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Understanding Soil Change: Soil Sustainability over Millennia, Centuries, and Decades (Hardback)
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Understanding Soil Change: Soil Sustainability over Millennia, Centuries, and Decades (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 14/06/2001
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Across the world, soils are managed with an intensity and at a geographic scale never before attempted, yet we know remarkably little about how and why managed soils change through time. Understanding Soil Change explores a legacy of soil change in south-eastern North America, a region of global ecologic, agricultural and forestry significance: from the acidic soils of primary hardwood forests that covered the region until about 1800, through the marked transformations affected by long-cultivated cotton, to contemporary soils of rapidly growing and intensively managed pine forests. These well-documented records significantly enrich the science of ecology and pedology, and provide valuable lessons for land management throughout the world. The book calls for the establishment of a global network of soil-ecosystem studies, like the invaluable Calhoun study on which the book is based, to provide further information on sustainable land management, vital as human demands on soil continue to increase.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521771719
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 560 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 16 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Many ecologists will find this book useful for both their teaching and their research efforts.' Tim Seastedt, Trends in Ecology and Evolution
'This marvelous little book tells the story of southeastern US ecosystems from the perspective of soil changes over time scales of decades, centuries and millennia ... This book fills an important niche in the biogeochemical literature ... This study shows the importance of an integrated appraisal of soil dynamics in ecosystem function, and demonstrates the increasing maturity of soil science.' David Schimel, Nature
'... Richter and Markewitz provide a grand tour for scientists and students of other disciplines.' Wayne M. Getz, The Quarterly Review of Biology
'... a worthy addition to any private or library collection.' Restoration Ecology

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