Understanding Soils of Mountainous Landscapes
  • Author : Rahul Bhadouria
  • Release Date : 27 January 2023
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Genre : Science
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN 13 : 9780323959261
  • Total Download : 660
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Understanding Soils of Mountainous Landscapes: Sustainable Use of Soil Ecosystem Services and Management focuses on the patterns and processes of mountainous soils, including threats due to the fragile nature of mountain ecosystems, and the conservation and management of soil ecosystem services and restoration processes. The book covers a balanced approach to land and resource management, ensuring that environmentally and socio-culturally sound interventions are developed and applied in the complex geophysical, ecological, and social landscapes of the world's mountain systems. The book provides holistic understanding of mountain soils to help environmental and soil scientists gain insight and develop new problem-solving approaches. With obvious up- and downstream linkages (e.g., a large proportion of urban canters globally depend on water that originates in the mountains) as well as globalization (e.g., continental-scale impacts of air pollution and climate change on glaciers), the long-range success of conservation measures in mountain regions requires that the following discrete but interconnected interventions be pursued concurrently: (1) the protection of biodiversity and ecosystem services, (2) empowerment of mountain communities (including family farming), and (3) elaboration of more thoughtful, context-specific policy environments for sustainable mountain development. Offers comprehensive coverage of all aspects of mountain soils including climate change, ecosystem services, and threats Focuses on exploring the human and anthropogenic challenges associated with the sustainable management of soils in mountain landscapes Includes content on biochar-mediated microbial community dynamics

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