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

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

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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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

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

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.

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.

Geotherapy

Geotherapy
Author: Thomas J. Goreau,Ronal W. Larson,Joanna Campe
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 630
Release: 2014-12-19
ISBN 10: 146659540X
ISBN 13: 9781466595408
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geotherapy Book Review:

A Practical, Get-Your-Hands-in-the-Soil ManualGlobal climate change, increasing pollution, and continued rapid population growth is wreaking havoc on the planet. Stabilizing the environment at safe levels requires a large-scale restoration of damaged ecosystems. Geotherapy: Innovative Methods of Soil Fertility Restoration, Carbon Sequestration, and

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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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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Soil Degradation and Restoration in Africa

Soil Degradation and Restoration in Africa
Author: Rattan Lal,B. A. Stewart
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2019-07-09
ISBN 10: 1351593307
ISBN 13: 9781351593304
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soil Degradation and Restoration in Africa Book Review:

Soil degradation is a widespread problem in Africa resulting in decreased agricultural productivity while demand for food continues to increase. Degradation is caused by accelerated erosion, acidification, contamination, depletion of soil organic matter and plant nutrients, and salinization. The major cause of soil degradation in Africa is uncontrolled and excessive grazing in the savanna regions followed by deforestation and the use of inappropriate and extractive farming practices. Perpetual neglect of the health of soils in Africa can exacerbate the already serious problems of food and nutritional insecurity and environmental degradation. Food and nutritional security of the growing population of Africa can only be achieved if degraded soils are restored and soils of agroecosystems are managed prudently and sustainably. Ignoring soils and taking the fragile, finite and precious soil resources for granted is the principal cause of poverty, hunger, and environmental degradation. The downward spiral must be reversed through soil restoration measures based on translating science into action. This book describes the soils of Africa, processes of soil degradation, extent and severity of soil degradation, and the impacts of degradation processes on food and nutritional security. Features: Explores the extent and severity of soil degradation in Africa Analyzes the cause–effect relationship between anthropogenic activities and soil degradation Reviews processes of soil degradation in Africa including erosion, salinization, nutrient depletion, and decline of soil organic matter Addresses the effect of climate change on soil degradation in Africa. Explains how soil degradation causes food and nutritional insecurity Part of the Advances in Soil Sciences series, this volume is specifically devoted to the processes and factors that cause soil degradation and the challenges and potential for remediation and restoration of soil health in Africa.

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.

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.

Appalachia s Coal Mined Landscapes

Appalachia s Coal Mined Landscapes
Author: Carl E. Zipper,Jeff Skousen
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 351
Release: 2020-11-25
ISBN 10: 3030577805
ISBN 13: 9783030577803
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Appalachia s Coal Mined Landscapes Book Review:

This book collects and summarizes current scientific knowledge concerning coal-mined landscapes of the Appalachian region in eastern United States. Containing contributions from authors across disciplines, the book addresses topics relevant to the region’s coal-mining history and its future; its human communities; and the soils, waters, plants, wildlife, and human-use potentials of Appalachia’s coal-mined landscapes. The book provides a comprehensive overview of coal mining’s legacy in Appalachia, USA. It book describes the resources of the Appalachian coalfield, its lands and waters, and its human communities – as they have been left in the aftermath of intensive mining, drawing upon peer-reviewed science and other regional data to provide clear and objective descriptions. By understanding the Appalachian experience, officials and planners in other resource extraction- affected world regions can gain knowledge and perspectives that will aid their own efforts to plan and manage for environmental quality and for human welfare. Appalachia's Coal-Mined Landscapes: Resources and Communities in a New Energy Era will be of use to natural resource managers and scientists within Appalachia and in other world regions experiencing widespread mining, researchers with interest in the region’s disturbance legacy, and economic and community planners concerned with Appalachia’s future.

A joint stocktaking of CGIAR work on forest and landscape restoration

A joint stocktaking of CGIAR work on forest and landscape restoration
Author: Gitz, V.,Place, F.,Koziell, E.,Pingault, N.,van Noordwijk, M.,Meybeck, A.,Minang, P.
Publsiher: CIFOR
Total Pages: 131
Release: 2020-07-23
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A joint stocktaking of CGIAR work on forest and landscape restoration Book Review:

Despite the high level of political engagement and the wide range of organizations involved in restoration projects from local to global levels, beyond some success stories, restoration is not happening at scale. To address this issue, three CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs) – Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA); Policies, Institutions and Markets (PIM) and Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) – decided to bring together their expertise in a joint stocktaking of CGIAR work on restoration. This publication illustrates with concrete examples the powerful contribution of forest and landscape restoration to the achievement of most, if not all the 17 sustainable development goals. It can be used to support the design of future restoration activities, programs and projects. We hope that this document will help upscale restoration efforts and deliver enhanced impact from our CGIAR research.

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

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

Land Restoration

Land Restoration
Author: Ilan Chabay,Martin Frick,Jennifer Helgeson
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 598
Release: 2015-10-08
ISBN 10: 0128013532
ISBN 13: 9780128013533
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Land Restoration Book Review:

Land Restoration: Reclaiming Landscapes for a Sustainable Future provides a holistic overview of land degradation and restoration in that it addresses the issue of land restoration from the scientific and practical development points of view. Furthermore, the breadth of chapter topics and contributors cover the topic and a wealth of connected issues, such as security, development, and environmental issues. The use of graphics and extensive references to case studies also make the work accessible and encourage it to be used for reference, but also in active field-work planning. Land Restoration: Reclaiming Landscapes for a Sustainable Future brings together practitioners from NGOs, academia, governments, and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) to exchange lessons to enrich the academic understanding of these issues and the solution sets available. Provides accessible information about the science behind land degradation and restoration for those who do not directly engage with the science allowing full access to the issue at hand. Includes practical on-the-ground examples garnered from diverse areas, such as the Sahel, Southeast Asia, and the U.S.A. Provides practical tools for designing and implementing restoration/re-greening processes.