Soil Carbon: Types, Management Practices and Environmental Benefits

Aquila Margit (Editor)

Series: Environmental Remediation Technologies, Regulations and Safety
BISAC: SCI091000



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Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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Carbon, a major constituent of structural and energy-releasing organic molecules, is essential to life. A substantial amount of carbon found in soils is available as soluble organic molecules (SOM) or particulate organic matter (POM) derived from plant primary production.

Available atmospheric C as CO2, used by plants during photosynthesis, is part of a larger biogeochemical cycle, including the cyclic release of CO2 by respiration in living organisms and its fixation through photosynthesis. Carbon also is fixed through biological calcification and is eventually bound in carbonate-containing rocks, especially in aquatic and marine environments. This book focuses mainly on soil carbon and its environmental benefits. (Imprint: Novinka )


Chapter 1 - The Role of Soil Microbial Communities in Soil Carbon Processes and the Biogeochemical Carbon Cycle (pp. 1-50)
O. Roger Anderson (Biology, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, NY, U.S.A.)

Chapter 2 - Land Use Effects on Soil Carbon and Nitrogen Stocks and Fluxes in the Pampas: Impact on Productivity (pp. 51-90)
R. Alvarez, J. L. De Paepe, H. S. Steinbach, G. Berhongaray, M. M. Mendoza, A. A. Bono, N. F. Romano, R. J. C. Cantet and C. R. Alvarez (Facultad de Agronomía-Universidad de Buenos Aires, and others)

Chapter 3 - State of Soil Carbon in Hungarian Sites: Loss, Pool and Management (pp. 91-118)
C. Centeri, B. Szabó, G. Jakab, J. Kovács, B. Madarász, J. Szabó, A. Tóth, G. Gelencsér, Z. Szalai and M. Vona (Szent Istvan University, Faculty of Environmental and Agricultural Sciences, Institute of Environmental and Landscape Management, Department of Nature Conservation and Landscape Ecology, Gödöllő, Hungary, and others)


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