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Global Climate Change and Cold Regions Ecosystems

1st Edition

Edited by John M. Kimble

CRC Press

280 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

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.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Meteorology & Climatology
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General