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Soil Processes and the Carbon Cycle

Edited by Rattan Lal, John M. Kimble, Ronald F. Follett, Bobby A. Stewart

Series Editor: Bobby A. Stewart

Contributors: E. Amezquita, Douglas L. Karlen, Hans-Wilhelm Scharpenseel, Denis A. Angers, C. A. Campbell, Benjamin Harold Ellert, E.G. Gregorich, B. D. Kay, William B. McGill, Charles Tarnocai, R. C. Izaurralde, Hugo H. Rogers, Morris Schnitzer, Claire Chenu, J. M. Oades, Carlos M. Monreal, John M. Kimble, Elissa R. Levine, D. J. Greenland, M. Nyborg, Anthony S. Donigian, Jr., N. G. Juma, Robert B. Grossman, Tim R. Moore, J. S. Kern, Chien-L. Ping, R.L. Malcolm, A. S. Patwardhan, Robert F. Grant, Ronald F. Follett, Keith H. Paustian, E. T. Elliott, Thomas O. Barnwell, Jr., M. M. Wander, Barbara Lacelle, M. A. Arshad, Roshan M. Bajracharya, Jeff A. Baldock, James G. Bockheim, Cynthia A. Cambardella, Carlos C. Cerri, R. J. Chandler, Zheng Qui Chen, R. V. Chinnaswamy, C. E. Clapp, Jener F.L. de Moraes, H. Dinel, Ronald F. Dodson, Wendy R. Eisner, Lynn R. Everett, Brigitte J. Feigl, Myles J. Fisher, J. R. Fortner, D. S. Gamble, Alexander Gennadiyev, S. A. Glaum, J. A. Golchin, D. H. Harms, K. G. Harrison, S. L. Hartung, Jeff E. Herrick, Frank L. Himes, D. C. Jans-Hammermeister, H. Henry Jansen, Julie D. Jastrow, K. Killian, D. S. Kimes, Eva-Maria Klimanek, Dmitri Ye Konyushkov, Martin Korschens, M. S. Kuzila, Dennis R. Linden, Elena Lioubimtseva, Wendy M. Loya, S. S. Malhi, Maurice J. Mausbach, Betty F. McQuaid, Jerry M. Melillo, Stanislow Mercik, Gary J. Michaelson, R. Michael Miller, M. Molina-Ayala, Christopher Neill, Gail L. Olson, Steve Pawluk, E. M. Pfeiffer, Marisa C. Piccolo, Cathy A. Seybold, E. D. Solberg, Paul A. Steudler, Wilma Trujillo, David P. Turner, D. A. Walker, Annett Weigel

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World soils contain about 1500 gigatons of organic carbon. This large carbon reserve can increase atmospheric concentrations of CO2 by soil misuse or mismanagement, or it can reverse the 'greenhouse' effect by judicious land use and proper soil management.

Soil Processes and the Carbon Cycle describes soil processes and their effects on the global carbon cycle while relating soil properties to soil quality and potential and actual carbon reserves in the soil. In addition, this book deals with modeling the carbon cycle in soil, and with methods of soil carbon determinations.

Table of Contents

Soil Processes and C Cycles

Pedospheric Processes and the Carbon Cycle, R. Lal, J. Kimble, and R. Follett

Carbon Pools in Different Biomes

Stocks and Dynamics of Soil Carbon Following Deforestation for Pasture in Rondônia, C. Neill, C. Cerri, J.M. Melillo, B.J. Feigl, P.A. Steudler, J.F.L. Moraes, and M.C. Piccolo

Spatial Patterns in Soil Organic Carbon Pool Size in the Northwestern United States, J.S. Kern, D.P. Turner, and R.F. Dodson

Organic Carbon in Deep Alluvium in Southeast Nebraska and Northeast Kansas, R.B. Grossman, D.H. Harms, M.S. Kuzila, S.A. Glaum, S.L. Hartung, and J.R. Fortner

Soil Carbon Dynamics in Canadian Agroecosystems, H.H. Janzen, C.A. Campbell, E.G. Gregorich, and B.H. Ellert

The Amount of Organic Carbon in Various Soil Orders and Ecological Provinces in Canada, D. Tarnocai

Canada's Soil Organic Carbon Database, B. Lacelle

Rate of Humus (Organic Carbon) Accumulation in Soils of Different Ecosystems, A. Gennadiyev

Land Use and Soil Management Effects on Soil Organic Carbon Dynamics on Alfisols in Western Nigeria, R. Lal

Arctic Paleoecology and Soil Processes: Developing New Perspectives for Understanding Global Change, W.R. Eisner

Soil Carbon Distribution in Nonacidic and Acidic Tundra of Arctic Alaska, J.G. Bockheim, D.A. Walker, and L.R. Everett

Characteristics of Soil Organic Matter in Arctic Ecosystems of Alaska, C.L. Ping, G.J. Michaelson, W.M. Loya, R.J. Chandler, and R.L. Malcolm

Soil Structure and Other Physical Processes for C Sequestration

Soil Structure and Organic Carbon: A Review, B.D. Kay

Dynamics of Soil Aggregation and C Sequestration, D.A. Angers and C. Chenu

Soil Aggregate Stabilization and Carbon Sequestration: Feedbacks Through Organo-Mineral Associations, J.D. Jastrow and R.M Miller

Impact of Variations in Granular Structures on C Sequestration in Two Alberta Mollisols, Z. Chen, S. Pawluk, and N.G. Juma

A Model Linking Organic Matter Decomposition, Chemistry, and Aggregate Dynamics, J.A. Golchin, J.A. Baldock, and J.M. Oades

Soil Organic Carbon Dynamics and Land Use in the Colombian Savannas: Aggregate Size Distribution, W. Trujillo, E. Amezquita, M.J. Fisher, and R. Lal

Soil Chemical Processes

Dissolved Organic Carbon: Sources, Sinks, and Fluxes and Role in the Soil Carbon Cycle, T.R. Moore

Geochemical History of Carbon on the Planet: Implications for Soil Carbon Studies, D.Ye. Konyushkov

Nitrogen, Sulfur, and Phosphorus and the Sequestering of Carbon, F.L. Himes

Soil Biological Properties

Management of Soil C by Manipulation of Microbial Metabolism: Daily vs. Pulsed C Additions, D.C. Jans-Hammermeister, W.B. McGill, and R.C. Izaurralde

Investigations to the Carbon and Nitrogen Dynamics of Different Long-Term Experiments by Means of Biological Soil Properties, A. Weigel, E.-M. Klimanek, M. Körschens, and St. Mercik

Effect of Corn and Soybean Residues on Earthworm Cast Carbon Content and Natural Abundance Isotope Signature, D.R. Linden and C.E. Clapp

Soil Erosion and C Dynamics

Soil Organic Carbon Distribution in Aggregates and Primary Particle Fractions as Influenced by Erosion Phases and Landscape Position, R.M. Bajracharya, R. Lal, and J.M. Kimble

Carbon Storage in Eroded Soils after Five Years of Reclamation Techniques, R.C. Izaurralde, M. Nyborg, E.D. Solberg, H.H Janzen, M.A. Arshad, S.S. Malhi, and M. Molina-Ayala

Soil Quality and C Sequestration

Quantification of Soil Quality, C.A. Seybold, M.J. Mausbach, D.L. Karlen, and H.H. Rogers

Relationships Between Soil Organic Carbon and Soil Quality in Cropped and Rangeland Soils: The Importance of Distribution, Composition, and Soil Biological Activity, J.E. Herrick and M.M. Wander

Soil Quality Indices of Piedmont Sites under Different Management Systems, B.F. McQuaid and G.L. Olson

Impact of Carbon Sequestration on Functional Indicators of Soil Quality as Influenced by Management in Sustainable Agriculture, C.M. Monreal, H. Dinel, M. Schnitzer, D.S. Gamble, and V.O. Biederbeck

Modeling C Dynamics

Modeling Soil Carbon in Relation to Management and Climate Change in Some Agroecosystems in Central North America, K. Paustian, E.T. Elliott, and K. Killian

Predicting Soil Carbon in Mollisols Using Neural Networks, E.R. Levine and D. Kimes

A Retrospective Modeling Assessment of Historical Changes in Soil Carbon and Impacts of Agricultural Development in Central USA, 1900 to 1990, A.S. Patwardhan, A.S. Donigian, Jr., R.V. Chinnaswamy, and T.O. Barnwell

Modeling Soil Carbon and Agicultural Practices in the Central U.S.: An Update of Preliminary Study Results, A.S. Donigian, A.S. Patwardhan, R.V. Chinnaswamy, and T.O. Barnwell

Experimental Verification of Simulated Soil Organic Matter Pools, C.A. Cambardella

Modeling Tillage and Surface Residue Effects on C Storage under Ambient vs. Elevated CO2 and Temperature in Ecosys, R.F. Grant, R.C. Izaurralde, M. Nyborg, S.S. Malhi, E.D. Solberg, and D.J. Hammermeister

Methods of SOC Determination

Using Bulk Radiocarbon Measurements to Estimate Soil Organic Matter Turnover Times, K.G. Harrison

Impacts of Climatic Change on Carbon Storage Variations in African and Asian Deserts, E. Lioubimtseva

Carbon Turnover in Different Climates and Environments, H.W. Scharpenseel and E.M. Pfeiffer

Impact of Climate on C Dynamics

Carbon Sequestration in Soil: Knowledge Gaps Indicated by the Symposium Presentations, D.J. Greenland

Knowledge Gaps and Researchable Priorities, R. Lal, J. Kimble, and R. Follett


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Advances in Soil Science

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SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General