Global Change and Forest Soils: Demands and Adaptions of a Finite Natural Resource, Volume 36 provides a state-of-the-science summary and synthesis of global forest soils that identifies concerns, issues and opportunities for soil adaptation and mitigation as external pressures from global changes arise. Where, how and why some soils are resilient to global change while others are at risk is explored, as are upcoming train wrecks and success stories across boreal, temperate, and tropical forests. Each chapter offers multiple sections written by leading soil scientists who comment on wildfires, climate change and forest harvesting effects, while also introducing examples of current global issues.
Readers will find this book to be an integrated, up-to-date assessment on global forest soils.
- Presents sections on boreal, temperate and tropical soils for a diverse audience
- Serves as an important reference source for anyone interested in both a big-picture assessment of global soil issues and an in-depth examination of specific environmental topics
- Provides a unique synthesis of forest soils and their collective ability to respond to global change
- Offers chapters written by leading soil scientists
- Prepares readers to meet the daily challenges of drafting multi-resource environmental science and policy documents
Part 1: Forest Soils and Global change 1. Overview 2. Soils in the Anthropocene 3. Global drivers of soil change 4. Modern Forest Restoration
Part 2: Bioregional Soils and Global Change 5. Boreal Forests 6. Temperate Forests 7. Tropical Dry Forests 8. Tropical Wet Forests 9. Wetlands, Peat, and Mangroves 10. Urban Forests
Part 3: Practical Considerations for the Assessment and Management of Forest Soils in a Changing World 11. Advancing the Soil Mapping Yardstick: A New Era of Digital Mapping 12. Assessing Soil Physical and Chemical Health 13. Assessing Soil Biological Health 14. Forest Reclamation and Soil Rehabilitation 15. Soil Carbon Management 16. Positive Soil Management: Biochar, Organics, and Embracing Landscape Variation 17. Moving Beyond Soil Mapping: Advances in Remote Sensing Technology
Part 4: Forest Soil Conservation Strategies Built on Socioeconomic Considerations 18. Traditional Knowledge: Linkage of Cultures and Forest Soils 19. Socioeconomic Programs, Environmental Policy, and Soil Conservation 20. Helping Shape Our Forest Soil Conservation Policies and Management Approaches: Lessons Learned from Long-Term Research Studies 21. What's on the Horizon