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Springer Earth System Sciences

Carbon Cycle in the Changing Arid Land of China

Yanqi Basin and Bosten Lake

Editors: Wang, X., Yu, Z., Wang, J., Zhang, J. (Eds.)

  • Presents integrative analyses of organic carbon and carbonate in soil and sediment in a typical arid area of China
  • Demonstrates the significant role of carbonate in the area’s carbon sequestration
  • Uses a stable carbon isotope to quantify different carbon sources
  • Features comprehensive analyses of carbon accumulation in response to changes in climate and land use
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This book integrates the analyses of organic carbon and carbonate accumulation in soil and lake sediment in a typical arid region of China that has experienced significant climate and land-use changes.

It demonstrates that carbonate accumulation greatly exceeds organic carbon in both soil and sediment. It also shows that intensive cropping with sound land management in the arid land not only increases soil organic carbon stock, but also enhances accumulation of soil carbonate, particularly in subsoils. Carbon accumulation in the lake sediment increased between 1950 and 2000, after which it declined, and the authors explore how human activity and climate change may have caused the changes in carbon burial in the lake sediment.

This book is of interest to researchers in a number of fields such as soil science, limnology and global change, as well as to the policy-makers.

About the authors

Dr. Xiujun Wang is a professor and chief scientist at the College of Global Change and Earth System Science, Beijing Normal University. She earned a Ph. D. in soil biochemistry (Melbourne University) and  Ph. D. in ocean biogeochemistry (University of Tasmania). She was a principal investigator for  NASA carbon projects at the University of Maryland during 2005-2013. Her research focuses on the carbon cycle in soils and sediments of north China. Her main accomplishments include the assessment of accumulation rate of carbonate in north China’s cropland. She was the president of Biogeoscience Section, Asia-Oceania Geosciences Society during 2014-2016.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • The Carbon Cycle in Yanqi Basin and Bosten Lake: Introduction

    Wang, Xiujun (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • Introduction of the Yanqi Basin and Bosten Lake

    Tian, Changyan (et al.)

    Pages 5-17

  • Climate Change Over the Past 50 Years in the Yanqi Basin

    Jiang, Fengqing (et al.)

    Pages 19-40

  • Characteristics of Soil Organic Matter and Carbon and Nitrogen Contents in Crops/Plants: Land Use Impacts

    Zhang, Juan (et al.)

    Pages 41-53

  • Dynamics of Soil CO2 and CO2 Efflux in Arid Soil

    Wang, Junyi (et al.)

    Pages 55-68

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-7022-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-10-7021-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Carbon Cycle in the Changing Arid Land of China
Book Subtitle
Yanqi Basin and Bosten Lake
Editors
  • Xiujun Wang
  • Zhitong Yu
  • Jiaping Wang
  • Juan Zhang
Series Title
Springer Earth System Sciences
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-7022-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-7022-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-7021-1
Series ISSN
2197-9596
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 141
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