Soil Biology

Soil Health and Climate Change

Editors: Singh, Bhupinder Pal, Cowie, Annette L., Chan, K. Yin (Eds.)

  • With contributions from internationally-renowned experts
  • A valuable source of information for students and researchers in soil, plant and environmental sciences as well as policy makers involved in natural resource management and agriculture
  • Presents the latest results in the field of soil quality in view of the climate change
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About this book

Soil Health and Climate Change” presents a comprehensive overview of the concept of soil health, including the significance of key soil attributes and management of soil health in conventional and emerging land use systems in the context of climate change.

Starting with a review of the physical, chemical and biological indicators of soil health and their significance for monitoring the impacts of climate change, this book then focuses on describing the role of soil structure, pH, organic matter, nitrogen, respiration and biota in sustaining the basic functions of soil ecosystems, and their anticipated responses to climate change. Further topics include the management of cropping, pastoral, and forestry systems, and rehabilitated mine sites, with a focus on mitigation of and adaptation to climate change impacts. Finally, the opportunities and potential risks of organic farming, biochar and bioenergy systems, and their ability to sustain and even enhance soil health, are discussed.

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From the reviews:

“The book serves as an excellent introduction and review of the literature on how a changing climate may affect soil health and provides suggestions for future research. As such, it will be invaluable to advanced students looking for an accessible overview of an expanding area of literature. It will also be useful to scientists and policy makers seeking an introduction or update on the state of current knowledge surrounding this important area of research. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals.” (J. R. Reeve, Choice, Vol. 49 (6), February, 2012)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Soil Health and Climate Change: An Overview

    Lal, Rattan

    Pages 3-24

  • Soil Health Indicators Under Climate Change: A Review of Current Knowledge

    Allen, Diane E. (et al.)

    Pages 25-45

  • Climate Change on Soil Structure and Soil Health: Impacts and Adaptation

    Chan, Kwong Yin

    Pages 49-67

  • Soil pH, Soil Health and Climate Change

    Rengel, Zdenko

    Pages 69-85

  • Soil Organic Matter, Soil Health and Climate Change

    Dalal, Ram C. (et al.)

    Pages 87-106

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eBook $219.00
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Hardcover $279.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-20255-1
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-27104-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Soil Health and Climate Change
Editors
  • Bhupinder Pal Singh
  • Annette L. Cowie
  • K. Yin Chan
Series Title
Soil Biology
Series Volume
29
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-20256-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-20256-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-20255-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-27104-5
Series ISSN
1613-3382
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 406
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