Methods for Assessment of Soil Degradation / Edition 1

Methods for Assessment of Soil Degradation / Edition 1

by Rattan Lal, Bobby A. Stewart, C. Valentin, Winfried E. H. Blum
     
 

ISBN-10: 084937443X

ISBN-13: 9780849374432

Pub. Date: 09/26/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Soil degradation has serious global impacts on agronomic, economic, and sociopolitical conditions, however, statistics regarding the degree of these impacts has been largely unreliable. This book aims to standardize the methodology for obtaining reliable and objective data on soil degradation. It will also identify and develop criteria for assessing the severity of

Overview

Soil degradation has serious global impacts on agronomic, economic, and sociopolitical conditions, however, statistics regarding the degree of these impacts has been largely unreliable. This book aims to standardize the methodology for obtaining reliable and objective data on soil degradation. It will also identify and develop criteria for assessing the severity of soil degradation, providing a realistic scenario of the problem.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780849374432
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/26/1997
Series:
Advances in Soil Science Series, #9
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.41(d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
Basic Concepts (Degradation, Resilience, Rehabilitation), R. Lal, W.H. Blum, C. Valentin, and B.A. Stewart
SOIL DEGRADATION PROCESSES
Soil Erosion Processes
Water Erosion, J. Laflen and E. Roose
Wind Erosion, E. Skidmore
Erosion Modeling, C. Rose and G. McTainsh
Physical Degradation
Soil Structure, D. Gabriels and R. Horn
Crusting, C. Valentin
Hard Setting, C. Mullins
Soil Compaction, I. Hakansson and W. Voorhees
Chemical Degradation
Soil Organic Matter and Nutrient Depletion, E. Paul
Acidification, M. Sumner
Salt Buildup, I. Szabolcs
Sodic Soils, P. Rengasamy
Soil Pollution and Contamination, T.J. Logan and B.R. Singh
Acid Sulphate Soil, D. Dent and M.E.F. Van Mensvoort
Mineland Degradation, W. Dick et al.
Biological Degradation
Soil Organic Matter and Biomass Carbon, J. Berthelin
DYNAMICS AND MAPPING
Long-Term Characterization: Monitoring and Modeling, J. Bouma
Scaling and Extrapolation, L.T. West
Remote Sensing and GIS, G.W. Petersen
Mapping Soil Degradation at Different Scales, M.R. Hoosbeek et al.
Revisiting GLASOD Methodology, R. Oldeman
Sociological Approach, H.E. Dregne
IMPACT OF SOIL DEGRADATION
Agronomic, R. Lal
Economic, J. Sanders and D. Southgate
Economic Impact of Soil Erosion, P. Crosson
Greenhouse Effect, R. Lal and C. Valentin
Water Quality, G.M. Pierzynski and J.K. Koelliker
CONCLUSIONS
Holistic Approach to Combat Soil Degradation, C. Valentin and R. Lal
Research and Development Priorities, R. Lal, W.H. Blum, C. Valentin, and B.A. Stewart
INDEX

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