About this book
Presents data on carbon pool fluxes from case studies in 12 countries in tropical regions, with chapters on: Characteristics of tropical ecosystems; Soil and biotic carbon pools; Impacts of land use and soil management; Slash-and-burn practices; and Crop residue and fertility management. Adds to the understanding of pedospheric processes in tropical ecosystems and how to better use soils as a sink for carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases.
Carbon Pool in Tropical EcosystemsTropical Ecosystems and the Global Carbon C Cycle, R. Lal and J. KimbleCarbon Stocks in the Brazilian Amazon, C. Cerri, M. Bernoux, D. Arrouays, B.J. Feigl, and M.C. PiccoloCarbon Pools in Forest Ecosystems of Australia and Oceania, P.K. Khanna, P. Snowden, and J. BauhusOrganic Carbon Stock in Soils of India, M. Velayutham, D.K. Pal, and T. BhattscharyaLand Use and Carbon Pool in Soils of AfricaSlash and Burn Effects on Carbon Stocks in the Humid Tropics, P.L. Woomer, C.A. Palm, J. Alegre, C. Castilla, D.G. Cordeiro, K. Hairiah, J. Kotto-Same, A. Moukam, A. Reise, V. Rodrigues, and M. van NoordwijkCrop Residue and Fertilizer Management to Improve Soil Organic Carbon Content, Soil Quality and Productivity in the Desert Margins of West Africa, A. Bationo, S.P. Wani, C.L. Bielders, P.L.G. Vlek, and A.U. MokwunyeRestorative Effects of Mucuna Utilis on Soil Organic C Pool of a Severely Eroded Alfisol in Western Nigeria, R. LalLand Use and Cropping Systems Effects on Restoring Soil Carbon Pool of Degraded Alfisols in Western Nigeria, R. LalLand Use and Carbon Pool in Soils of Tropical AmericaImpact of Conversion of Brazilian Cerrados to Cropland and Pastureland on Soil Carbon Pool and Dynamics, D.V.S. Resck, C.A. Vasconcelloos, L. Vilela, and C.M. MacedoSoil Carbon Accumulation or Loss Following Deforestation for Pasture in the Brazilian Amazon, C. Neill and E.A. DavidsonThe Potential and Dynamics of Carbon Sequestration in Traditional and Modified Fallow Systems of the Eastern Amazon Region, Brazil, M. Denich, M. Kanashiro, and P.L.G. VlekGreenhouse Gas Emissions From Land-Use Change in Brazil's Amazon Region, P.M. FearnsideLand Use Impact on Carbon Dynamics in Soils of the Arid and Semi-Arid Tropics, B.A. Stewart and C.A. RobinsonLand Use and Carbon Pool in Soils of Asia and the PacificImpact of Land Use and Management Practices on Organic Carbon Dynamics in Soils of India, A. Swarup, M.C. Manna, and G.B. SinghSoil Organic Matter Dynamics and Carbon Sequestration in Australian Tropical Soils, R.C. Dalal and J.O. CarterBasic Soil Processes and Carbon DynamicsSoil Aggregation and C Sequestration, R. LalMonitoring and PredictionMethods of Analysis for Soil Carbon: An Overview, H.H. Cheng and J. KimbleModeling Soil Carbon Dynamics in Tropical Ecosystems, P. Smith, P. Falloon, K. Coleman, J. Smith, M. Piccolo, C. Cerri, M. Bernoux, D. Jenkinson, J .Ingram, J. Szab , and L. P sztorEvaluating Tropical Soil Properties with Pedon Data, Satellite Imagery, and Neural Networks, E. Levine, D. Kimes, S. Fifer, and R. NelsonGeographic Assessment of Carbon Stored in Amazonian Terrestrial Ecosystems and Their Soils in Particular, W.G. Sombroek, P.M. Fearnside, and M. CravoCarbon Dioxide Measurements in the Nocturnal Boundary Layer over Amazonian Tropical Forest, G. Fisch, A.D. Culf, Y. Malhi, C.A. Nobre, and A.D. NobreAtmospheric CO2 Fluxes and Soil Respiration Measurements over