Recarbonization of the Biosphere

Ecosystems and the Global Carbon Cycle

Editors: Lal, R., Lorenz, K., Hüttl, R.F., Schneider, B.U., von Braun, J. (Eds.)

  • Nobel laureates and renowned experts deliberate on the possibilities of managing the Earth-Human System for slowing-down atmospheric increases in carbon dioxide and for recarbonization of the biosphere
  • The comparison of ecosystems and their role in the global carbon helps the reader in identifying challenges and opportunities to prioritize C sinks for managing recarbonization
  • Includes interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches for redistribution of C among biospheric C pools
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Human activities are significantly modifying the natural global carbon (C) cycles, and concomitantly influence climate, ecosystems, and state and function of the Earth system. Ever increasing amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) are added to the atmosphere by fossil fuel combustion but the biosphere is a potential C sink. Thus, a comprehensive understanding of C cycling in the biosphere is crucial for identifying and managing biospheric C sinks. Ecosystems with large C stocks which must be protected and sustainably managed are wetlands, peatlands, tropical rainforests, tropical savannas, grasslands, degraded/desertified lands, agricultural lands, and urban lands. However, land-based sinks require long-term management and a protection strategy because C stocks grow with a progressive improvement in ecosystem health.

Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Terrestrial Biosphere as a Source and Sink of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

    Lal, Rattan (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Climate Change Mitigation by Managing the Terrestrial Biosphere

    Lal, Rattan

    Pages 17-39

  • Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate in the Anthropocene

    Lorenz, K. (et al.)

    Pages 41-58

  • Historic Changes in Terrestrial Carbon Storage

    Houghton, R. A.

    Pages 59-82

  • Soil Erosion and Soil Organic Carbon Storage on the Chinese Loess Plateau

    Dahlke, Ch. (et al.)

    Pages 83-98

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eBook $189.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Recarbonization of the Biosphere
Book Subtitle
Ecosystems and the Global Carbon Cycle
Editors
  • Rattan Lal
  • Klaus Lorenz
  • Reinhard F. Hüttl
  • Bernd Uwe Schneider
  • Joachim von Braun
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4159-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4159-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4158-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9907-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 560
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