Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Ecosystems

Authors: Lorenz, Klaus, Lal, Rattan

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  • Describes both SIC and SOC sequestration in different agroecosystems, and how various processes can be enhanced to maintain and increase soil C stocks
    Focuses on scientific understanding of SIC and SOC sequestration in agroecosystems
    Provides an outlook at the importance of soils of agroecosystems for climate change policy

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A comprehensive book on basic processes of soil C dynamics and the underlying factors and causes which determine the technical and economic potential of soil C sequestration. The book provides information on the dynamics of both inorganic (lithogenic and pedogenic carbonates) and organic C (labile, intermediate and passive). It describes different types of agroecosystems, and lists questions at the end of each chapter to stimulate thinking and promote academic dialogue. Each chapter has a bibliography containing up-to-date references on the current research, and provides the state-of-the-knowledge while also identifying the knowledge gaps for future research. The critical need for restoring C stocks in world soils is discussed in terms of provisioning of essential ecosystem services (food security, carbon sequestration, water quality and renewability, and biodiversity). It is of interest to students, scientists, and policy makers.

About the authors

Klaus Lorenz is agricultural scientist with a research focus on understanding and managing soil inorganic and organic carbon sequestration processes for climate change adaptation and mitigation and for advancing food security.Rattan Lal is soil physicist and world-renowned leader in terrestrial carbon sequestration research and management for meeting increasing demands for food, feed, fuel and fiber, adaptation and mitigation climate change, and improving soil health.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Agricultural Land Use and the Global Carbon Cycle

    Lorenz, Klaus (et al.)

    Pages 1-37

  • Soil Carbon Stock

    Lorenz, Klaus (et al.)

    Pages 39-136

  • Carbon Sequestration in Cropland Soils

    Lorenz, Klaus (et al.)

    Pages 137-173

  • Carbon Sequestration in Grassland Soils

    Lorenz, Klaus (et al.)

    Pages 175-209

  • Carbon Sequestration in Wetland Soils

    Lorenz, Klaus (et al.)

    Pages 211-234

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eBook $149.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-92318-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-92317-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Carbon Sequestration in Agricultural Ecosystems
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-92318-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-92318-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-92317-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 392
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
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