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Managing Soils and Terrestrial Systems

2nd Edition

Edited by Brian D. Fath

CRC Press

600 pages | 182 B/W Illus.

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Bringing together a wealth of knowledge, the Handbook of Environmental Management, Second Edition, gives a comprehensive overview of environmental problems, their sources, their assessment, and their solutions. Through in-depth entries, and a topical table of contents, readers will quickly find answers to questions about pollution and management issues. This six-volume set is a reimagining of the award-winning Encyclopedia of Environmental Management, published in 2013, and features insights from more than 500 contributors, all experts in their fields.

The experience, evidence, methods, and models used in studying environmental management is presented here in six stand-alone volumes, arranged along the major environmental systems.

Features of the new edition:

  • The first handbook that demonstrates the key processes and provisions for enhancing environmental management.
  • Addresses new and cutting -edge topics on ecosystem services, resilience, sustainability, food-energy-water nexus, socio-ecological systems and more.
  • Provides an excellent basic knowledge on environmental systems, explains how these systems function and offers strategies on how to best manage them.
  • Includes the most important problems and solutions facing environmental management today.

In this third volume, the general concepts and processes of the geosphere with its related soil and terrestrial systems are introduced. It explains how these systems function and provides strategies on how to best manage them. It serves as an excellent resource for finding basic knowledge on the geosphere systems, and includes important problems and solutions that environmental managers face today. This book practically demonstrates the key processes, methods, and models used in studying environmental management.

Table of Contents

Acid Sulfate Soils: Formation and Management. Agricultural Runoff. Agricultural Soils: Carbon and Nitrogen Biological Cycling. Agricultural Soils: Nitrous Oxide Emissions. Agricultural Soils: Phosphorus. Agricultural Water Quantity Management .Agriculture: Energy Use and Conservation. Agriculture: Organic. Agroforestry: Water Use Efficiency. Desertification. Desertification: Prevention and Restoration. Erosion. Erosion and Carbon Dioxide. Erosion and Global Change. Erosion and Precipitation. Erosion and Sediment Control: Vegetative Techniques. Erosion by Water: Accelerated. Erosion by Water: Amendment Techniques. Erosion by Water: Assessment and Control. Erosion by Water: Empirical Methods. Erosion by Water: Erosivity and Erodibility. Erosion by Water: Process-Based Modeling. Erosion by Water: Vegetative Control. Erosion by Wind: Climate Change. Erosion by Wind: Global Hot Spots. Erosion by Wind: Principles. Erosion by Wind: Source, Measurement, Prediction, and Control. Erosion by Wind-Driven Rain. Erosion Control: Soil Conservation. Erosion Control: Tillage and Residue Methods. Erosion: Accelerated. Erosion: History. Erosion: Irrigation-Induced. Erosion: Snowmelt. Erosion: Soil Quality. Farming: Non-Chemical and Pesticide-free (European Council Regulations [EED.Farming: Organic. Farming: Organic Pest Management. Integrated Farming Systems. Integrated Nutrient Management. Integrated Pest Management. Integrated Weed Management. Land Restoration. Manure Management: Compost and Biosolids. Manure Management: Dairy. Manure Management: Phosphorus. Manure Management: Poultry. Methane Emissions: Rice. Minerals Processing Residue (Tailings): Rehabilitation. Mines: Acidic Drainage Water. Mines: Rehabilitation of Open Cut. Organic Matter: Global Distribution in World Ecosystems. Organic Matter: Management. Organic Soil Amendments. Permafrost. Radioactivity. Rare Earth Elements. Salt-Affected Soils: Physical Properties and Behavior . Salt-Affected Soils: Plant Response. Salt-Affected Soils: Sustainable Agriculture. Sodic Soils: Irrigation Farming. Sodic Soils: Properties. Sodic Soils: Reclamation Soil Degradation. Soil Quality: Indicators Soil Rehabilitation. Sustainable Agriculture: Soil Quality. Tillage Erosion: Terrace Formation.

About the Editor

Brian D. Fath is a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Towson University (Maryland, USA) and Research Scholar within the Advanced Systems Analysis Program at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (Laxenburg, Austria). Prof. Fath has also taught courses on ecological networks and modeling in Portugal, China, Italy, Germany, Denmark, Croatia, France, Russia, and South Africa. He holds visiting faculty appointments at the School of Environment, Beijing Normal University and at the State Key Laboratory of Urban and Regional Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences both in Beijing, China. He was a Fulbright Distinguished Chair at Parthenope University of Naples, Italy in spring 2012 and recipient of the Prigogine Medal in 2016.

His research is in the area of systems ecology and network analysis applied to the sustainability and resilience of socio-ecological systems. Prof. Fath has published more than 140 research papers, reports, and book chapters. He co-authored three books and is also the Editor-in-Chief for the journal Ecological Modelling; Editor-in-Chief for Encyclopedia of Ecology (2nd edition, to be published 2018); Secretary General of the International Society for Ecological Modelling; co-Chair of the Ecosystem Dynamics Focus Research Group in the Community Surface Modeling Dynamics System; and, member and past Chair of Baltimore County Commission on Environmental

About the Series

Environmental Management Handbook, Second Edition, Six-Volume Set

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Environmental
NATURE / Ecology
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General