Global Change and Forest Soils: Cultivating Stewardship 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
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Part 1: Forest soils and global change
1. Introduction Matt Busse, Christian P. Giardina, Dave M. Morris, and Deborah S. Page-Dumroese 2. Forest Soils in the Anthropocene Dan Binkley 3. Drivers of soil change Asmeret Asefaw Berhe 4. History of forest soils knowledge and research Jennifer D. Knoepp, Mary Beth Adams, Robert Harrison, Larry West, Stephanie Laseter, Daniel Markewitz, Daniel D. Richter, and Mac Callaham
Part 2: Bioregional soils and global change
5. Boreal forests and soils Evelyne Thiffault 6. Temperate forests and soils Mary Beth B. Adams, Charlene Kelly, John Kabrick, and Jamie Schuler 7. Tropical dry forest soils: global change and local-scale consequences for soil biogeochemical processes Victor J. Jaramillo and Guillermo N. Murray-Tortarolo 8. Wet tropical soils and global change Daniela F. Cusack and Erika Marin-Spiotta 9. Effects of climate change on forested wetland soils Carl C. Trettin, Martin F. Jurgensen, and Zhaohua Dai 10. Climate change and urban forest soils Richard V. Pouyat and Tara L.E. Trammell
Part 3: Practical considerations for the assessment and management of forest soils in a changing world
11. Soil carbon management Luke Nave, Erika Marín-Spiotta, Todd Ontl, Matt Peters, and Chris Swanston 12. Ecosystem management and ecological restoration in the Anthropocene: integrating global change, soils, and disturbance in boreal and Mediterranean forests Hugh D. Safford and V. Ramón Vallejo 13. Rehabilitating forest soils after disturbance Cindy E. Prescott, Jan Frouz, Sue J. Grayston, Sylvie A. Quideau, and Justin Straker 14. A new era of digital soil mapping across forested landscapes Chuck Bulmer, David Paré, and Grant M. Domke 15. A 'healthy' balance
the role of physical and chemical properties in forest soil function in a changing world Jeff Hatten and Garrett Liles 16. Assessing soil biological health in forest soils Thomas H. DeLuca, M.R.A. Pingree, and S. Gao 17. Biochar use in global forests: opportunities and challenges Viktor J. Bruckman and Jukka Pumpanen 18. Environmental policy and forest soil conservation: Canada's experience to date Barbara Kishchuk, Miren Lorente, and Mark Johnston 19. Long-term forest soils research: lessons learned from the US experience Jennifer D. Knoepp, Daniel Markewitz, Mac A. Callaham, Mary Beth Adams, Stephanie H. Laseter, Larry West, Robert Harrison, and Daniel D. Richter 20. On the Horizon Dave M. Morris, Deborah S. Page-Dumroese, Christian P. Giardina, and Matt Busse