Land Use and Soil Resources

Editors: Braimoh, Ademola K., Vlek, Paul (Eds.)

  • Provides a thorough analysis of the causes and impacts of soil degradation
  • Written by leading international experts
  • Abundantly illustrated with full color images
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Land-use change is one of the main drivers of many environmental change processes. It influences the basic resources of land use, including the soil. Its impact on soil often occurs so creepingly that land managers hardly contemplate initiating ameliorative or counterbalance measures. Poor land management has degraded vast amounts of land, reduced our ability to produce enough food, and is a major threat to rural livelihoods in many developing countries.

To date, there has been no single unifying volume that addresses the multifaceted impacts of land use on soils. This book has responded to this challenge by bringing together renowned academics and policy experts to analyze the patterns, driving factors and proximate causes, and the socioeconomic impacts of soil degradation. Policy measures to prevent irreversible degradation and rehabilitate degraded soils are also identified.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"It promises to synthesize scientific knowledge on the impact of different land-uses on soils in a manner that resource managers, policy makers and other non-academics can use. … a book of significant potential use to students interested in land resources, particularly soil. … a useful book with several particularly good chapters and significant elements of original analysis. … the quality of the reviewing and discussion is high and it represents worthwhile reading for soil managers and students and a worthwhile purchase for academic libraries." (John McDonagh, Land Degradation & Development, November, 2008)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Impact of Land Use on Soil Resources

    Associate Professor Ademola K. Braimoh, Professor Paul L. G. Vlek

    Pages

  • Soil Organic Carbon Dynamics and Land-Use Change

    Pete Smith

    Pages 9-22

  • Land-Use Change and Global Food Production

    Navin Ramankutty, Jonathan A. Foley, Nicholas J. Olejniczak

    Pages 23-40

  • Soil Erosion and Conservation in Global Agriculture

    Hans Hurni, Karl Herweg, Brigitte Portner, Hanspeter Liniger

    Pages 41-71

  • Soil Erosion Studies in Northern Ethiopia

    Lulseged Tamene, Professor Paul L. G. Vlek

    Pages 73-100

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eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-7723-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Land Use and Soil Resources
Editors
  • Ademola K. Braimoh
  • Paul Vlek
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6778-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6778-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6777-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7723-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 254
Topics