1st Edition

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

Edited By Ronald F. Follett, John M. Kimble Copyright 2001
    472 Pages 60 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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 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


    Ronald F. Follett, John M. Kimble

    "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