Understanding adaptation practices in arid land ecosystem

Umma Habiba, Aki Kogachi, Nguyen Huy, Rajib Shaw

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Arid ecosystem covers one third of the Earth's surface and is the home town of majority of the population of the world. This ecosystem is also important because it has significant roles in land and water resources management. However, due to anthropogenic land use activities or shifting climate conditions, the features of the ecosystem change and cause diminished vegetative cover, reduced productivity, increased soil erosion, invasion of exotics, and loss of native species. Moreover, in the recent years, earth's vegetative cover may exceed the ecosystem's capacity to adapt, which happens through the consequence of rapid land degradation along with desertification. Therefore, this chapter provides how different regions endeavor with this arid ecosystem by performing various adaptation practices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEcosystem-Based Adaptation
EditorsNoralene Uy, Rajib Shaw
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameCommunity, Environment and Disaster Risk Management
ISSN (Print)2040-7262
ISSN (Electronic)2040-7270


  • Arid land ecosystem
  • Climate change
  • Desertification and adaptation
  • Land degradation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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