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Greening reclamation of arid region

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Abstract

Arid regions occupy a third of the whole land in the world, and desertification in the rimland makes a problem become more acute. It is also a problem that the large part of such areas is distributed in developing countries. Desertification is defined as a phenomenon, by which the ecological system is degenerated by the change of weather conditions and the pressure of human beings and livestock, and productivity of land is markedly deteriorated. In order to prevent desertification and to promote greening reclamation and agricultural development, it is necessary to analyze desertification mechanism in detail. Artificial factors are overpopulation, too much pasturage, and conversion of grassland into farmland. Natural environmental factors are weather conditions, water resources, soil conditions, etc. It is also important for greening reclamation and development of farm land to evaluate the amount of meteorological resources (such as water resources, energy resources, etc.) and to search for the possibility of their utilization. Because of major condition to grow plants is water environment, investigation and development of water resources are important. If a project ignores the cycle of the ecological system, it might be in danger of retrogradation toward desertification. 8 refs., 10 figs., 4 tabs.
Authors:
Kamichika, Makio [1] 
  1. Tottori Univ. (Japan)
Publication Date:
Jan 20, 1989
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
NEDO-89-910350; EDB-90-020807
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Nenryo Kyokai-shi; (Japan); Journal Volume: 68:1
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; DESERTS; LAND RECLAMATION; AGRICULTURE; BIOMASS PLANTATIONS; CLIMATES; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; DOMESTIC ANIMALS; ENERGY SOURCES; FARMS; HUMAN POPULATIONS; PRODUCTIVITY; REVIEWS; SOILS; TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS; WATER RESOURCES; ARID LANDS; DOCUMENT TYPES; ECOSYSTEMS; INDUSTRY; POPULATIONS; RESOURCES; 540210* - Environment, Terrestrial- Basic Studies- (1990-); 550100 - Behavioral Biology
OSTI ID:
5164640
Country of Origin:
Japan
Language:
Japanese
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0369-3775; CODEN: NENKA
Submitting Site:
NEDO
Size:
Pages: 27-38
Announcement Date:
Feb 01, 1990

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Citation Formats

Kamichika, Makio. Greening reclamation of arid region. Japan: N. p., 1989. Web.
Kamichika, Makio. Greening reclamation of arid region. Japan.
Kamichika, Makio. 1989. "Greening reclamation of arid region." Japan.
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title = {Greening reclamation of arid region}
author = {Kamichika, Makio}
abstractNote = {Arid regions occupy a third of the whole land in the world, and desertification in the rimland makes a problem become more acute. It is also a problem that the large part of such areas is distributed in developing countries. Desertification is defined as a phenomenon, by which the ecological system is degenerated by the change of weather conditions and the pressure of human beings and livestock, and productivity of land is markedly deteriorated. In order to prevent desertification and to promote greening reclamation and agricultural development, it is necessary to analyze desertification mechanism in detail. Artificial factors are overpopulation, too much pasturage, and conversion of grassland into farmland. Natural environmental factors are weather conditions, water resources, soil conditions, etc. It is also important for greening reclamation and development of farm land to evaluate the amount of meteorological resources (such as water resources, energy resources, etc.) and to search for the possibility of their utilization. Because of major condition to grow plants is water environment, investigation and development of water resources are important. If a project ignores the cycle of the ecological system, it might be in danger of retrogradation toward desertification. 8 refs., 10 figs., 4 tabs.}
journal = {Nenryo Kyokai-shi; (Japan)}
volume = {68:1}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Japan}
year = {1989}
month = {Jan}
}