Soils and Landscape Restoration

Soils and Landscape Restoration
Author: John A. Stanturf,Mac A. Callaham
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-11-15
ISBN 10: 0128131934
ISBN 13: 9780128131930
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soils and Landscape Restoration Book Review:

Soils and Landscape Restoration provides a multidisciplinary synthesis on the sustainable management and restoration of soils in various landscapes. The book presents applicable knowledge of above- and below-ground interactions and biome specific realizations along with in-depth investigations of particular soil degradation pathways. It focuses on severely degraded soils (e.g., eroded, salinized, mined) as well as the restoration of wetlands, grasslands and forests. The book addresses the need to bring together current perspectives on land degradation and restoration in soil science and restoration ecology to better incorporate soil-based information when restoration plans are formulated. Incudes a chapter on climate change and novel ecosystems, thus collating the perspective of soil scientists and ecologists on this consequential and controversial topic Connects science to international policy and practice Includes summaries at the end of each chapter to elucidate principles and key points

Soils and Landscape Restoration

Soils and Landscape Restoration
Author: John A. Stanturf,Mac Callaham
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2020-10-24
ISBN 10: 0128131942
ISBN 13: 9780128131947
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soils and Landscape Restoration Book Review:

Soils and Landscape Restoration provides a multidisciplinary synthesis on the sustainable management and restoration of soils in various landscapes. The book presents applicable knowledge of above- and below-ground interactions and biome specific realizations along with in-depth investigations of particular soil degradation pathways. It focuses on severely degraded soils (e.g., eroded, salinized, mined) as well as the restoration of wetlands, grasslands and forests. The book addresses the need to bring together current perspectives on land degradation and restoration in soil science and restoration ecology to better incorporate soil-based information when restoration plans are formulated. Incudes a chapter on climate change and novel ecosystems, thus collating the perspective of soil scientists and ecologists on this consequential and controversial topic Connects science to international policy and practice Includes summaries at the end of each chapter to elucidate principles and key points

A Goal Oriented Approach to Forest Landscape Restoration

A Goal Oriented Approach to Forest Landscape Restoration
Author: John Stanturf,Palle Madsen,David Lamb
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 476
Release: 2012-12-05
ISBN 10: 9400753381
ISBN 13: 9789400753389
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Goal Oriented Approach to Forest Landscape Restoration Book Review:

While restoration ecology has traditionally aimed to re-create some putative more ‘natural’ ecological state, forest landscape restoration (FLR) has emerged over the last decade as an approach aimed more at restoring natural functions, while focusing on meeting human needs. With a view to exploring the practical potential of this approach, this book draws together a team of experts from the natural and social sciences to discuss its success so far in addressing critical issues such as biodiversity, ecological function, and human livelihoods. Applying principles of landscape ecology, restoration ecology, planning theory and conflict management, the book presents a series of case studies which document the approach, and discusses how the approach can help with priority setting for the future. The book will provide a valuable reference to graduate students and researchers interested in ecological restoration, forest ecology and management, as well as to professionals in environmental restoration, natural resource management, conservation, and environmental policy.

Principles and practice of forest landscape restoration case studies from the drylands of Latin America

Principles and practice of forest landscape restoration   case studies from the drylands of Latin America
Author: Adrian C. Newton,Natalia Tejedor
Publsiher: IUCN
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 2831713404
ISBN 13: 9782831713403
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Forest Landscape Restoration

Forest Landscape Restoration
Author: John Stanturf,David Lamb,Palle Madsen
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2012-11-28
ISBN 10: 9400753268
ISBN 13: 9789400753266
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forest Landscape Restoration Book Review:

Restoration ecology, as a scientific discipline, developed from practitioners’ efforts to restore degraded land, with interest also coming from applied ecologists attracted by the potential for restoration projects to apply and/or test developing theories on ecosystem development. Since then, forest landscape restoration (FLR) has emerged as a practical approach to forest restoration particularly in developing countries, where an approach which is both large-scale and focuses on meeting human needs is required. Yet despite increased investigation into both the biological and social aspects of FLR, there has so far been little success in systematically integrating these two complementary strands. Bringing experts in landscape studies, natural resource management and forest restoration, together with those experienced in conflict management, environmental economics and urban studies, this book bridges that gap to define the nature and potential of FLR as a truly multidisciplinary approach to a global environmental problem. The book will provide a valuable reference to graduate students and researchers interested in ecological restoration, forest ecology and management, as well as to professionals in environmental restoration, natural resource management, conservation, and environmental policy.

Soil Degradation Restoration and Management in a Global Change Context

Soil Degradation  Restoration and Management in a Global Change Context
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2019-10-28
ISBN 10: 0128164166
ISBN 13: 9780128164167
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soil Degradation Restoration and Management in a Global Change Context Book Review:

Soil Degradation, Restoration and Management in a Global Change Context, volume four in the Advances in Chemical Pollution, Environmental Management and Protection series, explores a wide breadth of emerging and state-of-the-art technologies and provides the best practices to manage soils affected by degradation. Soils are the base of life, thus a sustainable soil management is crucial in a context of global environmental change. Chapters in this new release include Soil degradation, processes, future treats and possible solutions, Agriculture and grazing environments, Abandoned and afforested lands, Environments affected by fire, Mining environments, Urban areas, and Lands affected by war. Covers a wide breadth of emerging and state-of-the-art technologies Includes contributions from an international board of authors Provides a comprehensive set of reviews Synthesizes all aspects involved in soil degradation

Assessment Restoration and Reclamation of Mining Influenced Soils

Assessment  Restoration and Reclamation of Mining Influenced Soils
Author: Jaume Bech,Claudio Bini,Mariya A Pashkevich
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2017-09-09
ISBN 10: 0128097299
ISBN 13: 9780128097298
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assessment Restoration and Reclamation of Mining Influenced Soils Book Review:

Assessment, Restoration and Reclamation of Mining Influenced Soils covers processes operating in the environment as a result of mining activity, including the whole spectra of negative effects of anthropopressure and the environment, from changes in soil chemistry, changes in soil physical properties, geomechanical disturbances, and mine water discharges. Mining activity and its waste are an environmental concern. Knowledge of the fate of potentially harmful elements and their effect on plants and the food chain, and ultimately on human health, is still being understood. Therefore, there is a need for better knowledge on the origin, distribution, and management of mine waste on a global level. This book provides information on hazard assessment and remediation of the disturbed environment, including stabilization of contaminated soils and phytoremediation, and will help scientists and public authorities formulate answers to the daily challenges related to the restoration of contaminated land. Provides a thorough overview of the processes operating on mining-devastated areas, as well as origin, distribution, and deactivation of harmful elements Includes outcomes and recommendations of the Global Mining Initiative that are widely regarded as the code of conduct in the minerals industry Contains global case studies that elucidate various aspects of assessment and restoration of mine-contaminated land

Soils for Landscape Development

Soils for Landscape Development
Author: Elke Haege,Simon Leake,Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (Australia)
Publsiher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2014-06-18
ISBN 10: 064310965X
ISBN 13: 9780643109650
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soils for Landscape Development Book Review:

Provides a clear, practical template for specifying landscape soils based on scientific criteria.

Fire Effects on Soils and Restoration Strategies

Fire Effects on Soils and Restoration Strategies
Author: A Cerda
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 605
Release: 2009-01-05
ISBN 10: 9781439843338
ISBN 13: 1439843333
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fire Effects on Soils and Restoration Strategies Book Review:

This book has been published a decade after Fires Effects on Ecosystems by DeBano, Neary, and Folliott (1998), and builds on their foundation to update knowledge on natural post-fire processes and describe the use and effectiveness of various restoration strategies that may be applied when human intervention is warranted. The chapters in this book, written by leading scientists, have been compiled to provide relevant and accessible information to students, land managers, and policy-makers as well as other scientists.

A classification of urban derelict wastelands based on vegetation and soils with reference to landscape restoration

A classification of urban derelict wastelands based on vegetation and soils with reference to landscape restoration
Author: K. L. Elliot
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1986
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:990529252
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Forest and Rangeland Soils of the United States Under Changing Conditions

Forest and Rangeland Soils of the United States Under Changing Conditions
Author: Richard V. Pouyat,Deborah S. Page-Dumroese,Toral Patel-Weynand,Linda H. Geiser
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2020-09-02
ISBN 10: 3030452166
ISBN 13: 9783030452162
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forest and Rangeland Soils of the United States Under Changing Conditions Book Review:

This open access book synthesizes leading-edge science and management information about forest and rangeland soils of the United States. It offers ways to better understand changing conditions and their impacts on soils, and explores directions that positively affect the future of forest and rangeland soil health. This book outlines soil processes and identifies the research needed to manage forest and rangeland soils in the United States. Chapters give an overview of the state of forest and rangeland soils research in the Nation, including multi-decadal programs (chapter 1), then summarizes various human-caused and natural impacts and their effects on soil carbon, hydrology, biogeochemistry, and biological diversity (chapters 2–5). Other chapters look at the effects of changing conditions on forest soils in wetland and urban settings (chapters 6–7). Impacts include: climate change, severe wildfires, invasive species, pests and diseases, pollution, and land use change. Chapter 8 considers approaches to maintaining or regaining forest and rangeland soil health in the face of these varied impacts. Mapping, monitoring, and data sharing are discussed in chapter 9 as ways to leverage scientific and human resources to address soil health at scales from the landscape to the individual parcel (monitoring networks, data sharing Web sites, and educational soils-centered programs are tabulated in appendix B). Chapter 10 highlights opportunities for deepening our understanding of soils and for sustaining long-term ecosystem health and appendix C summarizes research needs. Nine regional summaries (appendix A) offer a more detailed look at forest and rangeland soils in the United States and its Affiliates.

Landscape Restoration of Great Lawn at Central Park

Landscape Restoration of Great Lawn at Central Park
Author: Central Park Conservancy (New York, N.Y.),Barrett Kays and Associates
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 36
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:50211019
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ecohydrology Based Landscape Restoration

Ecohydrology Based Landscape Restoration
Author: Mulugeta Dadi Belete
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 181
Release: 2022-08-19
ISBN 10: 1000776018
ISBN 13: 9781000776010
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ecohydrology Based Landscape Restoration Book Review:

This book provides an introduction to a fairly new approach to natural resources management practice entitled ecohydrology-based landscape restoration. Ecohydrology-based landscape restoration integrates landscape restoration practices with ecohydrology science and principles in order to help address the limitations of current management practices in developing countries. Focusing on both the theory and practice of implementing new management practices, the book includes conceptual designs and practical demonstrations for a variety of sites, including hillsides, farmlands, gullies, riparian buffers and wetlands, while also drawing on field research conducted in Ethiopia. The book puts forward principles for improving current practices, which include the better integration of hydrological and ecological concerns, the greater involvement of local communities, the adoption of indigenous practices, the establishment of green and semi-grey infrastructure as an ecohydrological systemic solution and the necessity of taking an adaptive approach to managing landscapes. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of water resource management, ecohydrology and landscape restoration as well as professionals involved in the restoration of landscapes in developing countries.

Recarbonizing global soils A technical manual of recommended management practices

Recarbonizing global soils     A technical manual of recommended management practices
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations,Intergonevernmental Technical Panel on Soils
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2021-09-08
ISBN 10: 9251349002
ISBN 13: 9789251349007
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recarbonizing global soils A technical manual of recommended management practices Book Review:

During the last decades, soil organic carbon (SOC) attracted the attention of a much wider array of specialists beyond agriculture and soil science, as it was proven to be one of the most crucial components of the earth’s climate system, which has a great potential to be managed by humans. Soils as a carbon pool are one of the key factors in several Sustainable Development Goals, in particular Goal 15, “Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss” with the SOC stock being explicitly cited in Indicator 15.3.1. This technical manual is the first attempt to gather, in a standardized format, the existing data on the impacts of the main soil management practices on SOC content in a wide array of environments, including the advantages, drawbacks and constraints. This manual presents different sustainable soil management (SSM) practices at different scales and in different contexts, supported by case studies that have been shown with quantitative data to have a positive effect on SOC stocks and successful experiences of SOC sequestration in practical field applications. Volume 5 includes 24 practices that have a direct impact on SOC sequestration and maintenance in forestry, wetlands and urban soils.

Wetland Soils

Wetland Soils
Author: Michael J. Vepraskas,J.L. Richardson,M.J. Vepraskas,Christopher B. Craft
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2000-09-15
ISBN 10: 1420026232
ISBN 13: 9781420026238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wetland Soils Book Review:

Covering wetlands soils from Florida to Alaska, Wetland Soils: Genesis, Hydrology, Landscapes, and Classification provides information on all types of hydric soils. With contributions from soil scientists who have extensive field experience, the book focuses on the soil morphology of the wet soils that cover most wetlands from the subtropics northw

Nitrogen in Agricultural Landscape

Nitrogen in Agricultural Landscape
Author: Lech Wojciech Szajdak
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2021-06-18
ISBN 10: 1000350754
ISBN 13: 9781000350753
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nitrogen in Agricultural Landscape Book Review:

Agriculture transforms the environment. The simplification of agroecosystems structure increases the hazards of leaching, wind and water erosion, and volatilization of chemicals from soil. Soil nitrogen is of interest as a major crop nutrient, but also as a potential environmental pollutant. Knowledge about the behavior of soil nitrogen is desirable in order to optimize plant growth and crop yield and to minimize environmental side effects. This book also gives information about the function of biogeochemical barriers in the form of shelterbelts, which efficiently decrease the concentrations of various forms of nitrogen in ground water.

Soil Fauna Assemblages

Soil Fauna Assemblages
Author: Uffe N. Nielsen
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2019-03-28
ISBN 10: 1107191483
ISBN 13: 9781107191488
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soil Fauna Assemblages Book Review:

A holistic overview of soil fauna, their contributions to ecosystem function, and implications of global change belowground.

Restoring Disturbed Landscapes

Restoring Disturbed Landscapes
Author: David J Tongway,John A Ludwig
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 189
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1597265802
ISBN 13: 9781597265805
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Restoring Disturbed Landscapes Book Review:

Restoring Disturbed Landscapes is a hands-on guide for individuals and groups seeking to improve the functional capacity of landscapes. Abundantly illustrated with photos and figures, Restoring Disturbed Landscapes is an engaging and accessible work designed specifically for restoration practitioners with limited training or experience in the field. It uses a five-step adaptive procedure to tell restorationists where to start, what information they need to acquire, and how to apply this information to their specific situations. Cosponsored by the Society for Ecological Restoration International and Island Press, this series offers a foundation of practical knowledge and scientific insight that will help ecological restoration become the powerful reparative and healing tool that the world needs

Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services

Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services
Author: Diana H. Wall,Richard D. Bardgett,Valerie Behan-Pelletier,Jeffrey E. Herrick,T. Hefin Jones,Wim H. van der Putten,Donald R. Strong
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2013-07-18
ISBN 10: 0199688168
ISBN 13: 9780199688166
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services Book Review:

This multi-contributor, international volume synthesizes contributions from the world's leading soil scientists and ecologists, describing cutting-edge research that provides a basis for the maintenance of soil health and sustainability. The book covers these advances from a unique perspective of examining the ecosystem services produced by soil biota across different scales - from biotic interactions at microscales to communities functioning at regional and global scales. The book leads the user towards an understanding of how the sustainability of soils, biodiversity, and ecosystem services can be maintained and how humans, other animals, and ecosystems are dependent on living soils and ecosystem services. This is a valuable reference book for academic libraries and professional ecologists worldwide as a statement of progress in the broad field of soil ecology. It will also be of interest to both upper level undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in soil ecology, as well as academic researchers and professionals in the field requiring an authoritative, balanced, and up-to-date overview of this fast expanding topic.

Forest Landscape Restoration

Forest Landscape Restoration
Author: Stephanie Mansourian,John Parrotta
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2018-09-03
ISBN 10: 1351620339
ISBN 13: 9781351620338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forest Landscape Restoration Book Review:

Forest landscape restoration (FLR) is a planned process that aims to regain ecological integrity and enhance human wellbeing in deforested or degraded landscapes. The aim of this book is to explore options to better integrate the diverse dimensions - spatial, disciplinary, sectoral, and scientific - of implementing FLR. It demonstrates the value of an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to help implement FLR focusing specifically on four issues: understanding the drivers of forest loss and degradation in the context of interdisciplinary responses for FLR; learning from related integrated approaches; governance issues related to FLR as an integrated process; and the management, creation and use of different sources of knowledge in FLR implementation. The emphasis is on recognising the need to take human and institutional factors into consideration, as well as the more obvious biophysical factors. A key aim is to advance and accelerate the practice of FLR, given its importance, particularly in a world facing increasing environmental challenges, notably from climate change. The first section of the book presents the issue from an analytical and problem-orientated viewpoint, while later sections focus on solutions. It will interest researchers and professionals in forestry, ecology, geography, environmental governance and landscape studies.