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Methods for Assessment of Soil Degradation

Series: Advances in Soil Science (CRC Press) Volume: 9

Edited By: Rattan Lal, WH Blum, C Valentin and BA Stewart

558 pages, Figs, tabs

CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 1997 | #68355 | ISBN: 084937443X
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About this book

This book standardizes the methodology for obtaining reliable and objective data on soil degradation by different processes. It also identifies and develops criteria to assess the severity of soil degradation.


Contents

INTRODUCTIONBasic Concepts (Degradation, Resilience, Rehabilitation), R. Lal, W.H. Blum, C. Valentin, and B.A. StewartSOIL DEGRADATION PROCESSESSoil Erosion ProcessesWater Erosion, J. Laflen and E. RooseWind Erosion, E. SkidmoreErosion Modeling, C. Rose and G. McTainshPhysical DegradationSoil Structure, D. Gabriels and R. HornCrusting, C. ValentinHard Setting, C. MullinsSoil Compaction, I. Hakansson and W. VoorheesChemical DegradationSoil Organic Matter and Nutrient Depletion, E. PaulAcidification, M. SumnerSalt Buildup, I. SzabolcsSodic Soils, P. RengasamySoil Pollution and Contamination, T.J. Logan and B.R. SinghAcid Sulphate Soil, D. Dent and M.E.F. Van MensvoortMineland Degradation, W. Dick et al.Biological DegradationSoil Organic Matter and Biomass Carbon, J. BerthelinDYNAMICS AND MAPPINGLong-Term Characterization: Monitoring and Modeling, J. BoumaScaling and Extrapolation, L.T. WestRemote Sensing and GIS, G.W. PetersenMapping Soil Degradation at Different Scales, M.R. Hoosbeek et al.Revisiting GLASOD Methodology, R. OldemanSociological Approach, H.E. DregneIMPACT OF SOIL DEGRADATIONAgronomic, R. LalEconomic, J. Sanders and D. SouthgateEconomic Impact of Soil Erosion, P. CrossonGreenhouse Effect, R. Lal and C. ValentinWater Quality, G.M. Pierzynski and J.K. KoellikerCONCLUSIONSHolistic Approach to Combat Soil Degradation, C. Valentin and R. LalResearch and Development Priorities, R. Lal, W.H. Blum, C. Valentin, and B.A. StewartINDEX

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