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Climate Change and Soil Interactions - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128180327, 9780128180334

Climate Change and Soil Interactions

1st Edition

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Editors: Majeti Narasimha Vara Prasad Marcin Pietrzykowski
Paperback ISBN: 9780128180327
eBook ISBN: 9780128180334
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 2nd March 2020
Page Count: 838
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Climate Change and Soil Interactions examines soil system interactions and conservation strategies regarding the effects of climate change. It presents cutting-edge research in soil carbonization, soil biodiversity, and vegetation. As a resource for strategies in maintaining various interactions for eco-sustainability, topical chapters address microbial response and soil health in relation to climate change, as well as soil improvement practices.

Understanding soil systems, including their various physical, chemical, and biological interactions, is imperative for regaining the vitality of soil system under changing climatic conditions. This book will address the impact of changing climatic conditions on various beneficial interactions operational in soil systems and recommend suitable strategies for maintaining such interactions.

Climate Change and Soil Interactions enables agricultural, ecological, and environmental researchers to obtain up-to-date, state-of-the-art, and authoritative information regarding the impact of changing climatic conditions on various soil interactions and presents information vital to understanding the growing fields of biodiversity, sustainability, and climate change.

Key Features

  • Addresses several sustainable development goals proposed by the UN as part of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development
  • Presents a wide variety of relevant information in a unique style corroborated with factual cases, colour images, and case studies from across the globe
  • Recommends suitable strategies for maintaining soil system interactions under changing climatic conditions


Researchers in the fields of environmental management, climate change, and agricultural management

Table of Contents

1. Soil biodiversity conservation for mitigating climate change
2. Potential changes in forest soil carbon stocks under different climate change scenarios
3. Methane Emission from Unsustainable Crop Production in Nepal: SRI as an option for mitigation
4. Heavy metal mobility in surface water and soil
5. Managing organic amendments in agroecosystems to enhance soil carbon storage and mitigate climate change
6. Seed priming: state of the art and new perspectives in the era of climate change
7. Use of Lysimeter for Monitoring Soil Hydrological Parameters and Nutrient Leaching
8. Consequences of land use changes for soil quality and function, with a focus on the EU and Latin America
9. Soil as a complex ecological system for meeting food and nutritional security
10. Microbial approach for alleviation of potentially toxic elements in agricultural soils
11. Alleviation of soil salinization and the management of saline soils
12. Soil and water soil salinization in the era of climate change
13. Soil salinity risk in a climate change scenario and its effect on crop yield
14. Organic matter decomposition under warming climatic conditions
15. Organic matter decomposition under warming climate conditions
16. Heavy metal mobility in soil under futuristic climatic conditions
17. Sustainability Science - below and above the ground as per the UNDP’s Sustainable Development Goals
18. Hydraulic Properties of Soil under Warming Climate
19. Methane and carbon dioxide release from wetland ecosystems
20. The effect of climate changes on mycorrhizae
21. Exploring soil responses to various organic amendments under dry tropical agro-ecosystems
22. Climate resilient and smart agricultural management tools to cope with climate change induced soil quality decline
23. Plant Soil interactions in the era of climate change
24. Plant soil interactions as a Restoration tool
25. Soil enzymes in a changing climate
26. Soil Health and Climate Change
27. Soil carbon flux / carbon sequestration under warming climate


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About the Editors

Majeti Narasimha Vara Prasad

Majeti Narasimha Vara Prasad is an emeritus professor in the School of Sciences at the University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India. He also taught at the North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India. He has made significant contributions to the field of plant-metal interactions, bioremediation, and bioeconomy. He has also published over 210 research articles in peer-reviewed journals with Google Scholar h-index of 61. He is the author, co-author, editor and co-editor of several books by leading international publishers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor, School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad, India

Marcin Pietrzykowski

Marcin Pietrzykowski is a professor in forestry, forest ecology, and forest land reclamation at the Department of Forest Ecology and Reclamation at the Agricultural University in Krakow, Poland. His principal research focuses on the forestry, forest ecology, and forest land reclamation, especially on mine soil including vegetation relationships, trees species response and to reclaimed mine site conditions, nutrient cycling, carbon sequestration, site classification, and forest management on reclaimed mine sites. In 2013, he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Virginia, United States. He was awarded the European Award for Sustainable Land Use - CULTURA Prize 2015 by Alfred Toepfer Foundation. He is a member in the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, Society of Ecological Restoration, and the Polish Society of Soil Science. He is an author and co-author of over 150 scientific papers and has patented several inventions for biostabilazation methods of post-industrial sites.

Affiliations and Expertise

Agricultural University, Krakow, Poland

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