Climate Change Impacts on Soil Processes and Ecosystem Properties - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444638656, 9780444638687

Climate Change Impacts on Soil Processes and Ecosystem Properties, Volume 35

1st Edition

Series Volume Editors: William Horwath Yakov Kuzyakov
eBook ISBN: 9780444638687
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444638656
Paperback ISBN: 9780444639509
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 18th October 2018
Page Count: 236
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Table of Contents

1. Global change: definitions, consequences and the future
2. Soils and ancient civilizations
3. Understanding ecosystem transformations through soil processes
4. Role of soil carbon in stabilizing the global carbon cycle
5. Role of mineralogy and climate in the soil carbon cycle
6. Soil microbial diversity and function in a changing world
7. Climate induced change of microbial communities in extreme environments
8. Nitrous oxide production from soils in the future
9. Methane production and consumption from soils and sediments under climate change
10. Future agricultural productivity in climate change impacted soils
11. Climate change impacts on subboreal soils
12. Sustainability of climate change impacted tropical soils
13. Climate change impacts on Mollisols "Breadbasket soils"'
14. Arid soils in an uncertain climate future
15. Soil restoration considerations as climate changes
16. Remote sensing as a tool to assess climate impacted soils
17. Soil research needs in the Anthropocene epoch


Climate Change Impacts on Soil Processes and Ecosystem Properties, Volume 35, presents current and emerging soil science research in the areas of soil processes and climate change, while also evaluating future research needs. The book combines the five areas of soil science (microbiology, physics, fertility, pedology and chemistry) to give a comprehensive assessment. This integration of topics is rarely done in a single publication due to the disciplinary nature of the soil science areas. Users will find it to be a comprehensive resource on the topic.

Key Features

  • Provides an analysis of all areas of soil science in the context of climate change impact on soil processes and ecosystem properties
  • Presents information that is displayed in an accessible form for practitioners and disciplines outside of soil science
  • Contains a concluding section in each chapter which assesses key areas
  • Includes a discussion on future research directions


Academic researchers, practitioners, policy developers


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About the Series Volume Editors

William Horwath Series Volume Editor

Professor Horwath is the recently appointed Series Editor for the Developments in Soil Science series and has published extensively in the soil science discipline, including in areas of physics, chemistry, microbiology, mineralogy and fertility.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, University of California-Davis, USA

Yakov Kuzyakov Series Volume Editor

Professor Kuzyakov is an experienced and well-respected European soil scientist. His areas of expertise include soil ecology and biogeochemistry.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department Head, Soil Science of Temperate Ecosystems and Agricultural Soil Science, University of Gottingen, Germany