Ecosystem Services and Carbon Sequestration in the Biosphere

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

  • Renowned experts deliberate on the possible effects of recarbonization of the biosphere on ecosystem services and human wellbeing
  • The comparison of ecosystem services and their interaction with carbon sequestration in the biosphere helps the reader in identifying challenges and opportunities to incentivize payments for ecosystem services
  • Includes interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches for minimizing risks for ecosystem services by a recarbonized biosphere
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Ecological functions and human wellbeing depend on ecosystem services. Among the ecosystem services are provisional (food, feed, fuel, fiber), regulating (carbon sequestration, waste recycling, water cleansing), cultural (aesthetic, recreational, spiritual), and supporting services (soil formation, photosynthesis, nutrient cycling). Many relationships of various degree exist among ecosystem services. Thus, land use and soil management to enhance biospheric carbon sinks for carbon sequestration requires a comprehensive understanding on the effects on ecosystem services. Payments for ecosystem services including carbon pricing must address the relationship between carbon sequestration and ecosystem services to minimize risks of overshoot, and promote sustainable use of land-based carbon sinks for human wellbeing.

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“This 19-chapter volume … presents the issues, facts, societal challenges, and potential solutions in stimulating the strengths of carbon sequestration in different ecosystems worldwide. … Valuable for students, researchers in global change science, policy makers, and carbon management practitioners. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.” (J. Chen, Choice, Vol. 51 (7), March, 2014)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Societal Dependence on Soil’s Ecosystem Services

    Lal, Rattan (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Soils and Ecosystem Services

    Lal, Rattan

    Pages 11-38

  • Ecosystem Carbon Sequestration

    Lorenz, Klaus

    Pages 39-62

  • Food Security Through Better Soil Carbon Management

    Goulding, Keith (et al.)

    Pages 63-78

  • Soil Carbon and Water Security

    Feger, Karl-Heinz (et al.)

    Pages 79-99

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eBook $159.00
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-6454-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover n/a
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8302-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecosystem Services and Carbon Sequestration in the Biosphere
Editors
  • Rattan Lal
  • Klaus Lorenz
  • Reinhard F. Hüttl
  • Bernd Uwe Schneider
  • Joachim von Braun
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6455-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6455-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6454-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8302-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 464
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