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In addition to depleting nutrients necessary for healthy crops, soil erosion processes can affect the carbon balance of agroecosystems, and thus influence global warming.. While the magnitude and severity of soil erosion are well documented, fluxes of eroded carbon are rarely quantified. The most complete, nonpartisan source of information available today on this topic, Soil Erosion and Carbon Dynamics brings together a diverse group of papers and data from the perspectives of world-renowned sedimentologists, ...
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In addition to depleting nutrients necessary for healthy crops, soil erosion processes can affect the carbon balance of agroecosystems, and thus influence global warming.. While the magnitude and severity of soil erosion are well documented, fluxes of eroded carbon are rarely quantified. The most complete, nonpartisan source of information available today on this topic, Soil Erosion and Carbon Dynamics brings together a diverse group of papers and data from the perspectives of world-renowned sedimentologists, soil scientists, and agronomists to resolve whether soil erosion on carbon is a beneficial or destructive process. This book collects quantitative data on eroded carbon fluxes from the scale of the agricultural plot to that of large basins and oceans. It quantifies the magnitude of eroded carbon for different soil management practices as compared to normal carbon sequestration and discusses the fate of the eroded carbon and whether or not it is a source or sink for atmospheric CO2. Finally, the book offers data reflecting the impact of soil erosion on soil, water, and air quality. Other important topics include solubilization, the determination of mineralization rates, carbon transfer, and sediment deposition, as well as carbon dioxide emissions, global warming potential, and the implications of soil erosion on the global carbon cycle and carbon budget. Based on the first symposium of the international colloquium Land Uses, Erosion and Carbon Sequestration held in Montpellier, France, Soil Erosion and Carbon Dynamics provides data that links soil erosion to the global carbon cycle and elucidates the fate of eroded carbon at scales ranging from plot to watershed.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203491935
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/30/2005
  • Series: Advances in Soil Science Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 376
  • File size: 9 MB

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Global change and carbon cycle : the position of soils and agriculture 3
Ch. 2 Soil carbon sequestration 13
Ch. 3 Influence of soil erosion on carbon dynamics in the world 23
Ch. 4 Modeling soil erosion induced carbon fluxes between soil and atmosphere on agricultural land using SPEROS-C 37
Ch. 5 Soil carbon erosion and its selectivity at the plot scale in tropical and Mediterranean regions 55
Ch. 6 Organic carbon in forest andosols of the Canary Islands and effects of deforestation on carbon losses by water erosion 73
Ch. 7 Soil carbon dynamics and losses by erosion and leaching in banana cropping systems with different practices (Nitisol, Martinique, West Indies) 87
Ch. 8 Influence of land use, soils, and cultural practices on erosion, eroded carbon, and soil carbon stocks at the plot scale in the Mediterranean mountains of Northern Algeria 103
Ch. 9 Carbon, nitrogen, and fine particles removed by water erosion on crops, fallows, and mixed plots in Sudanese Savannas (Burkina Faso) 125
Ch. 10 Effect of a legume cover crop on carbon storage and erosion in an ultisol under maize cultivation in Southern Benin 143
Ch. 11 Organic carbon associated with eroded sediments from micro-plots under natural rainfall from cultivated pastures on a clayey ferralsol in the Cerrados (Brazil) 157
Ch. 12 Runoff, soil, and soil organic carbon losses within a small sloping-land catchment of Laos under shifting cultivation 167
Ch. 13 Soil erodibility control and soil carbon losses under short-term tree fallows in Western Kenya 181
Ch. 14 Soil and carbon losses under rainfall simulation from two contrasting soils under maize-improved fallows rotation in Eastern Zambia 197
Ch. 15 Origins and behaviors of carbon species in world rivers 209
Ch. 16 Carbon, nitrogen, and stable carbon isotope composition and land-use changes in rivers of Brazil 239
Ch. 17 Organic carbon transported by the equatorial rivers : example of Congo-Zaire and Amazon Basins
Ch. 18 Soil carbon stock and river carbon fluxes in humid tropical environments : the Nyong River Basin (South Cameroon) 275
Ch. 19 Organic carbon in the sediments of hill dams in a semiarid Mediterranean area 289
Ch. 20 Monitoring soil organic carbon erosion with isotopic tracers : two case studies on cultivated tropical catchments with steep slopes (Laos, Venezuela)
Ch. 21 Erosion and carbon dynamics : conclusions and perspectives 331
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