Forest Soils

Properties and Management

Authors: Osman, Khan Towhid

  • Focuses specifically and comprehensively on forest soil science, bringing much wider coverage thanĀ a general book on soil science
  • Intended as a primer on forest soil science, but useful to professionals as well
  • In-depth coverage and numerous examples, figures and tables assist the novice in understanding the subject
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About this book

Forest soil characteristics are not only unique but their interpretation also differs from cropland soils. Just as there are diverse forest types, there are many soil variants that need different management. Today, forest plantations are being intensively managed for profitable timber, pulpwood and energy production. Site selection, species selection, site productivity evaluation, silvicultural treatments, and soil amendments need crucial soil information. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the physical, chemical and biological properties of forest soils and their implications on forest vegetation. Topics discussed include: major forest types of the world and their associated soils; forest biomass and nutrient dynamics; organic matter turnover and nutrient recycling; forest soil disturbance; forest soil and climate change; and forest soil management and silvicultural treatments.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Rocks, Minerals, and Soils

    Osman, Khan Towhid

    Pages 1-17

  • Physical Properties of Forest Soils

    Osman, Khan Towhid

    Pages 19-44

  • Chemical Properties of Forest Soils

    Osman, Khan Towhid

    Pages 45-61

  • Organic Matter of Forest Soils

    Osman, Khan Towhid

    Pages 63-76

  • Biological Properties of Forest Soils

    Osman, Khan Towhid

    Pages 77-95

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-02541-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-02540-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35196-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Forest Soils
Book Subtitle
Properties and Management
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-02541-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-02541-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-02540-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35196-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 217
Number of Illustrations and Tables
20 b/w illustrations, 66 illustrations in colour
Topics