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Population and Environment in Arid Regions (Man and the Biosphere Series)

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Published by Informa Healthcare .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Human Geography,
  • Management of land & natural resources,
  • Pollution & threats to the environment,
  • Population & demography,
  • Agriculture - General,
  • Population,
  • Economic aspects,
  • Technology,
  • Desert Ecology,
  • Human Ecology,
  • Sociology,
  • Social Science,
  • Life Sciences - Ecology,
  • Environmental aspects,
  • Science / Ecology,
  • Arid regions,
  • Sustainable development,
  • Development - Sustainable Development,
  • Business & Economics,
  • Congresses

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsJ. Clarke (Editor), D. Noin (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages410
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8968712M
    ISBN 101850709629
    ISBN 109781850709626


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Population and Environment in Arid Regions (Man and the Biosphere Series) Download PDF EPUB FB2

It contains 19 chapters in four sections covering human causes of desertification, environmental problems of living in arid regions, population dynamics in arid regions, and management, responsibilities, and policies. These examine how the impact of the population on the environment and the environment on the population of arid regions have Format: Hardcover.

Population and environment in arid regions. "Hyper-arid, arid, and semi-arid zones cover 37% of the land surface of the globe. These lands are home to nearly one-sixth of the world's population, but many more people than this are affected by changing people-environment interactions in arid lands.

This is true on at least three counts. The sole social science journal focused on interdisciplinary research on social demographic aspects of environmental issues.

The journal publishes cutting-edge research that contributes new insights on the complex, reciprocal links between human populations and the natural environment in all regions and countries of the world.

Hydrology is a key influence on water security, environmental sustainability, agricultural production, energy, and transport, especially in unique environments such as arid regions and the tropics, where degradation issues on water and land can threaten the livelihoods of poor communities.

With impl. Climate Change and Its Impact on Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity in Arid and Semi-Arid Zones is an essential reference source that studies the effects of climate change on biodiversity and ecosystem services in dry regions and examines various strategic local, national, and international policy developments to help overcome these impacts.

The region's rural population has been shrinking since the s, in some decades quite rapidly. Report on the Lands of the Arid Region (45th Congress, 2nd session, House Executive Document No.

) Population and Environment in the U.S. Great Plains - Population, Land Use, and by: 9. This primer concerns the first two Population and Environment in Arid Regions book, but not the third.

There are techniques suitable for all arid regions. Principal arid regions of the world. Arid regions are often extensive, but in the tropics it is common, even on a small island, to find arid regions near regions of abundant rainfall.

The large arid regions are. INTRODUCTION. Humans have sought to understand the relationship between population dynamics and the environment since the earliest times (1, 2), but it was Thomas Malthus’ Essay on the Principle of Population in that is credited with launching the study of population and resources as a scientific topic of s’ famous hypothesis was that population Author: Alex de Sherbinin, David Carr, Susan Cassels, Leiwen Jiang.

Classification of Arid & Semi-Arid. Areas: A Case Study in Western. Australia. Guy Leech. Abstract. Arid and semi-arid environments present challenges for ecosystems. and the human activities within them.

Climate classifications are one method of understanding the climate of these regions, giving regional. Kenya: Country situation assessment 3 Acknowledgements I would like to thank Professor Pius Yanda, Director, Centre for Climate Change Studies, University of Dar es Salaam and Co-principal Investigator for Pathways to Resilience in Semi-arid Economies (PRISE), for accepting me to undertake this Kenya Country Situation Analysis (CSA) Size: 1MB.

The result is an arid area, where Iran lies for most part. Accordingly Iran is located in an arid and semi-arid area with consequent arid and semi–arid ecosystems (Estelaji, ). The problems and limitations in arid ecosystems The current problems and limitations may fall into two categories: a.

Natural limitations inherent in aridCited by: 1. From the reviews: “This book focuses on the technologies available to assess, manage, and develop water resources in arid regions worldwide. The book highlights the problems with past management methods and offers new solutions that take a holistic approach by recognizing and considering economic, sociocultural, and political issues.

the authors address current. The Phoenix area of the Southwestern desert typically receives 8 inches of precipitation yearly, in two seasonal patterns. Even though it is an arid region, it has high biological diversity.

Thin-leaf trees abound, such as palo verde and desert ironwoods. Wide varieties of cactus thrive, including the cholla, prickly pear, and saguaro.

Human expansion throughout the world caused that agriculture is a dominant form of land management globally. Human influence on the land is accelerating because of rapid population growth and increasing food requirements.

To stress the interactions between society and the environment, the driving forces (D), pressures (P), states (S), impacts (I), and response (R) Cited by: 7. The example is important, because the world’s urban population will nearly double in 30 years, and most of this growth will occur in warm, arid regions.

Urbanization has warmed the city by 3 oC, increasing heat stress to humans (doubling the number of \“misery hours per day”; hours over 37 oC), with generally negative impact on humans and Cited by: These regions are home to an estimated sixth of the world's population.

Desertification is a term used to cover a wide variety of interactive phenomena—both natural and anthropogenic—affecting the actual and potential biological and agricultural productivity of ecosystems in semiarid and arid regions.

While there are places where the edge. Effects of climate change on long-term population growth of pronghorn in an arid environment. Authors. Jay V. Gedir, while exemplifying how similar research can aid ungulates inhabiting arid regions and confronting similar circumstances elsewhere.

Enhanced PDF; Standard PDF Dynamics of a harvested moose population in a variable environment. Get this from a library. Desert regions: population, migration, and environment. [B A Portnov; A Paul Hare;] -- "The book addresses three distinctive aspects of desert development; regional planning, urban environment and building.

It summarizes the results of 10 years of research carried out by the Center for. Arid and semi-arid regions face major challenges in the management of scarce freshwater resources under pressures of population, economic development, climate change, pollution and over-abstraction.

Groundwater is commonly the most important water resource in these areas. A region is arid when it is characterized by a severe lack of available water, to the extent of hindering or preventing the growth and development of plant and animal life. Environments subject to arid climates tend to lack vegetation and are called xeric or "arid" climates straddle the Equator; these places include parts of Africa, Asia, South America.

"Arid and Semi-Arid Environments" focuses upon major themes in the study of desert landscapes, processes and landforms. The book considers the physical causes of aridity, the desert hydrological cycle and the problems of water supply. Particular attention is paid to desert ecosystems and how they are related to aridity.4/5(1).

Hillel, C. Rosenzweig, in Encyclopedia of Soils in the Environment, Introduction. Ecosystems in semiarid and arid regions around the world appear to be undergoing various processes of degradation commonly described as ‘ desertification.’According to the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP), all regions in which the ratio of total annual.

The ways in which populations are spread across Earth has an effect on the environment. Developing countries tend to have higher birth rates due to poverty and lower access to family planning and education, while developed countries have lower birth rates.

In80 per cent of the world’s population live in less-developed nations. These. With rising water demands due to population growth, the frequency and degree to which the supply of water falls short of its demand will increases as well. The impacts of sustained drought in ASA regions can be broad, with low priority water rights holders, notably the environment and groundwater systems, often suffer-ing severely.

Desert - Desert - Population and community development and structure: Desert plants and animals have many peculiar adaptations that enable them to survive long periods of moisture shortage and to take maximal advantage of short, infrequent wet periods.

Perennial plants commonly survive dry times by becoming physiologically inactive. In some cases they remain. Food security in cold and arid regions in the world is threatened by stressful and unpredictable environments.

The sus-tainable and economically viable solution for increasing stability of food. ECOLOGY: The Study of Ecosystems Ecology (from the Greek oikos meaning "house" or "dwelling", and logos meaning "discourse") is the study of the interactions of organisms with each other and their environment.

The hierarchy. Define each of the following. species ~ population ~ community ~ ecosystem ~ biosphereFile Size: 1MB. Interactions between organisms and their environment impact the organism's overall population. Oahu amakihi and Kauai amakihi are two closely related species of Hawaiian honeycreepers.

They have a common ancestor, eat small insects and. Desert, any large, extremely dry area of land with sparse vegetation. It is one of Earth’s major types of ecosystems, supporting a community of distinctive plants and animals specially adapted to the harsh environment. Learn more about the.

Groundwater recharge estimation and its spatial distribution in arid regions using GIS: a case study from Qatar karst aquifer Article (PDF Available) in Modeling Earth Systems and Environment. Especially countries in Africa and Asia, where almost a quarter of the population lives in arid and semi-arid regions, are concerned (Figure 7).

[Sivakumar et al., ] Africa 76% 24% World 40% 60% Americas and Carribean 17% 83% Europe 89% 11% Asia 23% 77% Australia and Oceania 94% 6% arid and semi-arid regions remaining regions Figure 7 File Size: KB. Biodiversity hotspots are chiefly tropical regions that feature high concentrations of endemic species and, when all hotspots are combined, may contain over half of the world's terrestrial species.

These hotspots are suffering from habitat loss and destruction. Most of the natural habitat on islands and in areas of high human population density has already been destroyed.

This book examines the problems and opportunities involved in man's use of semi-arid areas. The authors are all actively involved in research and land management in the areas discussed. Each chapter begins with a detailed, up-to-date account of the ecology of the region (its climate, soils, vegetation, fauna and main ecological characteristics).Format: Ebook.

Arid and Semi-arid Tropics and Sub-tropics (LGA) 18 Mixed Rainfed Systems 21 Temperate Zones and Tropical Highlands (MRT) 21 Humid and Sub-humid Tropics and Sub-tropics (MRH) 25 Arid and Semi-arid Tropics and Sub-tropics (MRA) 27 Mixed Irrigated Systems 28File Size: KB.

This is the first comprehensive study of cheetah biology in an arid environment, a major component of its current distribution range. Kalahari Cheetahs brings together results from an intensive six year study of the cheetah by the authors in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in South Africa and Range: £ - £ The semi-arid zones of the world are fragile ecosystems which are being sub­ stantially modified by the activities of mankind.

Increasing human populations have resulted in greater demands on semi-arid zones for providing human susten­ ance and the possibility that this may enhance desertification is a grave concern.

These zones are harsh habitats for humans. degradation of the urban environment in Middle East and North Africa (MENA), there is a need for sustainable strategies to overcome these problems.

This research studies the traditional and modern practices of rainwater harvesting and storm water management to provide sustainable strategies for urban water management in arid regions, using Jeddah.

UNESCO – EOLSS SAMPLE CHAPTERS TROPICAL BIOLOGY AND CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT – Vol. IX - Ecology of Tropical Deserts with Special Reference to Arid Plant Physiology - n and ©Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS) regions and prevalence of aridity are due to geographical conditions which play anFile Size: KB.

title = "Arizona water policy: Management innovations in an urbanizing, arid region", abstract = "The central challenge for Arizona and many other arid regions in the world is keeping a sustainable water supply in the face of rapid population growth and Cited by: pronounced in arid regions, which will sustain the greatest rate of urbanization.

This paper is focused on understanding the interdependency of the infrastructure used to support the growth of urban regions and their environmental, social and economic consequences with an emphasis on the rapidly urbanizing arid region of Phoenix, Arizona.

Arid regions are those where the rainfall is very low, and consequently little surface moisture may exist. Major arid regions can be found around the world in North America, South America, Africa, Asia and Australia, and are commonly also referred to as deserts.

Arid regions typically lack large human settlements, and can be a great place to observe an unspoilt natural environment. Human Activities In Arid Urban Environments Can Affect Rainfall And Water Cycle Date: J Source: University of Georgia Summary: A study by a climatologist in the department of geography.A large part of the global population lives in arid lands which have low rainfall and often lack the water required for sustainable population and economic growth.

This book presents a comprehensive description of the hydrogeology and hydrologic processes at work in arid lands.