This book brings together current knowledge of terrestrial C sequestration in Central Asia. The themes treated include: biophysical environments, water resources, sustainable agriculture, soil degradation, the effects of irrigation schemes on secondary salinization, soil management and its relationship to carbon dynamics; the relationship between forest management and carbon dynamics, economic analyses of land use practices, important methodological issues arising from the use of GIS, remote sensing, carbon budgeting and scaling, and a review of the knowledge gaps in carbon and climate change. The book is a reference source for soil, water, vegetation, climate, land use and management in the region. The book will be of interest to a wide variety of environmental scientists, economists and those interested in policy issues for the sustainable management of natural resources.
Table of Contents
A. Biophysical Environment B. Water Resources of Central Asia C. Agricultural and Soil and Environmental Degradation D. Soil Management and Carbon Dynamics E. Forest Management and Carbon Dynamics F. Economic Analysis G. Methodological and Technological Challenges H. Research and Development Priorities