List of Contributors.- Preface.- Part I: Challenges to Policy Formulation. The Link between Desertification and Security in Central Asia; I. Lindt.- From Global Environmental Discourse to Local Adaptations and Response: A Desertification Research Agenda for Central Asia; L.C. Stringer.- Causes and Socio-Economic Consequences of Desertification in Central Asia; L. Alibekov, D. Alibekov.- Part II: Grazing Systems and Desertification. Forage Distributions, Range Condition, and the Importance of Pastoral Movement in Central Asia - a Remote Sensing Study; M. Coughenour et al.- The Impact of Livestock Grazing on Soils and Vegetation around Settlements in Southeast Kazakhstan; I. Alimaev et al.- Livestock Mobility and Degradation in Kazakhstan's Semi-Arid Rangelands; C. Kerven et al.- Human and Natural Factors that Influence Livestock Distributions and Rangeland Desertification in Turkmenistan; R. Behnke et al.- Part III: Case Studies of Resource Degradation and Desertification Control.- Land Reform in Tajikistan: Consequences for Tenure Security, Agricultural Productivity and Land Management Practices; S. Robinson et al.- Israeli Experience in Prevention of Processes of Desertification; N. Orlovsky.- Potential Effects of Global Warming on Atmospheric Lead Contamination in the Mountains; M. Janiga.- The Influence of Environmental Factors on Human Health in Uzbekistan; A.M. Shamsiyev, Sh.A. Khusinova.
Recent empirical studies
Good regional coverage