Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Soils

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Innovative Methods

Editors: Piccolo, Alessandro (Ed.)

  • An exploration of an area hardly pursued because of limited understanding of the cycle of organic carbon in soils
  • A report of the techniques and methodologies used by the research groups during the four-year national Italian project (FISR-MESCOSAGR)
  • The results have been applied to develop an innovative model to predict and describe, both quantitatively and qualitatively, sequestered organic carbon compounds in the treated soils
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This compilation of techniques, methodologies and scientific data arises from a four-year Italian research project, which took place at university research stations in Turin, Piacenza, Naples and Potenza. Soil Organic Matter (SOM) represents an active and essential pool of the total organic carbon on the planet. Consequently, even small changes in this SOM carbon pool may have a significant impact on the concentration of atmospheric CO2. Recent new understanding of the chemical nature of SOM indicates that innovative and sustainable technologies may be applied to sequester carbon in agricultural soils. Overall results of the project have been applied to develop an innovative model for the prediction and description, both quantitatively and qualitatively, of carbon sequestration in agricultural soils. This book provides experts in different areas of soil science with a complete picture of the effects of new soil management methods and their potentials for practical application in farm management.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • The Nature of Soil Organic Matter and Innovative Soil Managements to Fight Global Changes and Maintain Agricultural Productivity

    Piccolo, Alessandro

    Pages 1-19

  • The Kyoto Protocol and European and Italian Regulations in Agriculture

    Savy, Davide (et al.)

    Pages 21-37

  • Field Plots and Crop Yields Under Innovative Methods of Carbon Sequestration in Soil

    Grignani, Carlo (et al.)

    Pages 39-60

  • Carbon Sequestration in Soils by Hydrophobic Protection and In Situ Catalyzed Photo-Polymerization of Soil Organic Matter (SOM): Chemical and Physical–Chemical Aspects of SOM in Field Plots

    Spaccini, Riccardo (et al.)

    Pages 61-105

  • The Stable Isotopes Approach to Study C and N Sequestration Processes in a Plant–Soil System

    Celano, Giuseppe (et al.)

    Pages 107-144

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Soils
Book Subtitle
A Multidisciplinary Approach to Innovative Methods
Editors
  • Alessandro Piccolo
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-23385-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-23385-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-23384-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42926-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 310
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