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Environmental Sciences - Soil Science | Coastal Saline Soil Rehabilitation and Utilization Based on Forestry Approaches in China

Coastal Saline Soil Rehabilitation and Utilization Based on Forestry Approaches in China

Zhang, Jianfeng

2014, XXII, 182 p. 42 illus., 37 illus. in color.

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  • First book to discuss coastal saline soil rehabilitation and utilization based on forestry approach in China
  • Discusses various topics including wetland degradation, saline soil amelioration, vegetation rebuilding, and biomass production
  • Offers tree species selection, site evaluation and tree planting techniques
The most recent advances in research on coastal saline soil rehabilitation and utilization based on forestry approach are discussed. The forestry approach is emphasized rather than physical or engineering measures to ameliorate saline soils, which is significant for coastal environmental improvement and land resources expansion. The monograph is a useful reference  for researchers using techniques of ecology, forestry and agronomy.
Prof. Jianfeng Zhang works at the Institute of Subtropical Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry. He has been working on afforestation in saline soils for over 20 years.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Afforestation - Coastal Region of China - Ecological Rehabilitation - Forest Biomass - Forestry - Saline Soil

Related subjects » Earth System Sciences - Ecology - Environmental Engineering and Physics - Forestry - Soil Science

Table of contents 

Part I Characteristics of Salt-Affected Soil and its Amelioration by Trees.- Concepts Concerned with Salt-Affected Soil.- Salt-affected soil resources in China.- Characteristics of salt-affected soil and its amelioration by trees.- Urban salinization and its ecological remediation principles.- Part II Principles and Practice of Afforestation in Saline Soil.- Mechanism of salinity tolerance and techniques of trees planting.- Agroforestry and its Application in Amelioration of Saline Soils.- Strategies to Reclaim And Ameliorate Saline Soil in the Yellow River Delta Region.- Part III Saline Soil Utilization for Biomass Production.- Potential and future prospects of biomass production in saline soils.- Development of forestry bioenergy in East China Sea areas.- Part IV Wetland Degradation and Water Shortage in Yellow River Delta Region.- Causes of Wetland Degradation and Ecological Restoration.- Water shortages and countermeasures for sustainable utilization.- Part V Case Study.- Planting Techniques of Tamarix Chinensis and Its Effect on Saline Soil Remediation.-  Cultural Technologies and Salt-resistance of Nitraria sibirica in Coastal Areas with Serious Salt-affected soil.- Impacts of soil salinity on tree growth in Shandong.- Function of black locust plantation on soil improvement in Yellow River bank.- Black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) forest as biomass energy resources.- Coupling of phytocoenosium change and wetland degradation in Yellow River Delta region.

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