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Sustaining Soil Productivity in Response to Global Climate Change

By: Thomas J Sauer, John Norman and Mannava VK Sivakumar

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Oct 2011 | #191255 | ISBN-13: 9780470958575
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Sustaning Soil Productivity in Response to Global Climate Change is a two-part text bringing together the latest research in soil science and climatology and the ethical, political and social issues surrounding the stewardship of this vital resource. Chapters include scientific studies on microbial function, maintaining fertility, and the effects of greenhouse gas emissions, as well as ethical issues ranging from allocation of land use to policies needed for conservation. Based on topics presented by speakers at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's conference, this text is internationally contributed to by experts in the field.


Foreward Sally Collins Introduction Thomas J. Sauer, John M. Norman, and Mannava V. K. Sivakumar Chapter 1, Science, Ethics, and the Historical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis - Was White Right? Thomas J. Sauer and Michael P. Nelson Chapter 2, Intellectual Inertia: An Uneasy Tension between Collective Validation of the Known and Encouraging Exploration of the Unknown John M. Norman Chapter 3, The Ethics of Soil: Stewardship, Motivation and Moral Framing Paul B. Thompson Chapter 4, Aldo Leopold and the Land Ethic: An Argument for Sustaining Soils Susan L. Flader Chapter 5, Rural Response to Climate Change in Poor Countries: Ethics, Policies and Scientific Support Systems in their Agricultural Environment C.J. (Kees) Stigter Chapter 6, Soil and Human Health Eiliv Steinnes Chapter 7, Agroecological Approaches to Help ‘Climate-Proof' Agriculture While Raising Productivity in the 21st Century Norman Uphoff Chapter 8, Ecological Integrity and Biological Integrity: The Right To Food Laura Westra Chapter 9, Soil Ecosystem Services: Sustaining Returns on Investment into Natural Capital Brent E. Clothier, Alistair J. Hall, Markus Deurer, Steven R. Green, and Alec D. Mackay Chapter 10, Climate and Land Degradation Mannava V.K. Sivakumar Chapter 11, The Role of Soils and Biogeochemistry in the Climate and Earth System Elisabeth A. Holland Chapter 12, Net Agricultural Greenhouse Gases: Mitigation Strategies and Implications Claudia Wagner-Riddle and Alfons Weersink Chapter 13, Overview on Response of Global Soil Carbon Pools to Climate and Land Use Changes Thomas Eglin, Philippe Ciais, Shi Long Piao, Pierre Barre, Valentin Bellassen, Patricia Cadule, Claire Chenu, Thomas Gasser, Markus Reichstein, and Pete Smith Chapter 14, Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Microbial Function in Soil - The Effect of Elevated CO2 Concentration Paolo Nannipieri Chapter 15, Impacts of Climate Change on Forest Soil Carbon: Uncertainties and Lessons From Afforestation Case Studies Philip J. Polglase and Keryn I. Paul Chapter 16, The Effect of Forest Management on Soil Organic Carbon Giustino Tonon, Silvia Dezi, Maurizio Ventura, Francesca Scandellari

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