Environmental Change and Geomorphic Hazards in Forests

Overview

Environmental and climate change is affecting forests and land use in numerous ways, including increasing the risk of geomorphic hazards. Such hazards include surface erosion, desertification and related land degradation. Yet it is often difficult to distinguish between the influences of climate change from those of changing forest land use, on geomorphic hazards. This volume reviews current knowlege on these issues.

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Overview

Environmental and climate change is affecting forests and land use in numerous ways, including increasing the risk of geomorphic hazards. Such hazards include surface erosion, desertification and related land degradation. Yet it is often difficult to distinguish between the influences of climate change from those of changing forest land use, on geomorphic hazards. This volume reviews current knowlege on these issues.

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"This is a very useful volume which includes some material on climatic change impacts that have so far received rather sparse attention from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change."

"This book is highly recommendable for anyone interested in climate-change related issues."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780851995984
  • Publisher: CAB International North America
  • Publication date: 12/1/2002
  • Series: IUFRO Research Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Ch. 1 Geomorphologic Hazards and Forest Environmental Change - an Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Streamflow and Flooding in Snow-dominated Forested Basins 7
Ch. 3 Regional Hydrologic Impacts of Climatic Change 25
Ch. 4 The Potential Impact of Global Change on Surface Erosion from Forest Lands in Asia 45
Ch. 5 Climate Change Related to Erosion and Desertification: 1. Mediterranean Europe 67
Ch. 6 Climate Change Related to Erosion and Desertification: 2. Africa 87
Ch. 7 The Effects Of Environmental Changes On Weathering, Gravitational Rock Deformation, and Landslides 101
Ch. 8 Potential Effects of Environmental Change on Landslide Hazards in Forest Environments 123
Ch. 9 Natural Hazards in Forests: Glacier and Permafrost Effects as Related to Climate Change 167
Ch. 10 Global Changes, Mangrove Forests and Implications for Hazards along Continental Shorelines 203
Ch. 11 Future Directions for Geomorphologic Hazard Analysis in Forests 231
Index 235
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