Soils and Landscape Restoration provides a multi-disciplinary synthesis of the sustainable management and restoration of soils in various landscapes. This book presents applicable knowledge of above- and below-ground interactions and biome specific realizations along with in-depth investigation of particular soil degradation pathways. The bookfocuses on severely degraded soils (e.g., eroded, salinized, mined) and well as restoration of wetlands, grasslands, and forests. Soils and Landscape Restoration addresses the need to bring current perspectives towards land degradation and restoration in soil science and restoration ecology together to better incorporate soil-based information when restoration plans are formulated, to anticipate the effects of restoration treatments on soil processes, and to monitor soil health.
- Incudes a chapter on climate change and novel ecosystems 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
1. Restoration concepts
Making nature whole or returning to function? 2. Landscape Degradation and Restoration 3. Achieving Land Degradation Neutrality 4. Soils and Landscapes 5. Soil Ecology and Restoration 6. Soil-Plant Interactions and Restoration 7. Context Dependency and Aboveground-Belowground Interactions in Restoration 8. Sustainable Management of Forest Soils 9. Sustainable Management of Grassland Soils 10. Sustainable Management of Wetland Soils 11. Reclamation of Mined Lands 12. Reclamation of Salinized Lands 13. Reclamation of Eroded Landscapes 14. Climate Change Mitigation and Soils 15. Role of soils in assisted migration and restoration/conservation of plants 16. Bioremediation and Soils 17. Biochar for Soil Restoration 18. Soils and Restoration of Forested Landscapes 19. Restoring Fire to Forests: Effects on Soils 20. Soils and Restoration of Grasslands 21. Soils and Restoration of Natural Wetlands 22. Restoration of Acid Sulphate Soils 23. Soils and Restoration of Constructed Wetlands 24. Effects of Restoration on Soils 25. Climate Future and No Analog Ecosystems
How Important are soils?
Dr. John Stantuf is Senior Scientist in the Center for Forest Disturbance Science. The Center is a unit of the Southern Research Station of the US Forest Service.
Dr. Stanturf's major research interests include forest landscape restoration, wind disturbance, climate change adaptation, and bioenergy (short-rotation woody crops).
He is a member of the Society of American Foresters, Soil Science Society of America, International Society of Tropical Foresters, and the Forest History Society.
In addition, Dr. Stanturf is Adjunct Professor of Forestry at Auburn University and Mississippi State University and a PhD supervisor at the Estonian University of Life Sciences.
Callaham, Mac A.
Mac Callaham is a Research Ecologist with the USDA Forest Service's Southern Research Station in Athens, Georgia. He has 25 years' experience of working in soil ecology with projects ranging from agroecology to ecotoxicology to grassland and forest restoration and management. Following graduate school at Kansas State University, he held post-doctoral positions at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2000-01), and with the USDA Forest Service at Clemson University (2001-03). In 2005, Callaham became a Team Leader within the Center for Forest Disturbance Science, a unit of the Forest Service's Southern Research Station
In 2005, Callaham was awarded the Southern Research Station Director's Award for Early Career Scientists. Having long been interested in international research, Callaham was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 2010 to participate in research in southern Brazil with a focus on restoration of Atlantic rainforest ecosystems. In 2014, he received a Visiting Professorship for Senior International Scientists appointment from the Chinese Academy of Sciences to instruct a course on soil ecology at the Northeast Institute for Agroecology and Geography in Changchun, China.
Callaham serves on the editorial board for Applied Soil Ecology, and had been guest editor for peer-reviewed special issues of the journals Pedobiologia, Applied Soil Ecology and Restoration Ecology.