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Developments in Soil Classification, Land Use Planning and Policy Implications


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ContentsPart I Soil Survey and Classification Strategies in Different Ecological Zones 1 Innovative Thinking for Sustainable Use of Terrestrial Resources in Abu Dhabi Emirate Through Scientific Soil Inventory and Policy DevelopmentShabbir A. Shahid, Mahmoud A. Abdelfattah, Yasser Othman, Anil Kumar, Faisal K. Taha, John A. Kelley and Michael A. Wilson 2 Demands on Soil Classification and Soil Survey Strategies: Special Purpose Soil Classification Systems for Local Practical UseR.W. Fitzpatrick 3 Reconnaissance Soil Survey for the State of KuwaitSamira A.S. Omar and Shabbir A. Shahid 4 Do the Emerging Methods of Digital Soil Mapping have Anything to Learn from the Geopedologic Approach to Soil Mapping and Vice Versa?Abbas Farshad, Dhruba Pikha Shrestha and Ruamporn Moonjun 5 Soil Thematic Map and Land Capability Classification of Dubai EmirateHussein Harahsheh, Mohamed Mashroom, Yousef Marzouqi, Eman Al Khatib, B.R.M. Rao and M.A. Fyzee 6 Land Evaluation Interpretations and Decision Support Systems - Soil Survey of Abu Dhabi EmiratePeter King, Gerard Grealish, Shabbir A. Shahid and Mahmoud A. Abdelfattah 7 Conceptual Soil-Regolith Toposequence Models to Support Soil Survey and Land EvaluationGerard Grealish, R.W. Fitzpatrick, Peter King and Shabbir A. Shahid 8 Anhydrite Formation on the Coastal Sabkha of Abu Dhabi, United Arab EmiratesMichael A. Wilson, Shabbir A. Shahid, Mahmoud A. Abdelfattah, John A. Kelley and James E. Thomas 9 Fundamental Steps for Regional and Country Level Soil SurveysNorair Toomanian 10 Assessment of Soil Diversity in Western Siberia Using WRB 2006Elena N. Smolentseva 11 Classification of the Topsoil Fabrics in Arid Soils of Central AsiaMarina Lebedeva, Maria Gerasimova and Dmitry L. Golovanov 12 Digital Mapping of Gypsic Horizon Morphotypes and Soil Salinity in an Old Alluvial Piedmont Plain of UzbekistanDmitry L. Golovanov and Irina A. Yamnova 13 Soils in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions: The Past as Key for the FutureBernhard Lucke, Iourii Nikolskii and Rupert Baumler 14 Classification, Characterization and Suitability Evaluation of the Savanna Soils of Oyo North of NigeriaJ.O. Aruleba and A.S. Ajayi 15 Use of Soil Survey Database for the Probabilistic Evaluation of Soil Cover Transformation in the Semi-Arid Zone of Western SiberiaIrina Mikheeva 16 Soil Suitability of Northern State of Sudan to Irrigated AgricultureAbdelmagid Ali Elmobarak and Fawzi Mohamed Salih 17 Effects of Plants on Soil Forming Processes: Case Studies from Arid EnvironmentsWilliam H. Verboom, J.S. Pate, Mahmoud A. Abdelfattah and Shabbir A. Shahid 18 The Sand Land Soil System Placement (Taxonomy) and SocietyRamez A. Mahjoory 19 Digital Soil Mapping Using Spectral and Terrain Parameters and Statistical Modeling Integrated into GIS-Northwestern Coastal Region of EgyptFawzy Hassan Abdel-Kader 20 Studies on the Micromorphology of Salt-Affected Soils from El-Fayoum Depression, EgyptTolba S. Abdel Aal and A. M. Ibrahim 21 Correlation of Students' Estimation and Laboratory Determination of Soil TextureMohamed S. Alhammadi and Mohamed S. Gheblawi 22 Soil Classification and Genesis in Part of Khorasan ProvinceMohammad Hassan Sayyari-Zahan 23 Classification, Characterization and Management of Some Agricultural Soils in the North of EgyptSabry M. Shaheen, Mohamed E. Abo-Waly and Rafaat A. Ali 24 Semi-Arid Soils of Eastern Indonesia: Soil Classification and Land UsesAnny Mulyani, Adi Priyono and Fahmuddin AgusPart II Land Use Planning and Policy Implications 25 Land Use Planning and Policy Implication-Bridging between Science, Politics and Decision MakingWinfried E.H. Blum 26 Application of Soil Survey in Land Use Planning and Policy DevelopmentNoel Schoknecht 27 General Framework for Land Use Planning in United Arab EmiratesKhalil A. Ammar 28 Spatial Mapping and Analysis of Integrated Agricultural Land Use and Infrastructure in Mhlontlo Local Municipality, Eastern Cape - South AfricaCharles Nhemachena and James Chakwizira 29 Agricultural Land Conversion: Application of Land Capability Classification in Land Use Planning of Embaderho Village in EritreaTewoldemedhin D. Rustu 30 Assessment of Land Use Planning and Development in Nigeria: Challenges and Policy Implications on AgricultureAbiodun E. Obayelu 31 Soil Use Planning and Decelerating Crop Productivity: Policy Implications for Indian PunjabDavinder K. Grover 32 Land Use Planning for Sustainable Development Using Geoinformatics: Policy Implications for DrylandsR.B. Singh and Dilip Kumar 33 Remote Sensing and Geographical Information as an Aid for Land Use Planning and Implications to Natural Resources Assessment: Case Study - South IndiaN. Jayaraju and Abdullah Khan J. 34 Common Land Resources-The Present Status and Need for Their Conservation in North IndiaMohd. Sadiq Salmana and Abdul Munir 35 Participatory Soil and Land Evaluation Mapping: An Alternative Approach to Improve Soil and Land Evaluation Information for Decision MakersIvan L.Z. Bacic, Juniele R. Pivetta and Roberta P. Martins 36 Land Suitability Assessment of the Proposed Uranium Mining Area in North East BotswanaOagile Dikinya 37 Sustainable Development and Management Policies for Soil and Water Conservation in EgyptA.Z. El Bably and S.A. Abd El-HafezPart III New Trends in Land Degradation and Desertification 38 New Trends in Land Degradation and Desertification Research and the Role of the Association DesertNet International in Sharing Knowledge and Promoting Sustainable Land ManagementPandi Zdruli 39 Land Use Planning for Controlling Land Degradation in KuwaitFikry I. Khalaf, Jasem Al-Awadhi and Raafat F. Misak 40 Methodological Approach to Estimate In-site Costs of Desertification When Empirical Data are Not AvailableHeitor Matallo 41 Managing the Hazards of Drought and Shifting Sands in Drylands-The Case Study of KuwaitRaafat F. Misak, Fikry I. Khalaf and Samira A.S. Omar 42 Determining Degraded Soils of Southern Kazakhstan Through Assessing Stability of Soil AggregatesAkmal Karimov, A. Noble, R. Kurbantoev and N. SalievaPart IV Modeling of Soil and Groundwater Contamination 43 Application of a Screening Model to Evaluate Pesticide Contamination in Soil and Groundwater for Sustainable Agriculture in OmanBasma Nasser Al-Shidhani, Mushtaque Ahmed, Salem Al-Jabri and Farid Talukder 44 Modeling of Soil Contamination and Its Remediation by In-Situ Solvent FlushingAnwar A. KhanPart V Innovations in Research, Development, Education and Extension 45 Sharing Information to Accelerate Implementation of Reclamation and Improvement of Degraded Lands: WASWAC ExperienceSamran Sombatpanit 46 Innovations in Soil Chemical Analyses-New ECs and Total Salts Relationship for Abu Dhabi Emirate SoilsShabbir A. Shahid, Mahmoud A. Abdelfattah, and Henda Mahmoudi 47 Quality Assurance Standards-USDA Perspective of the Extensive Soil Survey of Abu Dhabi EmirateJohn A. Kelley, Michael A. Wilson, Mahmoud A. Abdelfattah and Shabbir A. Shahid 48 The Role of Mycorrihza in the Reclamation of Degraded Lands in Arid EnvironmentsGhazi N. Al-Karaki 49 Preliminary Interpretation of Environmental Isotopes Data in the Ain El Atti Area (Tafilalt)Mohamed Aoubouazza, Willibad Stichler and Piotr Maloszewski 50 Use of Lombrica to Enhance Soil Fertility for Crop Production in MadagascarRazafindravoniarisoa EuphrasieAuthor's Index

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