Progress in Soil Science

Soil Carbon

Editors: Hartemink, Alfred E., McSweeney, Kevin (Eds.)

  • Focuses on the novel and exciting aspects of the soil carbon research
  • Presents the latest research and findings on soil carbon
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About this book

Few topics cut across the soil science discipline wider than research on soil carbon. This book contains 48 chapters that focus on novel and exciting aspects of soil carbon research from all over the world. It includes review papers by global leaders in soil carbon research, and the book ends with a list and discussion of global soil carbon research priorities.

Chapters are loosely grouped in four sections:
§ Soil carbon in space and time
§ Soil carbon properties and processes
§ Soil use and carbon management
§ Soil carbon and the environment

A wide variety of topics is included: soil carbon modelling, measurement, monitoring, microbial dynamics, soil carbon management and 12 chapters focus on national or regional soil carbon stock assessments. The book provides up-to-date information for researchers interested in soil carbon in relation to climate change and to researchers that are interested in soil carbon for the maintenance of soil quality and fertility. Papers in this book were presented at the IUSS Global Soil C Conference that was held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.

About the authors

Alfred Hartemink is Professor of Soil Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Secretary General - International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS).

Kevin McSweeney is Professor of Pedology (Soil genesis, classification, mapping and land use, application to sustainable land management) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“It aims to present ‘the wide array of research that has been conducted on soil carbon in all parts of the world, and at all scales’. … This book is comprehensive and is relevant to researchers in different subject areas who wish to investigate the impact of soil carbon changes … .” (M. Dondini, European Journal of Soil Science, December, 2014)


Table of contents (48 chapters)

  • Challenges for Soil Organic Carbon Research

    McBratney, Alex B. (et al.)

    Pages 3-16

  • Micromorphology Techniques for Soil Organic Carbon Studies

    Poch, Rosa M. (et al.)

    Pages 17-26

  • Soils as Generators and Sinks of Inorganic Carbon in Geologic Time

    Monger, H. Curtis

    Pages 27-36

  • Organic Carbon as a Major Differentiation Criterion in Soil Classification Systems

    Michéli, Erika (et al.)

    Pages 37-43

  • Quantitatively Predicting Soil Carbon Across Landscapes

    Minasny, Budiman (et al.)

    Pages 45-57

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-04084-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-04083-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 21, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-37584-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Soil Carbon
Editors
  • Alfred E. Hartemink
  • Kevin McSweeney
Series Title
Progress in Soil Science
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-04084-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-04084-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-04083-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37584-7
Series ISSN
2352-4774
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 506
Number of Illustrations and Tables
47 b/w illustrations, 96 illustrations in colour
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