Sustaining Soil Productivity in Response to Global Climate Change: Science, Policy, and Ethics

Sustaining Soil Productivity in Response to Global Climate Change: Science, Policy, and Ethics

Editor(s): Thomas J. Sauer, John M. Norman, Mannava V. K. Sivakumar

Published Online: 7 JUN 2011 01:20PM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470958575

Online ISBN: 9780470960257

DOI: 10.1002/9780470960257

About this Book

Sustaining Soil Productivity in Response to Global Climate Change:Science, Policy, and Ethicsis a multi-disciplinary volume exploring the ethical, political and social issues surrounding the stewardship of our vital soil resources. Based on topics presented by an international group of experts at a conference convened through support of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, chapters include scientific studies on carbon sequestration, ecosystem services, maintaining soil fertility, and the effects of greenhouse gas emissions, as well as ethical issues ranging from allocation of land use to policies needed for climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Bringing together the latest research in soil science and climatology, Sustaining Soil Productivity in Response to Global Climate Change is a valuable resource for soil and plant scientists, agronomists and environmental scientists, as well as agricultural and natural resources engineers and economists, environmental policy makers and conservationists.

Key Features:

  • Written by an international group of authors representing a cross-section of scientists, thought leaders, and policy-makers
  • Includes chapters on the potential effects of climate change on forest soil carbon, microbial function, and the role of soils and biogeochemistry in the climate and earth system
  • Explores historical development of land use ethics and stewardship

 

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 9

      Soil Ecosystem Services (pages 117–139)

      Brent E. Clothier, Alistair J. Hall, Markus Deurer, Steven R. Green and Alec D. Mackay

    3. Chapter 13

      Overview on Response of Global Soil Carbon Pools to Climate and Land-Use Changes (pages 183–199)

      Thomas Eglin, Philippe Ciais, Shi Long Piao, Pierre Barré, Valentin Belassen, Patricia Cadule, Claire Chenu, Thomas Gasser, Markus Reichstein and Pete Smith

    4. Chapter 16

      The Effect of Forest Management on Soil Organic Carbon (pages 225–238)

      Giustino Tonon, Silvia Dezi, Maurizio Ventura and Francesca Scandellari

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