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1st Edition

Edited by Juan José Ibáñez, James G. Bockheim

CRC Press

256 pages | 1 Color Illus. | 44 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781466582774
pub: 2013-04-08
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Soil diversity (pedodiversity) is part of our natural and cultural heritage. The preservation of the pedosphere is essential for the protection of the biosphere and the Earth’s systems, the regulation of climate, and for world food security. In this book, reputed international experts discuss the state of the art of pedodiversity analysis—analyzing the relationships among biodiversity, pedodiversity, landform diversity, lithodiversity, and land use diversity. The first of its kind, the book is intended to be a combined handbook, historical account of pedodiversity research, and essay on its future challenges.

Table of Contents

Pedodiversity: State of the Art and Future Challenges

Measuring Diversity of Environmental Systems

Nonlinear Dynamics, Divergent Evolution and Pedodiversity

Fractals and Multifractals in Pedodiversity and Biodiversity Analyses

Pedodiversity and Landscape Ecology

Pedodiversity and Landforms

Repercussion of Anthropogenic Landscape Changes on Pedodiversity and Preservation of the Pedological Heritage

Soil Endemism and its Importance to Taxonomic Pedodiversity

Pedodiversity Studies in China

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Ecology
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General