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01.Future Systems for Earthquake Early Warning
02.The Phoenix of Natural Disasters: Community Resilience
03.Recent Progress on Earthquake Geology
04.Droughts: Causes, Effects and Predictions
05.Landslides: Causes, Types and Effects
06.Meltdown: Climate Change, Natural Disasters and other Catastrophes - Fears and Concerns for the Future
07.Crisis Management
08.Disaster Relief: Organizations, Speed and Efficiency of Response and Roles
09.Earthquake Engineering: New Research
10.Flood Risk Management
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Droughts: Causes, Effects and Predictions
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Editors: Javier M. Sánchez
Book Description:
A drought is a period of unusually persistent dry weather cost persists long enough to cause serious problems such as crop damage and/or water supply shortages. The severity of the drought depends upon the degree of moisture deficiency, the duration, and the size of the affected area.
There are actually four different ways that drought can be defined. Meteorological is a measure of departure of precipitation from normal. Due to climatic differences, what might be considered a drought in one location of the country may not be a drought in another location. Agricultural - refers to a situation where the amount of moisture in the soil no longer meets the needs of a particular crop. Hydrological - occurs when surface and subsurface water supplies are below normal. Socioeconomic - refers to the situation that occurs when physical water shortages begin to affect people. This new book presents leading research from around the globe.

Table of Contents:

Expert Commentary

Are Osmotic Adjustment, Cell Wall Elasticity and Cell Size Required for Drought Resistance in Crop Plants? pp.1-8
(Juan Pablo Martinez Castillo, Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias (INIA), Chile)

Short Communications; pp.9-10`

Winter drought impairs pine regeneration at the Pyrenean treeline; pp.11-18
(J.M. Ninot, O. Grau, Department of Plant Biology, University of Barcelona, Spain, E. Batllori, Department of Ecology, University of Barcelona, Spain)

The Effect of Black Truffle Mycorrhization in Forest Plants and Drought Tolerance; pp.19-24
(José Alfonso Domínguez Núñez, José Antonio Rodríguez Barreal, Rosa Planelles González, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)

Research and Review Studies; pp.25-26

Chapter 1. Drought and Forest Decline in the Iberian Peninsula: A Simple Explanation for a Complex Phenomenom? pp.27-68
(E. Gil-Pelegrín, J.J. Peguero-Pina, Unidad de Recursos Forestales, Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria de Aragón, Spain, J.J. Camarero, Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología, Spain)

Chapter 2. The impact of drought in the light of changing soil properties; pp.69-102
(Bernhard Lucke, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus, Germany; Iourii Nikolskii, Colegio de Postgraduados, Mexico; Michael Schmidt, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus, Germany; Rupert Bäumler, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany; Norbert Nowaczyk,GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Germany; Ziad al-Saad, Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, Jordan)

Chapter 3. Long-term impacts of droughts on pastoral production and trends in poverty in north-western Kenya: An evaluation of 14-year drought early warning data series; pp. 103-138
(Ebei A.P, Gufu Oba, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway, Thomas Akujab, Egerton University, Kenya)

Chapter 4. Drought Effects on the Vegetal Growth and the Desertification Process in Northeastern Mexico; pp.139-166
(Rahim Foroughbakhch P., Jorge Luis Hernández-Piñero, Martha González E., Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico)

Chapter 5. Drought-Induced Alteration of Fine Root Parameters in a Japanese Cedar (Cryptomeria Japonica) Plantation Forest; pp.167-190
(Bohdan Konopka, National Forest Centre, Forest Research Institute Zvolen, Department of Forest Protection and Game Management, Slovakia, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Department of Forest Site Environment, Japan, Kyotaro Noguchi, Masamichi Takahashi, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Department of Forest Site Environment, Japan)

Chapter 6. ^ A Review on Dry Spells Statistics in Catalonia (NE Spain)pp. 191-218
(X. Lana, Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain, A. Burgueño, Department of Meteorology and Astronomy, Faculty of Physics, University of Barcelona, Spain, M.D. Martínez, Department of Applied Physics.
Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain, et al.)

Chapter 7. Methodological Considerations in Examining the Demographic Response of Tree Populations to Drought Stress; pp.219-236
(Sophan Chhin, Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, Canada)

Chapter 8. Morphological and Anatomotical Adaptations in Desert Plants; pp.237-252
(Marco A. Alvarado-Vazquez, Alejandra Rocha-Estrada, Jorge L. Hernandez-Pinero, Rahim Foroughbakhch, Department de Botanica, Fac. de Ciencias Biologicas, University Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico)

Chapter 9. DInSAR monitoring of aquifer compaction due to water withdrawal: Vegas Baja and Media of the Segura river (SE, Spain) case study; pp.253-276
(R. Tomás, J.M. Lopez-Sanchez, Escuela Politécnica Superior de Alicante, University of Alicante, Spain, J. Delgado, Facultad de Ciencias, University of Alicante, Spain)

Chapter 10. Outstanding mechanisms of drought adaptation of wild or underutilized plants of arid and semiarid regions pp.277-290
(I.S. Travlos, G. Economou, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece A. Kontogeorgos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)

Chapter 11. Detecting post-drought oak decline and recovery in the Mark Twain National Forest, Ozark Highlands; pp. 291-306
(Cuizhen Wang, Department of Geography, University of Missouri, Columbia, Hong S. He, Department of Forestry, University of Missouri, Columbia)

Chapter 12. Physiological Responses of Two Coffee (Coffea Canephora) Genotypes to Soil Water Deficit; pp.306-330
(Paulo C. Cavatte, Samuel C.V. Martins, Ricardo Wolfgramm, Fabio M. DaMatta, Department de Biologia Vegetal, University Federal de Vicosa, Brasil)

Chapter 13. Drought as a factor in tree diebacks and declines
(Vic Jurskis, Australia); pp.331-342


   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2008
   ISBN: 978-1-60456-285-9
   Status: AV
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