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Climate Change and Global Food Security

Series: Books in Soils, Plants, and the Environment Series Volume: 109

Edited By: Rattan Lal, Norman Uphoff, Bobby A Stewart and David O Hansen

800 pages, no illustrations

CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 2005 | #152873 | ISBN: 0824725360
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Books like this show the scale of the challenge if we are to feed the growing world population without despoiling and polluting the environment further.

From the publisher's announcement:

In order to feed their burgeoning populations, developing nations will need to double cereal production by the year 2050. This increase will have to come from existing land, as little potential exists for bringing new land under cultivation -- a daunting prospect when one realizes that increased use and significantly higher concentrations of carbon dioxide have led to a severe depletion of the carbon pool in the world's soils. This is especially telling in developing countries where tropical climates further compromise the soil's ability to recover.

In Climate Change and Global Food Security, bestselling editor Rattan Lal heads up a team of the world's top soil scientists and ecologists to document the history of this impending agricultural crisis and explore possible solutions.


PREFACECONTRIBUTORSGLOBAL FOOD SECURITYReducing World Hunger in Tropical Africa while Coping with Climate Change, P.A. SanchezWorld Food Security: Perspectives, Past, Present, and Future, D.J. GreenlandChanging Times and Directions, R.D. Havener, C.R. Dowswell, and N.E. BorlaugGreenhouse Gases and Food Security in Low-Income Countries, R. Darwin, S. Rosen, and S. ShapouriClimate Change, Soil Carbon Dynamics, and Global Food Security, R. LalCLIMATE CHANGE AND NET PRIMARY PRODUCTIVITYClimate Change Effects on the Water Supply in Some Major River Basins, R.S. Muttiah and R.A. WurbsClimate Change and Terrestrial Ecosystem Productivity, W.M. Post and A.W. KingThe Changing Role of Forests in the Global Carbon Cycle: Responding to Elevated Carbon Dioxide in the Atmosphere, E.H. Delucia, D. J. Moore, J.G. Hamilton, R.B. Thomas, C.J. Singer, and R.J. NorbyImpact of Climate Change on Soil Organic Matter Status in Cattle Pasture in Western Brazilian Amazon, C. C. Cerri, M. Bernoix, C.E.P. Cerri, and K. PaustianCLIMATE CHANGE AND AGRONOMIC PRODUCTIONClimate Change, Agriculture, and Sustainability, C. Rosenzweig and D. HillelAssessing the Consequences of Climate Change for Food Security: A View from the IPCCW, EasterlingClimate Change and Tropical Agriculture: Implications for Social Vulnerability and Food Security, H. EakinEffects of Global Climate Change on Agricultural Pests: Possible Impacts and Dynamics at Population, Species-Interaction And Community Levels, A. Joern, J. D. Logan, and W. WolesenskyFood Security and Production in Dryland Regions, B.A. StewartClimate Change and Crop Production: Challenges to Modeling Future Scenarios, E.S. Takle and Z. PanSOIL CARBON DYNAMICS AND FARMING/CROPPING SYSTEMSSoil Carbon Sequestration: Understanding and Predicting Responses to Soil Climate and Management, J. Jones, V. Walen, M. Doubmia, and A.J. GijsmanReducing Greenhouse Warming Potential by Carbon Sequestration in Soils: Opportunities, Limits and Tradeoffs, J. DuxburyManagement Practices and Carbon Losses via Sediment and Subsurface Flow, L.B. Owens and M.J. ShipitaloMeasuring and Monitoring Soil Carbon Sequestration at the Project Level, R.C. IzaurraldeDynamics of Carbon Sequestration in Various Agroclimatic Zones of Uganda, M. M. Tenywa, M. Mwanjalolo, M.K. Magunda, R. Lal, and G. TaulyaSoil Carbon Sequestration in Dryland Farming Systems, P. Koohafhan, A. Rey and J. Antoine.More Food, Less Poverty? The Potential Role of Carbon Sequestration in Smallholder Farming Systems in Senegal, P. TschakertHillside Agriculture and Food Security in Mexico: Advances in the Sustainable Hillside Management Project, J.I. Cort?s, A. Turrent, P. D?az, L. Jim?nez, E. Hern?ndez, and R. MendozaSoil Organic Carbon, Quality Index and Soil Fertility in Hillside Agriculture, J.D. Etchevers, M.A. Vergara, M.M. Acosta, C.M. Monreal, and L. Jim?nezTerrestrial Carbon Sequestration in Zambia, R.B. Dadson, J. Joshi, F.M. Hashe

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