Soil Degradation, Restoration and Management in a Global Change Context

Soil Degradation, Restoration and Management in a Global Change Context

1st Edition - October 28, 2019

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  • Editor: Paulo Pereira
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128164150
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128164167

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Description

Soil Degradation, Restoration and Management in a Global Change Context, volume four in the Advances in Chemical Pollution, Environmental Management and Protection series, explores a wide breadth of emerging and state-of-the-art technologies and provides the best practices to manage soils affected by degradation. Soils are the base of life, thus a sustainable soil management is crucial in a context of global environmental change. Chapters in this new release include Soil degradation, processes, future treats and possible solutions, Agriculture and grazing environments, Abandoned and afforested lands, Environments affected by fire, Mining environments, Urban areas, and Lands affected by war.

Key Features

  • Covers a wide breadth of emerging and state-of-the-art technologies
  • Includes contributions from an international board of authors
  • Provides a comprehensive set of reviews
  • Synthesizes all aspects involved in soil degradation

Readership

Students and professionals from both soil science and land management fields, professionals in Geography, Ecology, Environmental Science, Spatial planning, Agriculture, Agronomy, Biology and Engineering

Table of Contents

  • 1. To whom the burden of soil degradation and management concerns
    Amber M. Bateman and Miriam Muñoz-Rojas
    2. Agriculture and grazing environments
    Igor Bogunovic, Manuel Pulido Fernandez, Ivica Kisic, and Maria Burguet Marimon
    3. Soil degradation, restoration and management in abandoned and afforested lands
    Teodoro Lasanta, José Arnaez, and Estela Nadal-Romero
    4. Environments affected by fire
    Paulo Pereira, Juan F. Martínez-Murillo, and Marcos Francos
    5. Mining environments
    María Gabarrón, Raúl Zornoza, Jose A. Acosta, Ángel Faz, and Silvia Martínez-Martínez
    6. Urban areas
    Carla S.S. Ferreira, Zahra Kalantari, Luca Salvati, Loredana Canfora, Ilaria Zambon, and Rory P.D. Walsh

Product details

  • No. of pages: 536
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: October 28, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128164150
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128164167

About the Serial Volume Editor

Paulo Pereira

Paulo Pereira
Prof. Pereira holds a PhD in Physical Geography from the University of Barcelona. He has previous experience working on spatial modelling of environmental variables and applying these results to sustainable landscape planning. Prof. Pereira was awarded the outstanding young scientist award from the Soil System Sciences Division (European Geoscience Union) and he is an Editor and has been Guest Editor of various prestigious journals in the field of environment and soil science (Land Degradation and Development, Science of the Total Environment, Geoderma, Catena and Journal of Soils and Sediments).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Environmental Management Center, Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania

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