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Desert/Arid Land

BOOKS

A Guide for Desert and Dryland Restoration (2007), by Bainbridge, discusses the ecology of desert plants, explores the causes of desertification and land abuse, and outlines the processes and procedures needed to evaluate, plan, implement, and monitor desert restoration projects.

Riparian Corridors in Semi-Arid and Arid Environments (2005), GSA, presentation abstracts on the Results and Approaches of Integrative Studies in Support of Scientifically Based Management and Restoration, with Emphasis on the Great Basin.

Arid Southwest Lands Habitat Restoration Conference (2003), Desert Managers Group, contains proceedings and powerpoints that address many aspects of restoration in the Southwest United States.

Mojave Desert Science Symposium (1999), USGS, presentation abstracts on a wide variety of topics related to human impacts on the ecology of the Mojave Desert.

Restoration and Rehabilitation of the Desert Environment (1996), edited by Al-Awadhi et al, contains technical papers presented at the Kuwait-Japan Symposium on Restoration and Rehabilitation of the Desert Environment on the remediation of the polluted soil; enhancement of the visual impact of greenery; and recycling of wastewater for rehabilitation purposes.

Riparian Ecosystem Recovery in Arid Lands: Strategies and References (1996), by Briggs, takes a holistic approach to riparian recovery that will enable users to better judge whether recovery expenditures are likely to produce desired results.

A Beginners Guide to Desert Restoration (1995), by Bainbridge et al, describes promising restoration methods and approaches including soil/water/seed management and strategies for plant establishment.

Wildland Shrub and Arid Land Restoration Symposium (1995), edited by Roundy et al, includes 62 papers dealing with wildland shrubs and restoration of arid lands including restoration and revegetation, ecology, genetic integrity, and management options.

Afforestation of Arid Lands (1993), edited by Dwivedi and Gupta, contains over sixty papers on arid land restoration addressing biodiversity, agroecology, plantation forestry, soil health and water conservation with particular reference to India.

Techniques for Desert Reclamation (1991), edited by Goudie, concentrates on the methods that are available to contend with some of the main symptoms of desert degradation such as soil erosion by wind/water, salinization, loss of tree and shrub cover, the loss of animal resources, and the depletion of water resources.

The Reconstruction of Disturbed Arid Lands: An Ecological Approach (1988), edited by Allen, contains proceedings from a selected symposium of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences.

ARTICLES

Alternative Irrigation Systems for Arid Land Restoration
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/wisc/ecr/2002/00000020/00000001/art00006

Anthropogenic Degradation of the Southern California Desert Ecosystem and Prospects for Natural Recovery and Restoration
http://www.werc.usgs.gov/hq/pdfs/restore.pdf

Aquatic Resources in Arid Lands: Issues and Opportunities
http://www.springerlink.com/content/b8rt77f055q7cy0h/

Conserving and Managing Biodiversity in Dryland Ecosystems
http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTBIODIVERSITY/
214574-1110975789669/20612766/Biodiversity%20in%20Drylands.pdf

Degradation of Sandy Arid Shrubland Environments: Observation, Process Modelling, and Management Implications
http://www.evsc.virginia.edu/desert/reprints/JAE.pdf

Desertification Threatens One-Fifth of Global Population
http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/6/26AFDD97-B56A-4A86-8298-1B7F0DB95E97.html

Desert Restoration: Do Something or Wait a Thousand Years
http://www.death-valley.us/article328.html

Desert Road Removal: Creative Restoration Techniques
http://www.wildlandscpr.org/databases/biblionotes/Desert_Road_Removal.html

Economic and Social Appraisal of the Feasibility of Land Restoration, Rehabilitation, and Reallocation in Arid and Semiarid Zones: A Holistic Approach
http://taylorandfrancis.metapress.com/(zk2sv4zvmv0guoelmoginfim)/app/home/contribution.asp?referrer=parent&backto=issue,7,7;journal,5,8;linkingpublicationresults,1:102431,1

Establishing a Functional Riparian Community After Saltcedar Removal
http://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/docs/news/workshopSep96/stjohn.html

Global Desertification Dimensions and Costs
http://www.ciesin.org/docs/002-186/002-186.html

Human Impact on Biotic Soil Crusts
http://www.earlham.edu/~biol/desert/crust.htm

Human Impacts on the Ecology of the Southwest US
http://www.earlham.edu/~biol/desert/impacts.htm

Interactions of Desertification and Climate: Present Understanding and Future Research Imperatives
http://cals.arizona.edu/OALS/ALN/aln49/williams.html

Microcatchment Water Harvesting for Desert Revegetation
http://www.serg.sdsu.edu/SERG/techniques/microcatch.html

Restoring a Desert Oasis
http://www.fws.gov/Endangered/esb/2002/03-06/18-19.pdf

Restoring Arid Environments
http://www.fao.org/documents/show_cdr.asp?url_file=/docrep/r9400e/r9400e09.htm

Restoration and Rehabilitation of Arid and Semiarid Mediterranean Ecosystems in North Africa and West Asia: A Review
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/tandf/uasrold/2000/00000014/00000001/art00002

Restoration and Rehabilitation of Degraded Ecosystems in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands:
I. A View from the South
http://www2.for.nau.edu/courses/pzf/Aronson_RestEco1993.pdf
II. Case Studies in southern Tunisia, central Chile and northern Cameroon
http://www.csa.com/partners/viewrecord.php?requester=gs&collection=ENV&recid=3588435

Restoration Ecology and the Problems Presented by Drylands
http://cals.arizona.edu/agnic/az/restorationecology.html

Riparian Restoration and Management Needs in the Arid and Semi-Arid Western US
http://el.erdc.usace.army.mil/elpubs/pdf/emrrp03-1.pdf

Riparian Restoration in the Mojave Desert
http://www.death-valley.us/article244.html

River Restoration in the Chihuahuan Desert: The Rio Conchos and the Forgotten River Stretch of the Rio Grande
http://www.scerp.org/bi/BI-VI/Kelly.pdf

The Control of Land Degradation in Inner Mongolia: A Case Study in Hunshandak Sandland
http://www.inweh.unu.edu/inweh/drylands/Project_Reports/2003_China_01_Report.pdf

The Osoyoos Desert Society: Experimental Studies on Ecological Restoration of the Shrub-Steppe Habitat
http://wlapwww.gov.bc.ca/wld/documents/so04scudder2.pdf

The Role of Forestry in Combating Desertification
http://www.fao.org/docrep/T0115E/T0115E00.htm

Vegetation Restoration Strategy in Sloan Canyon
http://www.blm.gov/nhp/spotlight/state_info/planning/nv/sloan_canyon_eis/19_Appendix%20H_Vegetative%20Restoration%20Strategy.pdf

Water Demand Management in Arid Regions
http://www.wdm2004.org/new_web/technical_session/files/jurgen_schmidt.pdf

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