Global Climate Change and Cold Regions Ecosystems provides information on soil processes and the carbon cycle in cold ecoregions as well as the soil carbon pool and its fluxes in the soils of cold ecoregions. Filling a void in this area of soil science, this resource explains soil processes influencing C dynamics under natural and disturbed ecosystems.
The soils of the cold region ecosystems serve as a net sink of atmospheric C. However, an increase in global temperature could render them a net source. In the event of global warming, the cold regions ecosystems-arctic, sub-arctic, alpine, Antarctic, boreal forests, and peatlands-will undergo radical changes. Potential environmental change could drastically increase the active soil layer and influence the large C pool found in them.
Topics include: soil C pools in different cold ecoregions, the impact of natural and anthropogenic disturbances on the soil C pool, the method of assessment of C and other properties of soils of the cold regions ecosytems while focusing on the fate of C in permafrost soils. Global Climate Change and Cold Regions Ecosystems covers the current and possible future effects of the cold ecoregions soil C pool on the global carbon pool.
Soil C Pools of Different Ecoregions
Soil C Pool and Dynamics in Cold Ecoregions
Bioavailability of Soil Organic Matter in Tundra Soils
Carbon Pool in Tundra Soils of Russia: Improving Data Reliability
Carbon Pools in Antarctica and Their Significance for Global Climate Change
Carbon and Nitrogen Storage in Upland Boreal Forests
Carbon Pool in Soils of Arctic, Subarctic and Boreal Regions of Canada
Natural and Anthropogenic Disturbance
Simulated Carbon Dynamics in the Boreal Forest of Central Canada Under Uniform and Random Disturbance Regimes
Soil and Crop Management Impact on SOC and Physical Properties of Soils in Northern Sweden
Impact of Potential Global Warming on Soil Erosion and Water Quality of Some Cryosols
The Soil Organic Carbon Dynamics in High Latitudes of Eurasia Using 14C Data and the Impact of Potential Climate Change
Influence of Overgrazing by Reindeer on Soil Organic Matter and Soil Microclimate of Well-Drained Soils in the Finnish Subarctic
An Approximation of the Organic Carbon Content of Soils of Alaska's Arctic Tundra
Carbon Storage and Accumulation Rates in Alpine Soils: Evidence From Holocene Chronosequences
Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Soil Moisture and Depth of Thaw at Proximal Acidic and Non-Acidic Tundra Sites, North-Central Alaska, USA
Areal Evaluation of Organic Carbon Pools in Cryic or Colder Soils of China
Temperature and Thermal Properties of Alaska Soils
Recommendations and Conclusions
The Fate of C in Soils of the Cold Ecoregions.