Land Use, Land Cover and Soil Sciences

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This Encyclopedia of Land Use, Land Cover and Soil Sciences is a component of the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.

Land is one of our most precious assets. It represents space, provides food and shelter, stores and filters water, and it is a base for urban and industrial development, road construction, leisure and many other social activities. Land is, however not unlimited in extent, and even when it is physically available its use is not necessarily free, either because of natural limitations (too cold, too steep, too wet or too dry, etc.) or because of constraints of access or land tenure. This 7-volume set contains several chapters, each of size 5000-30000 words, with perspectives, applications and extensive illustrations. It carries state-of-the-art knowledge in the fields of Land Use, Land Cover and Soil Sciences and is aimed, by virtue of the several applications, at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students, Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers and NGOs.

Willy Verheye is an Emeritus Research Director at the National Science Foundation, Flanders, and a former professor in the Geography Department, University of Ghent, Belgium. He holds an M.Sc. in Physical Geography (1961), a Ph.D. in soil science (1970) and a Post-Doctoral Degree in soil science and land use planning (1980). He has been active for more than thirty-five years both in the academic world, as a professor/ research director in soil science, land evaluation, and land use planning, and as a technical and scientific advisor for rural development projects, especially in developing countries. His research has mainly focused on the field characterization of soils and soil potentials, and on the integration of socio-economic and environmental aspects in rural land use planning. He was a technical and scientific advisor in more than 100 development projects for international (UNDP, FAO, World Bank, African and Asian Development Banks, etc.) and national agencies, as well as for development companies and NGOs active in inter-tropical regions

Table of Contents (78 Chapters)
  • 1. Land Use, Land Cover And Soil Sciences

    W. H. Verheye
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  • 2. Land Cover, Land Use and the Global Change

    Willy Verheye
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  • 3. Land Use and Land Cover, Including their Classification

    Duhamel C.
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  • 4. Land-Cover and Land-Use Mapping

    Gerd Eiden
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  • 5. Factors Influencing Land-Use and Land-Cover Change

    Helen Briassoulis
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  • 6. Land Use Changes During the Past 300 Years

    Kees Klein Goldewijk, Navin Ramankutty
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  • 7. Land Use Changes Affected by Urban and Industrial Development

    Antrop M.
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  • 8. Land Use/Land-Cover Changes and Biodiversity Loss

    Helena Freitas
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  • 9. Land Use/Land Cover Changes and Global Aggregate Impacts

    Helen Briassoulis
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  • 10. The Land-Use and Cover Change (LUCC) Project

    Geist H.J.
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  • 11. Africover Land Cover Classification and Mapping Project

    Antonio Di Gregorio,John Latham
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  • 12. Land Evaluation

    Willy H. Verheye
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  • 13. Soil Survey as a Basis for Land Evaluation

    Deckers J.,Spaargaren O.,Dondeyne S.
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  • 14. Qualitative and Quantitative Land Evaluations

    de la Rosa D.
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  • 15. The FAO Guidelines for Land Evaluation

    W.Verheye,P. Koohafkan and F. Nachtergaele
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  • 16. Land Evaluation Systems Other Than The FAO System

    Willy Verheye
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  • 17. Agro-Climate-Based Land Evaluation Systems

    Willy H. Verheye
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  • 18. Land Quality Indicators(LQI) : Monitoring and Evaluation

    J. Dumanski, C. Pieri
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  • 19. Biophysical Models in Land Evaluation

    D. G. Rossiter
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  • 20. Economic Models of Land Eveluation: Local Decision-Making

    M.A. Keyzer, B.G.J.S. Sonneveld and R.L. Voortman
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  • 21. Economic Models of Land Evaluation: Regional and Global Decision-Making

    M.A. Keyzer, M.D. Merbis and B.G.J.S. Sonneveld
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  • 22. Land Use Planning

    Willy H. Verheye
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  • 23. Land Use Planning for Sustainable Development

    Paul De Wit,Willy Verheye
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  • 24. Agro-Ecological Zones Assessments

    G√ľnther Fischer, Mahendra Shah and Harrij van Velthuizen,Freddy Nachtergaele
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  • 25. The Value and Price of Land

    Willy Verheye
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  • 26. Impact of Ethno-Cultural Factors and Land Tenure on Land Use and Land Use Planning

    Paul Sarfo-Mensah
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  • 27. Human-Induced Land Degradation

    Donald Gabriels and Wim M. Cornelis
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  • 28. The Corine Project on Soil Erosion Risk and Land Quality

    Andrea Giordano
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  • 29. The ILUS Integrated Land Use Planning Concept

    Willy H. Verheye
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  • 30. The Impact of the Participative Approach to Land-Use Planning

    Kutter A.,Ulbert V.
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  • 31. Land Use Management

    Willy Verheye
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  • 32. Management of Agricultural Land: Climatic and Water Aspects

    Willy H. Verheye
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  • 33. Management of Agricultural Land: Chemical and Fertility Aspects

    Willy Verheye
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  • 34. Management of Non-Arable Rural Land, Including Forests, Grasslands, and Shrub-lands

    Erling Berge,Amy R. Poteete
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  • 35. Management of Dryland and Desert Areas

    E.F. De Pauw
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  • 36. Management of Mountainous Areas

    Ulrike Tappeiner,Neil Bayfield
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  • 37. Soil Conservation

    David Sanders
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  • 38. Land Rehabilitation

    Martin J. Haigh
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  • 39. Land Use Planning and Management in Urban and Peri-Urban Areas

    H.Vejre
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  • 40. Deforestation in the Amazon: Past, Present and Future

    Wim Sombroek,Niro Higuchi
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  • 41. Dynamics of Land Use in Relation to the Green Revolution in India

    Challa O, Ramamurthy V, and Venugopalan M.V.
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  • 42. The Impact of the Common Agricultural Policy on Land Use in Europe

    M.D.A Rounsevell,E. Audsley,D. Mortimer
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  • 43. Land Use and Land Cover Changes in Russia

    E.V. Milanova, and M.M. Sennikova
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  • 44. Dry Lands and Desertification

    Willy Verheye
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  • 45. Desertification and Ancient Desert Farming Systems

    Moti Haiman and Peter Fabian
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  • 46. Desertification and Pastoralism: A Historical Review of Pastoral Nomadism in the Negev Region

    Steven A. Rosen
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  • 47. The Use of Shrubs in Livestock Feeding in Low Rainfall Areas

    A. Chriyaa
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  • 48. The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification: Policies and Programs for Implementation

    Andrea Kutter
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  • 49. Desert Reclamation and Management of Dry Lands: Fertility Aspects

    Isam I. Bashour
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  • 50. Desert Reclamation and Management of Dry Lands: Water Aspects

    Willy R. Dierickx
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  • 51. The Salinity and Alkalinity Status of Arid and Semi-Arid Lands

    Willy R. Dierickx,
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  • 52. Desertification in China

    Qinxue WANG and Kuninori Otsubo
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  • 53. Desertification and Deforestation in Africa

    R. Penny
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  • 54. Water Harvesting and Water-Saving Techniques

    Donald Gabriels, Wim M. Cornelis and Wouter Schiettecatte
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  • 55. Combating Desertification and Drought

    Kwame Ameyaw Domfeh
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  • 56. Climate Impacts of Land Degradation in the World's Drylands

    R. C. Balling, Jr.
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  • 57. Monitoring the Desert Environment From Space:Examples from the Arab Region

    Farouk El-Baz
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  • 58. Soils and Soil Sciences

    Willy Verheye
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  • 59. A Brief History Of Soil Science

    Eric C. Brevik
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  • 60. Pedogenesis and Soil Forming Factors

    Antonie Veldkamp
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  • 61. Soil Properties and Pedometrics

    R. Murray Lark
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  • 62. Soil Geography and Classification

    O.C. Spaargaren,J.A. Deckers
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  • 63. Soil Physics

    Willy R. Dierickx
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  • 64. Soil Chemistry and Soil Fertility

    Isam I. Bashour
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  • 65. Soil Biology and Microbiology

    Andreas de Neergaard
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  • 66. Soil Biochemistry

    Qiaoyun Huang
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  • 67. Soil Mineralogy

    A.D. Karathanasis
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  • 68. Soil Microscopy and Micromorphology

    E. A. FitzPatrick
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  • 69. Forest, Range and Wildland Soils

    M. Derek MacKenzie
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  • 70. Urban Soils

    Michiel C. Laker
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  • 71. Volcanic Soils

    V.E. Neall
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  • 72. Soils of Cold and Temperate Regions

    Stephen Nortcliff
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  • 73. Soils of Arid and Semi-Arid Areas

    Willy Verheye
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  • 74. Mediterranean Soils

    Willy Verheye,Diego de la Rosa
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  • 75. Soils of the Humid and Sub-humid Tropics

    Willy Verheye
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  • 76. Stresses Caused by Edaphic Factors

    Friedrich H. Beinroth,Hari Eswaran,Paul F. Reich
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  • 77. Soil Organic Matter Decline and Management

    Ram C Dalal,Weijin Wang,Surender Mann,Beverly Henry
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  • 78. Soil Acidification

    Malcolm E. Sumner
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