The Potential of U.S. Grazing Lands to Sequester Carbon and Mitigate the Greenhouse Effect  book cover
1st Edition

The Potential of U.S. Grazing Lands to Sequester Carbon and Mitigate the Greenhouse Effect

ISBN 9781566705547
Published September 15, 2000 by CRC Press
472 Pages 60 B/W Illustrations

SAVE ~ $11.99
was $59.95
USD $47.96

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Book Description

Grazing lands represent the largest and most diverse land resource-taking up over half the earth's land surface. The large area grazing land occupies, its diversity of climates and soils, and the potential to improve its use and productivity all contribute to its importance for sequestering C and mitigating the greenhouse effect and other conditions brought about by climate change. The Potential of U.S. Grazing Lands to Sequester Carbon and Mitigate the Greenhouse Effect gives you an in-depth look at this possibility.

Table of Contents

The Extent, General Characteristics, and Carbon Dynamics of U.S. Grazing Lands
Introduction-The Characteristics and Extent of U.S. Grazing Lands, J.M. Kimble, R.F. Follett, and R. Lal
A Broad Scale Perspective on the Extent, Distribution, and Characteristics of U.S. Grazing Lands, T.M. Sobecki, D.L. Moffitt, J. Stone, C.D. Franks, and A. Mendenhall
Organic Carbon Pools in Grazing Land Soils, R.F. Follett
Inorganic Carbon Sequestration in Grazing Lands, H.C. Monger and J. Martinez-Rios
Soil Processes, Plant Processes, and Carbon Dynamics on U.S. Grazing Lands
Exploiting Heterogeneity of Soil Organic Matter in Rangelands: Benefits for Carbon Sequestration, S.B. Bird, J.E. Herrick, and M.M. Wainer
Root Biomass and Microbial Processes, J.D. Reeder, C.D. Franks, and D.G. Milchunas
Carbon Dioxide Fluxes Over Three Great Plains Grasslands, A.B. Frank, P.L. Sims, J.A. Bradford, P.C. Mielnick, W.A. Dugas, and H.S. Mayeux
Carbon Sequestration on Arctic and Alpine Tundra and Mountain Meadow Ecosystems, K.L. Povirk, J.M. Welker, and G.F. Vance
Managerial and Environmental Impacts on U.S. Grazing Land
Soil Erosion and Carbon Dynamics on Grazing Land, R. Lal
The Physical Quality of Soil on Grazing Lands and its Effects on Sequestering Carbon, R.Lal
The Dynamics of Soil Carbon in Rangeland, G.E. Schuman, J.E. Herrick, and H.H. Janzen
The Effects of Pasture Management Practices, R.R. Schnabel, A.J. Franzluebbers, W.L. Stout, M.A. Sanderson, and J.A. Stuedemann
The Effects of Fire and Grazing on Soil Carbon in Rangelands, C.W. Rice and C.E. Owensby
Using Computer Simulation Modeling to Predict Carbon Sequestration in Grazing Land
Simulating Rangeland Production and Carbon Sequestration, J.D. Hanson, M.J. Shaffer, and L.R. Ahuja
Modeling Soil C Responses to Environmental Change, W.J. Parton, J.A. Morgan, R.H. Kelly, and D. Ojima
Summary and Overview and Research and Development Priorities
The Potential of U.S. Grazing Lands to Sequester Soil Carbon, R.F. Follett, J.M. Kimble, and R. Lal
Research and Development Priorities, R. Lal, R.F. Follett, and J.M. Kimble

View More


"The book is well edited and produced, and is accompanied with an appendix of abbreviations used in the text, and a list of SI multipliers... I recommend the book mainly to soil and plant scientists, ecophysiologists, and ecologists."
-Photosynthetica, vol. 39, no. 2, 182, 2001