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Cover for Current soil carbon loss and land degradation globally: where are the hotspots and why there?

Global soils store in their first metre three times more carbon than all forest biomass of the world combined, and double the CO2 content of the atmosphere. The natural soil carbon density is controlled by climate, soil properties and vegetation. Land-use intensity, drainage conditions and soil...

Author(s)
Joosten, H.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645322)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Soil carbon transition curves: reversal of land degradation through management of soil organic matter for multiple benefits.

Soils provide important ecosystem services at the local, landscape and global level. They provide the basis for crop, livestock and forestry production and help mitigate climate change by storing carbon. With expectations of a growing bioenergy supply to meet global energy demand added to the...

Author(s)
Noordwijk, M. van; Goverse, T.; Ballabio, C.; Banwart, S. A.; Bhattacharyya, T.; Goldhaber, M.; Nikolaidis, N.; Noellemeyer, E.; Zhao YongCun
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645322)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Rangeland degradation and recovery in China's pastoral lands.

This book provides reference material for those responsible for grazing land management in China and its long-term consequences (environmental, social and economic). It responds to the urgent need to collate and review some of the major degradation experienced in China's vast pastoral lands. An...

Author(s)
Squires, V. R.; Lu XinShi; Lu Qi; Wang Tao; Yang YouLin
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934965)
Type
Book
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Cover for The mechanisms of soil erosion processes by wind and water in Chinese rangelands.

This chapter discusses the mechanisms of soil erosion by wind and water in rangelands, including natural and other factors influencing soil erosion processes, especially human activities. Finally, a review of available desertification control technologies in north China, including biological,...

Author(s)
Zhou ZhiYu; Ma Bin
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934965)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Land use change in tropical watersheds: evidence, causes and remedies.

This book studies land use change in tropical landscapes, with particular emphasis on the economic processes that influence rates of land degradation and forest clearing. Multidisciplinary contributions draw lessons from data collected between 1992 and 2004 in the Manupali watershed in southern...

Author(s)
Coxhead, I.; Shively, G.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999128)
Type
Book
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Cover for How do national markets and price policies affect land use at the forest margin? Evidence from the Philippines.

This chapter uses time series data (1994-99) from local and regional agricultural markets to show how national markets have shaped incentives for agricultural expansion and resource allocation at the forest margin of Manupali watershed in Lantapan municipality, Bukidnon, Philippines. It is shown...

Author(s)
Coxhead, I.; Rola, A. C.; Kim, K.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999128)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Economic incentives and agricultural outcomes in upland settings.

This chapter presents a framework for measuring the changes in economic and environmental outcomes that occur in watersheds subject to land degradation, both in partial and in general equilibrium. This framework is used to calculate changes in upland land degradation due to changes in economic...

Author(s)
Coxhead, I.; Shively, G.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999128)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Climate change related to erosion and desertification: 1. Mediterranean Europe.

The combination of recent volcanic eruptions, frequent tectonic adjustments, weak sedimentary deposits and associated soils, and frequent high-intensity storms make the Mediterranean basin vulnerable to surface erosion by water and related climate changes. The region has experienced a long history...

Author(s)
Rodolfi, G.; Zanchi, C.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995984)
Type
Book chapter

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