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International Workshop

ICELAND, September 16-19, 1997.


SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

Monday 15.sept

Welcome Reception, Reykjavik City Hall.
Hosted by the City of Reykjavik at 6 PM.




Hotel Loftleiðir Conference Hall in Reykjavík

Opening Ceremony (Co-Chairs: Björn Sigurbjörnsson og Magnús Jóhannesson)

9:15
9:25
9:40
Opening
Address
Address
Halldór Ásgrímsson, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, Former president of Iceland
Bo Kjellén, Ambassador for the Environment, Sweden, Chairman of INCD


Overview (Chair: Sveinn Runólfsson and Thorsteinn Tómasson)

10:00
10:25
10:45
11:15

11:35
11:50
12:05
12:20
12:30

Rangelands issues and trend in developing countries
Viewing rangelands as landscape systems
- - - - - Coffee break - - - - -

Desertification, rangelands and degredation – an overview
Case histories: South-America
Case histories: Asia
Case histories: Mediterranean
Case histories: Iceland
- - - - - Break - - - - -

Hamid Narjisse, Morocco
John Ludwig, Australia

Franklin G. Cardy, UNEP

Leopoldo Montes, Argentina
Z. Batjargal, Mongolia
Nicholas Yassoglou, Greece
Olafur Arnalds, Iceland


Rangeland Ecosystem Degradation

2:00
2:20
2:40
3:00
3:20
3:50

4:10
4:30
5:15
Rangeland ecosystem response to stress
Rangeland degradation, vegetation dynamics
Rangelands and nutrients
Soil resources and rangeland degradation
- - - - - Coffee break - - - - -
Initiating autogenic restoration of degraded watersheds
Rangeland carrying capacity and degradation
Discussion
Session end, introduction to field trip
Steve Archer, Texas, USA
Timm Hoffman, South Africa
Kris Havestad, USA
Larry Wilding, USA

Tom Thurow, USA

Roy Behnke, UK

Ari Trausti Guðmundsson







FIELD TRIP, Reykjavík - Klaustur

South Iceland. Agricultural land and severely desertified rangelands, glaciers, geological and historical sites. SCS headquarters. From Loftleidir Hotel, Arrival at Klaustur at night.




Klaustur, Social Hall in Iceland


Assessment and scaling up


8:30
8:50
9:10

9:30

9:50
10:20
10:50

11:10
11:30
12:00


1:30

1:50
2:10
2:30


2:50

3:10
3:30
4:00
BACKGROUND AND METHODS
The UN global databank on desertification
Comments on desertification assessment
Saharan-Sahelian Boundary Variations from
1980 to 1996
Desertification in Patagonia: Remote sensing, modeling, and field experiments.
- - - - - Coffee break - - - - -
Erosion models, use and abuse
A process-based field procedure for assessing and monitoring desertification.
Review of EU desetification research efforts
Discussion
- - - - - Lunch - - - - -

Specific Cases
Transformation of desertified land in the Grazing-
farming interlacing belt of North China
Desertification problems in Botswana-preliminary
Arid and semiarid rangelands: Two thrid of Argentina
Desertification in the Ethiopian highlands

Scaling Up and Future Perspectives
Scaling up from field measurements to large areas using the desertificaton response unit approach
Future perspectives on rangeland desertification
Discussion
- - - - - Coffee break - - - - -

Franklin G. Cardy, UNEP
Ulf Helldén, Sweden
Compton Tucker, USA

Martin Aguiar, Argentina


Fred Pierson, USA
David Tongway, Australia

Denis Peter




Liu XinMin, China

M.B.K. Darkoh, Botswana
Osvaldo A. Fernandez, Argent.
Tamirie Hawando, Ethiopia


Anton Imeson, The Netherlands

Thadis Box, USA
5:00-7:30 POSTER SESSION Chair: Larry Wilding


Klaustur, Social Hall

Combatting Rangeland Degradation, Policy Issues.

9:00
9:20

9:40
10:00

10:20
10:50
11:10
11:30
11:50
12:20
The implementation of soil conservation programmes
Policy and law for the conservation of rangeland ecosystems.
The role of sub-regional action programmes (SRAP)
Constraints to CCD implimentation in the rangeland area of Eastern Africa
- - - - - Coffee break - - - - -
Participatory planning processes
Soil conservation extension
Approaches in soil conservation in Iceland
Discussion
- - - - - Lunch - - - - -
David Sanders, UK
Ian Hannam, Australia

Naigzy Gebremedhin, Eritrea
Naftali Onchere, Kenya


Rod Gallacher, FAO
Samran Sombatpanit, Thailand
Andres Arnalds, Iceland


Conclusions and recommendations

1:30
3:00
Discussionn conclusions and recommendations
- - - - - Session end- - - - -
Ad-hoc group, Thorgeirsson, Iceland
4:30
6:30
10:00
Departure from Klaustur to Gunnarsholt
Reception at Gunnarsholt (SCS)
Arrival in Reykjavík



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