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

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

1st Edition

Edited by Ronald F. Follett, John M. Kimble

CRC Press

472 pages | 60 B/W Illus.

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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.


"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

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


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General