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Editors: Antonio Fernandez-Bernal and Mauricio Alberto De La Rosa
Book Description:
Arid environments are landscapes that receive very little precipitation. Deserts can be described as an arid environment where more water is lost that gained as precipitation. Arid environments have been classified as mega thermal climates; areas of having great heat. Deserts are especially vulnerable to the ravages of wind erosion. Because of the sparsity of vegetation, low precipitation, and often nonaggregated surface materials, erosion is almost certain during periods of high wind speed. This book focuses on regions classified as arid environments and how systematic, evidence-based synthesis may be useful for assessing ecological and cost-effective strategies for assessing revegetation in arid lands. It discusses foundations and main driving forces of socio-economic developments of arid zone and important mechanisms affecting the success of certain species over others. This book brings new research advances from around the world.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Research and Review Studies

Brazil's Semiarid Cerrado: A Remote Sensing Perspective
(Philippe Maillard, , Cristina Helena Ribeiro, Rocha Augustin, Geraldo Wilson Fernandes, Dept. of Cartography, Univ. Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and others)

A Systemic Review of Species Performance and Treatment Effectiveness for Revegetation in the Mojave Desert
(Scott R. Abella, Alice C. Newton , Public Lands Institute and School of Life Sciences, Univ. of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, and others)

^Effect of Irrigation on Runoff and Local Cloud Systems in the Yellow River Basin
(Xieyao Ma, Hiroaki Kawase, Frontier Research Center for Global Change, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology)

Socio-Economic Development in Arid Zones: The Influence of Water Availability in the San Luis Potosi Basin, Mexico
(Sandra Martinez, Javier Delgado, Oscar Escolero, Eloisa Domínguez, Manuel Suárez,Posgrado en Ciencias de la Tierra, Instituto de Geología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), México, and others)

Rarity and Commonness among Columnar Cacti: An Exploration of the Storage Effect from a Demographic Viewpoint
(Teresa Valverde, Departamento de Ecología y Recursos Naturales, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico, and others)

^The Study on Impacts of Global Climate Change on the Agriculture in Northwest China
(Qianga Zhang, Juana Qiao, Zheng-Yonga Deng, Key Laboratory of Arid Climatic Change and Reducing Disaster of Gansu Province, Institute of Arid Meteorology, China)

Soil Acidification and Buffering Mechanisms in the Boreal Biogeographical Region
(Ryunosuke Kikuchi, Tamara T. Gorbacheva ,Department of Basic Science and Environment (CERNAS), ESAC - Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal, and others)

Drought Avoidance as a Main Strategy of Crop Survival in Arid Environments
(I.S. Travlos, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece)

Utilization and Management of Arid Land Plants
(Rahim Foroughbakhch Pournavab, Jorge Luis Hernández-Piñero, Marco Antonio Alvarado-Vázquez, Alejandra Rocha Estrada Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico)

Recent Experimental Studies on the Saltating Sand Particle Transport and Wind-
Sand Interaction in Saltation
(Wei Zhang, Sang Joon Lee, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Kyong-buk, South Korea)

The Dynamic Interaction of Climate, Vegetation, and Dust Emission, Mojave Desert, USA
(Frank E. Urban, Richard L. Reynolds, Robert Fulton)

Shadows Analysis to Measure Soil Surface Roughness to Evaluate Wind Erosion
(R. García Moreno, M.C. Díaz Álvarez, A.M. Tarquis, A. Saa Requejo,
Centro de Estudios e Investigación para la Gestión de Riesgos Agrarios y Medioambientales , Escuela Tecnica Superior de Ingenieros Agronomos de la Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, SPAIN)

Carbon and Nitrogen Dynamics with Enhanced Wind Erosion-Model Evaluation and Prediction
(Junran Li, Gregory S. Okin, Cornell University, Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Soil and Water Lab, Riely-Robb Hall, Ithaca, NY and others)

New Concept and Control Measures for Wind Erosion in Agricultural Land: A Case Study in Northern China
(Yuegao Hu, Baoping Zhao, B. L. Ma, College of Agriculture and Biotechnology, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China, and others)

14 Short Communications

Relative Importance of Humidity and Temperature on Microhabitat Use by Land-Snails in Arid versus Humid Environments
(Gregorio Moreno-Rueda1, Antonio Ruiz-Ruiz; Eloísa Collantes-Martín, José Ramón Arrébola, Konrad Lorenz Institut für Vergleichende Verhaltensforschung, Österreischische Academie der Wissenschaften, Savoyenstraße 1a, Wien, Austria, and others)

Effects of Solar Disinfection and Heating on the Sensitivity of Virulent Multiple-Antibiotic Resistant and Non Virulent Sensible Strains of Non-01 Vibrio Cholerae and Fecal Coliforms Isolated from Marrakesh Groundwater
(Hafsa Lamrani Alaoui, Khalid Oufdou, Noureddine Mezrioui, Environmental Microbiology and Toxicology Unit, University Cadi Ayyad, Marrakesh, Morocco, and others)

Trend of Phreatophyte Control in Arid Environments and the Development of Control Monitoring and Evaluating
(Junming Wang, Ted W. Sammis, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, USA)

Evaluation and Prediction of Water Erosion in Arid Steeply Sloped Areas in the Central-Western Part of Argentina
(Alberto I. J. Vich, Adriana Mariani, Armando Pedrani, Instituto Argentino de Nivología, Glaciología y Ciencias Ambientales, Parque General San Martin, Argentina.

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   Pub. Date: 2009 3rd Quarter
   ISBN: 978-1-60876-534-8
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