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Soils and Global Change

1st Edition

By John M. Kimble, Elissa R. Levine, B.A. Stewart

CRC Press

464 pages

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The pedosphere - the thin mantel of soil on the earth's surface - plays a potentially crucial role in climate and climate change . The carbon storage of soils is the second largest in the biosphere, making the dynamics of soil organic carbon an important issue that must be understood if we are to fully comprehend global change.

This new book examines the importance of soils and their relationship to global change, specifically to the greenhouse effect. Soils and Global Change presents a state-of-the-art compendium of our present knowledge of soils. This up-to-date information source enables readers to delve into the literature about soils and climate change and examine soils in both natural and managed environments.

Table of Contents

World Soils and Greenhouse Effect: An Overview, R. Lal, J. Kimble, E. Levine, C. Whitman

Global Carbon and Nitrogen Reserves

An Overview of the Carbon Cycle, W.H. Schlesinger

Global Soil Carbon Resources, H. Eswaran, E. Van den Berg, P. Reich, and J. Kimble

Changes in the Storage of Terrestrial Carbon Since 1850, R.A. Houghton

Carbon Storage in Landfills, J. Bogner and K. Spokas

Areal Evaluation of Organic and Carbonate Carbon in a Desert Area of Southern New Mexico, R.B. Grossman, R.J. Ahrens, L.H. Gile, C.E. Montoya, and O.A. Chadwick

Carbon Storage in Tidal Marsh Soils, M.C. Rabenhorst

Spatial Modeling Using Partially Saptial Data, R.B. Jackson IV, A.L. Rowell, and K.B. Weinrich

Soil Processes and Gaseous Emissions

Effect of Global Change on Carbon Storage in Cold Soils, W.C. Oechel and G.L. Vourlitis

Global Soil Erosion by Water and Carbon Dynamics, R. Lal

Gaseous Emissions from Agro-Ecosystems in India, I.P. Abrol

Methane Emission from Canadian Peatlands, T.R. Moore and N.T. Roulet

Decomposition of Organic Matter and Carbon Emissions from Soils, D.W. Anderson

Factors Affecting Gaseous Emissions

CO2 and CO Flux

Impact of Fall Tillage on Short-Term Carbon Dioxide Flux, D.C Reicosky and M.J. Lindstrom

Organic Matter Inputs and Methane Emissions from Soils in Major Rice Growing Regions of China, J.S. Kern, D. Bachelet, and M. Toig

Soil CO2 Flux in Response to Elevated Atmospheric CO2 and Nitrogen Fertilization: Patterns and Methods, J.M. Vose, K.J. Elliott, and D.W. Johnson

Soils Respiration and Carbon Dynamics in Parallel Native and Cultivated Ecosystems, G.A. Buyanovsky, and G.H. Wagner


Biosphere-Atmosphere Exchange of Gaseous N Oxides, G.L. Hutchinson

Nitrous Oxide Flux from Thawing Soils in Alberta, J.W. Laidlaw, M. Nyborg, and R.C. Izaurralde

CH4 Flux

Methane production in Mississippi Deltaic Plain Wetland Soils As a Function of Soil Redox Species, C.R. Crozier, R.D. DeLaune, and W.H. Patrick, Jr.

Monitoring and Assessment

Soil Survey and GIS

Role of Soil Survey in Obtaining a Global Carbon Budget, R.W. Arnold

Methods to Assess Soil Carbon Using Remote Sensing Techniques, C.J. Merry and E.R. Levine

Preparing a Soil Carbon Inventory for the United States using Geographic Information Systems, N.B. Bliss, S.W. Waltman, and G.W. Peterson

Analytical Techniques

Establishing the Pool Sizes and Fluxes in CO2 Emissions from Soil Organic Matter Turnover, E.A. Paul, W.R. Horwath, D. Harris, R. Follett, S.W. Leavitt, B.A. Kimball, and K. Pregitzer

Fractionation and Carbon Balance of Soil Organic Matter In Selected Cryic Soils in Alaska, C.L. Ping, C.J. Michaelson, and R.L. Malcolm

Fractionation Characterization, and Comparison Of Bulk Soil Organic Substances and Water Soluble Soil Interstitial Organic Constituents in Selected Cryosols of Alaska, R.L. Malcolm, K. Kennedy, C.L. Ping, and G.T. Michaelson

CO2 Efflux from Coniferous Forest Soils: Comparison Of Measurement Methods and Effects of Added Nitrogen, K.G. Mattson

In Search of Bioreactive Soil Organic Carbon: The Fractionation Approaches, H.H. Cheng and J.A.E. Molina

The Use of 13C Natural Abundance to Investigate the Turnover of the Microbial Biomass and Active Fractions of Soil Organic Matter under Two Tillage Treatments, M.C. Ryan, R. Aravena, and R.W. Gillham

Climatic Approach

Trace Gas and Energy Fluxes: Micrometeorological Perspectives, S.B. Verma, J. Kim, R.J. Clement, N.J. Shurpali, and D.P. Billesbach

A micrometeorological Technique for Methane Flux Determination from A Field Treated with Swine Manure, J.H. Prueger, T.B. Parkin, and J.J. Hatfield


Application of Century Soils Organic Matter Model to a Field Site in Lexington, KY, A.S. Patwardham, R.V. Chinnaswamy, A.S. Donigian, Jr., A.K. Metherell, R.L. Blevins, W.W. Frye, and K. Paustian

The Exchange of Carbon Dioxide between the Atmosphere and the Terrestrial Biosphere in Latin America, C.G.M. Klein Goldewijk and M. Vloedbed

Modeling the Dynamics of Organic Carbon in a Typic Haplorthod, M.R. Hoosbeek and R.B. Bryant

Research and Development Priorities

Towards Improving the Global Data Base on Soil Carbon, R. Lal, J. Kimble, E. Levine, and C. Whitman

About the Series

Advances in Soil Science

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Subject Categories

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