Soils and Landscape Restoration

Soils and Landscape Restoration
Author: John A. Stanturf,Mac A. 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

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.

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.

Beaverhead Deerlodge National Forest N F East Deer Lodge Valley Landscape Restoration Management Project

Beaverhead Deerlodge National Forest  N F    East Deer Lodge Valley Landscape Restoration Management Project
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2010
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NWU:35556039330592
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

Restoring Disturbed Landscapes

Restoring Disturbed Landscapes
Author: David J Tongway,John A Ludwig
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 189
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1597265810
ISBN 13: 9781597265812
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

Landscape Restoration Handbook Second Edition

Landscape Restoration Handbook  Second Edition
Author: Donald Harker
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 884
Release: 1999-02-16
ISBN 10: 9781420048667
ISBN 13: 142004866X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landscape Restoration Handbook Second Edition Book Review:

Five years after the first edition of Landscape Restoration Handbook was published, its natural landscaping and ecological restoration techniques have become standard-and successful-practice throughout the nation. Now, the Landscape Restoration Handbook: Second Edition substantially widens the scope of the original work. Approximately 250 pages larger than the first edition, new and expanded chapters offer guidance on: Development of natural landscaping and ecological restoration programs Education, regional planning, and increased biological diversity Ecological communities species listings Scientific and common plant names associated with ecological communities Nurseries that propagate and sell native plants throughout the United States Naturalization has proven to be a "win-win" situation all around. Monetary costs that landowners are saving on maintenance and chemicals also translates to environmental benefits for the greater community. Landscape and golf course architects, urban planners, horticulturists, golf course superintendents and consultants have already put the Landscape Restoration Handbook to the test. Let the Second Edition bring you up-to-date on the numerous benefits of naturalization.

Golden Gate National Recreation Area N R A Presidio of San Francisco General Management Plan GMP Amendment

Golden Gate National Recreation Area  N R A    Presidio of San Francisco  General Management Plan  GMP  Amendment
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1993
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NWU:35556031805401
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
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
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:

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.

Forest Restoration in Landscapes

Forest Restoration in Landscapes
Author: Stephanie Mansourian,Daniel Vallauri
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2006-02-23
ISBN 10: 0387291121
ISBN 13: 9780387291123
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forest Restoration in Landscapes Book Review:

This book, published in cooperation with WWF International, integrates the restoration of forest functions into landscape conservation plans. The contents represent the collective body of knowledge and experience of WWF and its many partners - collected here for the first time. This guide will serve as a first stop for practitioners and researchers in many organizations and regions, and as a key reference on the subject.

Wetland Soils

Wetland Soils
Author: Michael J. Vepraskas,Christopher B. Craft
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 522
Release: 2016-04-21
ISBN 10: 1439898006
ISBN 13: 9781439898000
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wetland Soils Book Review:

A Major Revision of the Previous EditionWetland Soils: Genesis, Hydrology, Landscapes, and Classification, Second Edition contains 11 new chapters and additional updates written by new authors with a broad range of related field and academic experience. This revised work augments the previous material on wetland functions and restorations, while ma

The Reindeer Chronicles

The Reindeer Chronicles
Author: Judith D. Schwartz
Publsiher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-08-19
ISBN 10: 1603588655
ISBN 13: 9781603588652
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Reindeer Chronicles Book Review:

In a time of uncertainty about our environmental future—an eye-opening global tour of some of the most wounded places on earth, and stories of how a passionate group of eco-restorers is leading the way to their revitalization. Award-winning science journalist Judith D. Schwartz takes us first to China’s Loess Plateau, where a landmark project has successfully restored a blighted region the size of Belgium, lifting millions of people out of poverty. She journeys on to Norway, where a young indigenous reindeer herder challenges the most powerful orthodoxies of conservation—and his own government. And in the Middle East, she follows the visionary work of an ambitious young American as he attempts to re-engineer the desert ecosystem, using plants as his most sophisticated technology. Schwartz explores regenerative solutions across a range of landscapes: deserts, grasslands, tropics, tundra, Mediterranean. She also highlights various human landscapes, the legacy of colonialism and industrial agriculture, and the endurance of indigenous knowledge. The Reindeer Chronicles demonstrates how solutions to seemingly intractable problems can come from the unlikeliest of places, and how the restoration of local water, carbon, nutrient, and energy cycles can play a dramatic role in stabilizing the global climate. Ultimately, it reveals how much is in our hands if we can find a way to work together and follow nature’s lead.

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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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,Karl Ritz,Johan Six,Donald R. Strong,Wim H. van der Putten
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2012-06-14
ISBN 10: 0191632562
ISBN 13: 9780191632563
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.

New Perspectives in Forest Science

New Perspectives in Forest Science
Author: Helder Viana,Francisco Antonio García-Morote
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2018-04-26
ISBN 10: 1789230365
ISBN 13: 9781789230369
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Perspectives in Forest Science Book Review:

Forest management should allow the sustainable use of forests. This is only possible through solid knowledge in the disciplines that forest science encompasses. The readers of New Perspectives in Forest Science have an excellent source of information on actual trends of forest research and knowledge about the use of forest and landscape. This book has been written by specialists focusing on the following aspects of forest science: C cycle, biomass, forest restoration, forest resources and biodiversity. The authors of this book are of different nationalities and specialties, thus providing diverse perspectives on the subject of forestry. We hope that the chapters of this book can serve both students and researchers, as excellent guides to improve their knowledge on forest science.

Tools for Soil Management and Restoration

Tools for Soil Management and Restoration
Author: Manuel Lucas-Borja
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2019-09-17
ISBN 10: 9781536159080
ISBN 13: 1536159085
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tools for Soil Management and Restoration Book Review:

Natural ecosystems provide the basic conditions without which humanity could not survive. Goods and services provided by ecosystems include, for example, provision of food, fibre and fuel, purification of water and air, cultural and aesthetic benefits, stabilization and moderation of the Earth's climate, generation and renewal of soil fertility, including nutrient cycling or maintenance of genetic resources as key inputs to crop varieties and livestock breeds, medicines, and other products. However, the ability of natural ecosystems to continue performing these services is seriously threatened because plant species diversity or soil are being seriously deteriorated, and in some cases destroyed. While loss of species has always occurred as a natural phenomenon, the pace of extinction has accelerated dramatically as a result of human activity. Ecosystems are being fragmented or eliminated, and innumerable species are in decline or already extinct. At the same time, various studies worldwide have shown that soils do not support intensive annual plant cultivation without fertilizer applications and even these may not maintain sustainability. Inappropriate silvicultural operations or the use of land for intensive agricultural purposes is one of the main causes of soil degradation, and there is therefore worldwide interest in quantifying the loss of soil quality generated by incorrect agricultural operations or forest management practises. This can only happen if people have the right information, skills, and organizations for understanding and dealing with soil and plant diversity issues. This books deals with soil management and restoration strategies in order to maintain soil quality avoiding soil deterioration. Throughout the book, different authors present very interesting works related to the nitrogen status of containerized Australian blackwood (Acacia Melanoxylon) seedings, soil carbon stocks in different vegetation types, biological soil crusts distribution in China sandy soils, ash soil fertilizers, the watershed management of badland areas, effects of pipeline construction-related disturbances on soil properties, soil quality indicators and soil hydrology in dry areas and aggregate characteristics within the soil active layer.

The Role of Planted Forests and Trees Outside Forests in Landscape Restoration in Low Forest Cover Countries

The Role of Planted Forests and Trees Outside Forests in Landscape Restoration in Low Forest Cover Countries
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2004
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D03018165P
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.