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Soils, Sustainability and Natural Heritage


Series: The Natural Heritage of Scotland Series Volume: 3

Edited By: AG Taylor, JE Gordon and MB Usher

316 pages, Col photos, figs, tabs

The Stationery Office (TSO)

Hardback | Dec 1996 | #48181 | ISBN: 0114952701
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About this book

Soil has often been neglected by nature conservationists, but this book demonstrates how important it is when considering the management of sites, protection of biodiversity and the enjoyment of the natural environment.


PART ONE THE NATURAL HERITAGE AND THE SOILS RESOURCE: Soils and Sustainability - A Natural Heritage Perspective, J E Gordon, N Gubbins, A G Taylor and A P McKirdy; The Soil Ecosystem and Sustainability, M B Usher; Soil Change in Scotland - The Legacy of Past Improvement Processes, D A Davidson and T C Smout; The Monitoring of Soil Properties, M F Billett; The Scottish Soil Resource - its Current Status and Future Priorities for its Management, S J Langan, E Paterson and A G Taylor; Posters: Bellow-ground Biodiversity - A Literature Review for the British Isles, particularly Scotland, R Moore, A R Anderson, D Ray, C Walker, D G Pyatt, H F Evans, C I Carter, N A Straw, D Wainhouse and T G Winter; Organic and Physical Components of Soil Quality, B C Ball, M V Cheshire and A G Robertson; The Soil Resource of Scotland, J S Bell, F T Dry, J H Gauld, G Hudson, A Lilly and W Towers. PART TWO POLLUTION AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE: Acid Deposition and Soils - A Perspective for Nature Conservation, S A Barcham; Climate Change, Soils and Sustainability, M D A Rounsevell, P Bullock and J Harris; Heavy Metals in Soils, I D Pulford; Sustainable Use of Sewage Sludge on Agricultural Land, M N Aitken; Posters: Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Soil Incorporation of Crop Residues, E M Baggs, R M Rees and K A Smith; Recycling of Sewage Sludge to Land, R Wolstenholme and B Davis; Restoration of Wet Heathland after Opencast Mining, D W Merrilees and G E D Tiley; Determination of Regeneration Times of Opencast Coal Spoil Planted with Alder, Using a Modelling Approach, R C Hood; Nitrate Leaching from Low and High Nitrogen Input Grassland Systems, P S Hooda, M Moynagh and I F Svoboda; Background Levels of Heavy Metals in Scottish Soils and the Implications for Recycling Sewage Sludge to Agricultural Land, W Towers and E Paterson. PART THREE SOILS AND LAND USE: Forestry, Soils and Sustainability, D C Malcolm and A J Moffat; One Approach to Sustainability in Agriculture: Applying Technology for the Benefit of Soils and the Natural Heritage, P H Pitkin and E J Tait; Soils and Sustainability - A Crofting View, M M Grantham; Soil Erosion and Sustainability, I C Grieve and J A Hipkin; Posters: The Impacts of Reindeer on Finnmark's Landscape, Northern Norway, R Evans; Soil Disturbance by Mechanical Scarification and Windthrow, E J F Cameron; Defining Biologically Sustainable Stocking Levels on Scottish Peatland: Shetland Case Study, R V Birnie; Catchment Water Quality in Relation to Land Use and Management Practices, P S Hooda, M Moynagh, I F Svoboda, H Anderson, M Thurlow and M Stewart; Application of Nitrogen Cycle Modelling to Land Use Policy Issues - Winter and Spring Cereal Cropping, A J A Vinten; A Snowmelt Generated Erosion Event in Fife, Scotland, R Wade. PART FOUR TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY: Points of Departure in Soil Protection Policy in the Netherlands, F A M de Haan; Towards a Strategy for the Sustainability of the Soil.

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