Plantations: Biodiversity, Carbon Sequestration and Restoration

Ren Hai, PhD (Editor)
South China Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Series: Environmental Research Advances
BISAC: SCI031000

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This book’s primary content explores plantation and non-plantation biodiversity values, mushrooms and woodlands, the roles of arbuscular mycorrhizal in tropical forestry and agro-forestry, the impacts on the abundance and diversity of soil legume-nodulating rhizobia and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities in semiarid regional plantations. The book also investigates carbon biosequestration and bioenergy options of plantations, lessons from plantation forestry carbon sequestration, and carbon sequestration in agro forestry-block plantations or mangrove plantations. The book includes targeted chapters on forest restoration and management of plantations for restoring degraded landscapes, alluvial-gold-mining soil reclamation using Acacia mangium plantations, effects of forest practices on wild populations of Testudo hermanni, effects of the incorporation of native species biomass in an acidic andisol to control water contamination from plant residues, and ecohydrology of Amazonian rain forest ecosystems.

The international list of authors were carefully selected, and through a rigorous peer review process, this edited book aims to fill some of the information gaps in vegetation restoration and nutrient mobilization, particularly in under researched plantation ecosystems around the world. Our intended audience includes planners of projects to restore and manage forests or plantations; practitioners who implement those plans; forest resource managers who oversee the sites; forestry consultants; tree farms; environmental authorities; conservationists and students of forestry. We also hope that researchers and the public can find valued information for their future use and efforts. We hope that our work can bring scientists and policy-makers together to envision a sustainable future for woodlands’ health and productivity management. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. Plantation and Non-Plantation Biodiversity Values: Distinctions of Economic Theories and Market-based Mechanisms to Value Ecosystems and Utilization within an Australian Context
(Mark P. McHenry and Katinka X. Ruthrof, Murdoch University, Western Australia)

Chapter 2. Mushrooms and Woodlands: Ecological Nexus
(Osarekhoe Omorefosa Osemwegie, John Aroye Okhuoya and Theophilus A. Dania, Biological Sciences Department, College of Science and Engineering, Landmark University, Omu Aran, Kwara State, Nigeria and others)

Chapter 3. The Use of Forest Plantations in the Semiarid Sahel Regions: Impacts on the Abundance and Diversity of Soil Legume-nodulating Rhizobia and Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungal Communities
(Godar Sene, Mansour Thiao, Anicet Manga, Seynabou Sene, Damase Khasa, Aboubacry Kane, Mame Samba Mbaye, Ramatoulaye Samba-Mbaye and Samba Ndao Sylla, Laboratoire Commun de Microbiologie LCM IRD/ISRA/UCAD, Dakar-Sénégal, and others)

Chapter 4. Indigenous-owned Pastoral Land Forestry Carbon Biosequestration and Bioenergy Options in Arid, Salt-affected Western Australian Regions
(Mark P. McHenry and Julia Anwar McHenry, Faculty of Minerals and Energy, Murdoch University, Western Australia, and others)

Chapter 5. Harnessing Landholder’s Knowledge for Environmental Monitoring and Management for New Environmental Markets: Lessons from Plantation Forestry Carbon Sequestration in Western Australia
(Mark P. McHenry, Faculty of Minerals and Energy, Murdoch University, Western Australia)

Chapter 6. Sedimentary Organic Carbon Dynamics in a Native and an Exotic Mangrove Plantation based on Dual Carbon Isotopic Analyses
Qianmei Zhang, Jinping Zhang, Lianlian Yuan, Chengde Shen and Hai Ren, Department of Ecology, South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China, and others)

Chapter 7. The Potential for Carbon Sequestration in Carbon Depleted Areas of the Boreal Forest Ecozone through Agroforestry- Block Plantation
(Silvia Lac and Manuel Esteban Lucas-Borja, Forestry Engineer Consultant, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan, Canada, and others)

Chapter 8. Roles of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Association in Plant Nutrition and Growth of Tropical Forestry and Agro-forestry in Degraded Soil Reclamation
(Nelson W. Osorio and Juan D. León, Universidad Nacional de Colombia)

Chapter 9. Alluvial-Gold-Mining Degraded Soils Reclamation Using Acacia Mangium Plantations: An Evaluation from Biogeochemistry
(Juan D. León, Jeiner Castellanos, Maria Casamitjana Causa, Nelson W. Osorio, Juan C. Loaiza, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Departmento de Ciencias Forestales y Departamento de Biociencias, Columbia and others)

Chapter 10. Effects of Incorporating of Furcraea Species Biomass in an Acidic Andisols
(Adriana M. Quinchía Figueroa, Juliana Uribe Castrillón and Carolina Mesa Muñoz, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Escuela de Ingeniería de Antioquia (EIA), Unidad Académica Ing. Civil, Industrial y Ambiental, Sede de Las Palmas, Antioquia, Colombia)

Chapter 11. Effects of Forest Practices on Tortoises Wild Population in a Forest Area
(Maria Casamitjana Causa, Juan C. Loaiza and Pere Frigola Vidal, Universitat de Girona, Geosciencies Department, Girona, Spain, and others)

Chapter 12. Ecohydrology of Amazonian Rainforest Ecosystems
(Conrado Tobón and Jan Sevink, Forestry and Conservation Department, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellin, Colombia, and others)

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