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Developments in Soil Classification, Land Use Planning and Policy Implications
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Part 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 Development

Shabbir 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 Use

R.W. Fitzpatrick

3 Reconnaissance Soil Survey for the State of Kuwait

Samira 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 Emirate

Hussein 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 Emirate

Peter King, Gerard Grealish, Shabbir A. Shahid and Mahmoud A. Abdelfattah

7 Conceptual Soil-Regolith Toposequence Models to Support Soil Survey and Land Evaluation

Gerard Grealish, R.W. Fitzpatrick, Peter King and Shabbir A. Shahid

8 Anhydrite Formation on the Coastal Sabkha of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Michael A. Wilson, Shabbir A. Shahid, Mahmoud A. Abdelfattah, John A. Kelley and James E. Thomas

9 Fundamental Steps for Regional and Country Level Soil Surveys

Norair Toomanian

10 Assessment of Soil Diversity in Western Siberia Using WRB 2006

Elena N. Smolentseva

11 Classification of the Topsoil Fabrics in Arid Soils of Central Asia

Marina Lebedeva, Maria Gerasimova and Dmitry L. Golovanov

12 Digital Mapping of Gypsic Horizon Morphotypes and Soil Salinity in an Old Alluvial Piedmont Plain of Uzbekistan

Dmitry L. Golovanov and Irina A. Yamnova

13 Soils in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions: The Past as Key for the Future

Bernhard Lucke, Iourii Nikolskii and Rupert Baumler

14 Classification, Characterization and Suitability Evaluation of the Savanna Soils of Oyo North of Nigeria

J.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 Siberia

Irina Mikheeva

16 Soil Suitability of Northern State of Sudan to Irrigated Agriculture

Abdelmagid Ali Elmobarak and Fawzi Mohamed Salih

17 Effects of Plants on Soil Forming Processes: Case Studies from Arid Environments

William H. Verboom, J.S. Pate, Mahmoud A. Abdelfattah and Shabbir A. Shahid

18 The Sand Land Soil System Placement (Taxonomy) and Society

Ramez A. Mahjoory

19 Digital Soil Mapping Using Spectral and Terrain Parameters and Statistical Modeling Integrated into GIS-Northwestern Coastal Region of Egypt

Fawzy Hassan Abdel-Kader

20 Studies on the Micromorphology of Salt-Affected Soils from El-Fayoum Depression, Egypt

Tolba S. Abdel Aal and A. M. Ibrahim

21 Correlation of Students' Estimation and Laboratory Determination of Soil Texture

Mohamed S. Alhammadi and Mohamed S. Gheblawi

22 Soil Classification and Genesis in Part of Khorasan Province

Mohammad Hassan Sayyari-Zahan

23 Classification, Characterization and Management of Some Agricultural Soils in the North of Egypt

Sabry M. Shaheen, Mohamed E. Abo-Waly and Rafaat A. Ali

24 Semi-Arid Soils of Eastern Indonesia: Soil Classification and Land Uses

Anny Mulyani, Adi Priyono and Fahmuddin Agus

Part II Land Use Planning and Policy Implications

25 Land Use Planning and Policy Implication-Bridging between Science, Politics and Decision Making

Winfried E.H. Blum

26 Application of Soil Survey in Land Use Planning and Policy Development

Noel Schoknecht

27 General Framework for Land Use Planning in United Arab Emirates

Khalil A. Ammar

28 Spatial Mapping and Analysis of Integrated Agricultural Land Use and Infrastructure in Mhlontlo Local Municipality, Eastern Cape - South Africa

Charles Nhemachena and James Chakwizira

29 Agricultural Land Conversion: Application of Land Capability Classification in Land Use Planning of Embaderho Village in Eritrea

Tewoldemedhin D. Rustu

30 Assessment of Land Use Planning and Development in Nigeria: Challenges and Policy Implications on Agriculture

Abiodun E. Obayelu

31 Soil Use Planning and Decelerating Crop Productivity: Policy Implications for Indian Punjab

Davinder K. Grover

32 Land Use Planning for Sustainable Development Using Geoinformatics: Policy Implications for Drylands

R.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 India

N. Jayaraju and Abdullah Khan J.

34 Common Land Resources-The Present Status and Need for Their Conservation in North India

Mohd. Sadiq Salmana and Abdul Munir

35 Participatory Soil and Land Evaluation Mapping: An Alternative Approach to Improve Soil and Land Evaluation Information for Decision Makers

Ivan L.Z. Bacic, Juniele R. Pivetta and Roberta P. Martins

36 Land Suitability Assessment of the Proposed Uranium Mining Area in North East Botswana

Oagile Dikinya

37 Sustainable Development and Management Policies for Soil and Water Conservation in Egypt

A.Z. El Bably and S.A. Abd El-Hafez

Part 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 Management

Pandi Zdruli

39 Land Use Planning for Controlling Land Degradation in Kuwait

Fikry I. Khalaf, Jasem Al-Awadhi and Raafat F. Misak

40 Methodological Approach to Estimate In-site Costs of Desertification When Empirical Data are Not Available

Heitor Matallo

41 Managing the Hazards of Drought and Shifting Sands in Drylands-The Case Study of Kuwait

Raafat F. Misak, Fikry I. Khalaf and Samira A.S. Omar

42 Determining Degraded Soils of Southern Kazakhstan Through Assessing Stability of Soil Aggregates

Akmal Karimov, A. Noble, R. Kurbantoev and N. Salieva

Part 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 Oman

Basma Nasser Al-Shidhani, Mushtaque Ahmed, Salem Al-Jabri and Farid Talukder

44 Modeling of Soil Contamination and Its Remediation by In-Situ Solvent Flushing

Anwar A. Khan

Part V Innovations in Research, Development, Education and Extension

45 Sharing Information to Accelerate Implementation of Reclamation and Improvement of Degraded Lands: WASWAC Experience

Samran Sombatpanit

46 Innovations in Soil Chemical Analyses-New ECs and Total Salts Relationship for Abu Dhabi Emirate Soils

Shabbir A. Shahid, Mahmoud A. Abdelfattah, and Henda Mahmoudi

47 Quality Assurance Standards-USDA Perspective of the Extensive Soil Survey of Abu Dhabi Emirate

John 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 Environments

Ghazi 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 Madagascar

Razafindravoniarisoa Euphrasie

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