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Cover for Acidification of tropical soils under forest and continuous cropping in Thailand and Indonesia.

In the present study, the effects of continuous cropping on soil acidification were assessed by quantifying proton budgets in a soil-vegetation system including solute leaching, vegetation uptake and soil organic matter (SOM) decomposition in croplands and adjacent forests in Thailand and...

Author(s)
Fujii, K.; Hayakawa, C.; Funakawa, S.; Kosaki, T.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642109)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Opportunities for capture of deep soil nutrients.

This paper discusses the mechanisms by which nutrients occur in deep layers which include downward leaching of mobile nutrients, biological breakdown of soil organic matter and chemical breakdown of minerals. Soil nutrients not accessible to annual crops can be extracted by perennials through two...

Author(s)
Buresh, R. J.; Rowe, E. C.; Livesley, S. J.; Cadisch, G.; Mafongoya, P.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996738)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Soil biodiversity and food webs.

This paper discusses the effects of land use practices and land use change on soil biota (fungi, bacteria, protists and representatives of the majority of terrestrial invertebrate phyla) and the consequences this may have for internal regulation of below-ground biodiversity by representatives...

Author(s)
Susilo, F. X.; Neutel, A. M.; Noordwijk, M. van; Hairiah, K.; Brown, G.; Swift, M. J.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996738)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The potential impact of global change on surface erosion from forest lands in Asia.

The potential impacts of global change on forest cover throughout tropical Asia as well as influence of these changes on surface erosion by wind and water are discussed. Forests basically play two roles in the global warming phenomenon. First, forests have a passive role as the impact of global...

Author(s)
Lo, K. F. A.; Cai QiangGuo
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995984)
Type
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