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Desertification and Land Degradation Concept to Combating

By: Ajai(Author), Rimjhim Bhatnagar(Author)
400 pages, 16 colour & 80 b/w illustrations
Publisher: CRC Press
Desertification and Land Degradation
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  • Desertification and Land Degradation ISBN: 9780815361725 Hardback Mar 2022 Usually dispatched within 1 week
Price: £150.00
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About this book

Desertification and land degradation are complex phenomena, and we need to understand their causes, consequences, and means to mitigate and combat their impact. Therefore, this book aims to explain the concept and characteristics of drylands, desert and desertification, land degradation, wastelands, and the concept of ecosystem services. It also discusses various types of processes of land degradation, their characteristics, physics and indicators along with mapping, monitoring and assessment of methods involved. The concept of Ocean Biological Deserts is discussed along with international and regional efforts toward combating land degradation and desertification.

Key features:
- Provides all the aspects of desertification and land degradation at one place
- Includes comprehensive methods to monitor different desertification/land degradation processes
- Comprehensive overview of the mapping, monitoring and modelling techniques
- Role of space-borne data in identifying, monitoring and combating desertification is evaluated and reported with real case studies
- Explains the concept of ocean biological deserts, their characteristics and mapping


1. Introduction and Historical Perspective
2. Desert, Desertification and Land Degradation
3. Causes and Drivers
4. Desertification and Land Degradation Processes
5. Environmental and Social Impact
6. Ocean Biological Deserts
7. Indicators
8. Remote Sensing Technique
9. Mapping and Monitoring Methods
10. Desertification Vulnerability Assessment
11. Combating Strategies
12. International Initiatives
13. Land Degradation Neutrality

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Prof Ajai started his career in 1978 at the Space Applications Centre of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and served it for 42 years in various capacities including Group Director, Project Director, Program Coordinator, Professor and Emeritus Scientist. At ISRO, he has developed and operationalized techniques, based on space data and geospatial technology, for inventory, monitoring and combating desertification and land degradation, as well as for watershed development and sustainable land management. He has led the national team which carried out the first ever land degradation and desertification status mapping of India. Prof Ajai is a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, and a recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Bhaskara Award, William Dixon West Award, GEO-LDN Prize, and National Geomatics Award for Excellence.

Dr Rimjhim Bhatnagar joined the Space Applications Centre, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) in 2004, where she has been pioneering work on the various aspects of land degradation and desertification, including regional and national level mapping, monitoring as well as development of models for desertification vulnerability assessment using space data and geospatial technology. She is a recipient of the prestigious Young Scientist award by the Indian Science Congress Association. Being passionate about sustainable development, her research work focuses on developing cutting-edge models and techniques in both terrestrial and marine ecosystems.

By: Ajai(Author), Rimjhim Bhatnagar(Author)
400 pages, 16 colour & 80 b/w illustrations
Publisher: CRC Press
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