Arid Lands Newsletter

May June 2001, Issue No. 49

ISSN: 1092-5481

Linkages between Climate Change and Desertification

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Katherine Waser, Editor
Office of Arid Lands Studies
The University of Arizona

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Editor's note:
Kyoto or no Kyoto, we must move forward
by Katherine Waser

Interactions of desertification and climate: Present understanding and future research imperatives
by Martin A.J. Williams

Elevated atmospheric CO2 and deserts: Will increasing CO2 alter deserts and desertification processes?
by Stanley D. Smith and Travis E. Huxman

Feedbacks between land surface and the atmosphere in the Sahel
by Christopher M. Taylor

Smoke and desert dust stifle rainfall, contribute to drought and desertification
by Daniel Rosenfeld

The potential benefits of carbon sinks in dryland agricultural soils
by Lennart Olsson, Andrew Warren, and Jonas Ardö

Desertification control to sequester carbon and reduce net emissions in the United States
by Rattan Lal

Human dimensions of carbon sequestration: A political ecology approach to soil fertility management and desertification control in the Old Peanut Basin of Senegal
by Petra Tschakert

Linkages between climate change and desertification in East Africa
Part 1: Physical and social linkages
Part 2: Policy linkages
by Siri Eriksen

China's Western Region Development Strategy and the urgent need to address creeping environmental problems
by Michael H.Glantz, Qian Ye and Quansheng Ge

Briefly noted:
Selected resources of interest
compiled by Katherine Waser
Selected news of interest
annotated by Katherine Waser

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The November/December 2001 issue of the Arid Lands Newsletter, ALN No. 50, will focus on the theme of "The Deserts in Literature."

This theme, first explored in ALN No. 35 (1995), proved to be very popular with ALN readers. In ALN No. 35, the focus was primarily on literature written by Europeans and other "western" authors. In this issue, we would like to broaden this focus to include both written and oral literature of non-western societies and authors (with the constraint that, since ALN is published in English, all selected excerpts from such literatures must be available in English translation.) We are also interested in exploring a wide variety of genres: not just novels and short stories, but also poems, essays, diaries, letters, folk tales, myths, travel accounts, mysteries, and more...

Proposals for papers, comments, suggestions for possible authors, suggestions for resources (web, paper, CD-ROM etc.) to be included, etc. are welcome. Please send your suggestions to Katherine Waser, Editor, Arid Lands Newsletter.

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