Land Monitoring Books

  • TERRASTAT. Global land resources GIS models and databases for poverty and food insecurity mapping (double CD-ROM) (En)

    Series: FAO Land and Water Digital Media Series - CD-ROMThe computer programmes on this CD-ROM display and export different biophysical themes ranging from specific soil constraints and climatic parameters to land degradation status at national and/or global level. These outputs are linked in tabular format with the population and population ...

  • Multilingual Soil Profile Database, (The). (SDBm Plus). CD-ROM (En)

    Series: FAO Land and Water Digital Media Series - CD-ROMSDBm Plus is a collection of programs incorporated into a menu-based interactive user interface to enter soils data into a database and manage the database. It is useful for storage of primary soils information assembled at national level, or data collected in subnational or local soil ...

  • European Union accession and land tenure data in Central and Eastern Europe (English)

    Series: FAO Land Tenure Policy SeriesThe European Union (EU) has embarked upon a major expansion into Central and Eastern Europe, with eight countries from the region becoming members in 2004, two more expected to become members in 2007, and a process established by which the countries of the Western Balkans can eventually accede to the EU. As ...

  • Major Soils of the World. (CD ROM) (En)

    Series: FAO Land and Water Digital Media Series - CD-ROM(First edition: 2002; this reprint: 2005) This CD-ROM was released in conjunction with World Soil Resources Report No. 94: 'Lecture Notes on the Major Soils of the World'. In addition to complete (Hyperlinked) text of the book, it contains many additional pictures, a slideshow with a virtual ...

  • Developing Pro-Poor Markets for Environmental Services in the Philippines; Markets for Environmental Services No.3.

    This study reviews the various efforts made in the Philippines to develop markets for different types of environmental service, and also discusses the institutional support mechanisms that have emerged. It identifies a number of market initiatives already in operation, mostly in the form of entrance fees to national parks, but shows that for other ...

  • Extractive industries in arid and semi-arid zones : environmental planning and management (Arabic)

    This publication aims to contribute to planning and management approaches that minimize land degradation and desertification in arid and semi-arid zones as a result of extractive industries operations. Both operational and policy guidance are included to help those government departments responsible for the licensing, planning and monitoring of ...

  • Extractive Industries in Arid and Semi-arid Zones: Environmental Planning and Management

    This publication aims to contribute to planning and management approaches that minimize land degradation and desertification in arid and semi-arid zones as a result of extractive industries operations. Both operational and policy guidance are included to help those government departments responsible for the licensing, planning and monitoring of ...

  • Extractive industries in arid and semi-arid zones : environmental planning and management

    This publication aims to contribute to planning and management approaches that minimize land degradation and desertification in arid and semi-arid zones as a result of extractive industries operations. Both operational and policy guidance are included to help those government departments responsible for the licensing, planning and monitoring of ...

  • Land resources information systems in Asia - vol 93 (En)

    Series: World Soil Resources ReportsThe Asia and Pacific countries need to improve their ability to plan and monitor their land and water resources for better use and management, to increase agricultural productivity while maintaining land and water quality. They need to establish information systems capable of providing a variety of information ...

  • Regional Aspects of Climate-Terrestrial-Hydrologic Interactions in Non-boreal Eastern Europe

    Strong atmosphere-hydrology-biosphere feedbacks including human activity affect the rate and sign of changes in the Earth’s system and have impacts on socioeconomic relationships. These processes are related to atmospheric circulation, climate and land use changes. Satellite-based and in situ monitoring systems have greatly increased our ...

  • Regional Aspects of Climate-Terrestrial-Hydrologic Interactions in Non-boreal Eastern Europe

    Strong atmosphere-hydrology-biosphere feedbacks including human activity affect the rate and sign of changes in the Earth’s system and have impacts on socioeconomic relationships. These processes are related to atmospheric circulation, climate and land use changes. Satellite-based and in situ monitoring systems have greatly increased our ...

  • Ecoregion-Based Design for Sustainability

    This richly illustrated volume completes Robert G. Bailey's celebrated study of ecoregions, begun in the landmark Ecosystem Geography (1996) and further articulated in Ecoregions (1998). In this third installment, the author expands his system for defining large-scale ecological zones to encompass principles of land management, regional planning, ...

  • Geospatial Technology for Earth Observation

    Earth Observation interacts with space, remote sensing, communication, and information technologies, and plays an increasingly significant role in Earth related scientific studies, resource management, homeland security, topographic mapping, and development of a healthy, sustainable environment and community. Geospatial Technology for Earth ...

  • Arid Dune Ecosystems

    Sand dune dynamics plays a key role in many arid deserts. This volume provides a synthesis of a specific sand dune ecosystem, the Nizzana site in the Negev Desert. Describing its climate and geophysical/geochemical properties of soils, geological history, flora and fauna, and past/present land-use patterns, it elucidates ecological and ...

  • Ecology and Conservation of Butterflies

    This book reviews many of the latest advances in the ecology and conservation of butterflies. It brings together under one cover details of progress in the field of monitoring distribution and abundance, effects of land use, and the management of endangered species. Each chapter is written by recognized experts in their field. The book is ...

  • Landscape Pattern Analysis for Assessing Ecosystem Condition

    One of our greatest current challenges is the preservation and remediation of ecosystem integrity. This requires monitoring and assessment over large geographic areas, repeatedly over time, and cannot be practically fulfilled by field measurements alone. Remotely sensed imagery plays a crucial role by its ability to monitor large spatially ...

  • Ecoregion-Based Design for Sustainability

    This richly illustrated volume completes Robert G. Bailey's celebrated study of ecoregions, begun in the landmark Ecosystem Geography (1996) and further articulated in Ecoregions (1998). In this third installment, the author expands his system for defining large-scale ecological zones to encompass principles of land management, regional planning, ...

  • Earth Observation of Global Change

    Global Change is increasingly considered a critical topic in environmental research. Remote sensing methods provide a relevant tool to monitor global variables, since they offer a systematic coverage of the Earth Surface, at different spatial, spectral and temporal resolutions. The data provided by Earth Observation Satellites are being ...

  • Multifunctional Land Use

    Global change, land use policies and EU enlargement affect the driving forces for landscape functioning, land use management and rural development. New demands on landscapes and natural resources call for multifunctional approaches to land development. Tools are required to (i) identify the effects of land management on landscape sustainability ...

  • Global Ecodynamics

    The authors open with a general survey of contemporary global ecodynamics, including its basic components. They then discuss the greenhouse effect problems in the context of global carbon cycle dynamics, moving on to a detailed consideration of land ecosystem changes which considers a general global cycle model. The next chapters comprise a ...

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