39 Land Use Planning for Controlling Land Degradation in Kuwait Fikry I. Khalaf, Jasem Al-Awadhi and Raafat F. Misak
40 Methodological Approach to Estimate In-site Costs of Desertification When Empirical Data are Not Available Heitor Matallo
41 Managing the Hazards of Drought and Shifting Sands in Drylands-The Case Study of Kuwait Raafat F. Misak, Fikry I. Khalaf and Samira A.S. Omar
42 Determining Degraded Soils of Southern Kazakhstan Through Assessing Stability of Soil Aggregates Akmal Karimov, A. Noble, R. Kurbantoev and N. Salieva

Part IV Modeling of Soil and Groundwater Contamination
43 Application of a Screening Model to Evaluate Pesticide Contamination in Soil and Groundwater for Sustainable Agriculture in Oman Basma Nasser Al-Shidhani, Mushtaque Ahmed, Salem Al-Jabri and Farid Talukder
44 Modeling of Soil Contamination and Its Remediation by In-Situ Solvent Flushing Anwar A. Khan

Part V Innovations in Research, Development, Education and Extension
45 Sharing Information to Accelerate Implementation of Reclamation and Improvement of Degraded Lands: WASWAC Experience Samran Sombatpanit
46 Innovations in Soil Chemical Analyses-New ECs and Total Salts Relationship for Abu Dhabi Emirate Soils Shabbir A. Shahid, Mahmoud A. Abdelfattah, and Henda Mahmoudi
47 Quality Assurance Standards-USDA Perspective of the Extensive Soil Survey of Abu Dhabi Emirate John A. Kelley, Michael A. Wilson, Mahmoud A. Abdelfattah and Shabbir A. Shahid
48 The Role of Mycorrihza in the Reclamation of Degraded Lands in Arid Environments Ghazi N. Al-Karaki
49 Preliminary Interpretation of Environmental Isotopes Data in the Ain El Atti Area (Tafilalt) Mohamed Aoubouazza, Willibad Stichler and Piotr Maloszewski
50 Use of Lombrica to Enhance Soil Fertility for Crop Production in Madagascar Razafindravoniarisoa Euphrasie

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