Carbon Sequestration in Soils of Latin America

 
 
Food Products Press,U.S.
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  • erscheint ca. am 20. Juni 2008
 
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  • Softcover
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  • 554 Seiten
978-1-56022-137-1 (ISBN)
 
Discover the latest available knowledge on ways to reduce CO2 in the atmosphere!

The problem of quickly mounting CO2 emissions in the fast-developing Latin American region was addressed in a symposium held in Piracicaba, Brazil, in June 2004. Carbon Sequestration in Soils of Latin America presents the latest available knowledge in soil C sequestration and improved land and soil management which can also lead to other positive effects, such as greater fertility of soil and higher crop yields. This text, in easy-to-understand language, comprehensively reviews ways to best transform various soils from being a source of carbon released into the atmosphere to become a sink for carbon absorption.

Carbon Sequestration in Soils of Latin America presents a full-rounded explanation of this information in four sections. The first section gives detailed background information about the region, its climate, and the differing soils, along with basic concepts behind the science. The second section describes recommended management practices and rates of soil C sequestration. The third section thoroughly deals with methods of assessment of soil C. The last section provides a summary of recommendations for further research and development. The book is extensively referenced and contains numerous figures, tables, and photographs.

Topics in Carbon Sequestration in Soils of Latin America include:

- soil eco-regions and principal biomes of Latin America

- soil carbon stock in principal ecosystems of Latin America

- rates of carbon sequestration in different eco-regions for predominant land use and management

- the role of the Amazon region in mitigating climate change

- the importance of tropical savannas of Latin America in mitigating global warming

- innovative methods of assessment of soil carbon pool

- trading carbon credits

- designing pilot soil carbon sequestration projects

- potential of soil carbon sequestration in Latin America

- priorities and recommendations for future research

Carbon Sequestration in Soils of Latin America is a comprehensive, essential resource for land managers, policymakers, educators, students, and researchers.
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- About the Editors

- Contributors

- Preface

- PART I. PHYSIOGRAPHY AND BACKGROUND

- Chapter 1. Soil Ecoregions in Latin America (Boris Volkoff and Martial Bernoux)

- Introduction

- Continental Parameters

- The Biophysical or Natural Environment

- Soil Regions in Latin America

- Conclusion

- Chapter 2. Challenges and Opportunities of Soil Carbon Sequestration in Latin America (C. C. Cerri, M. Bernoux, C. E. P. Cerri, and R. Lal)

- Introduction

- Soil Carbon Stock Estimation Under Native Vegetation

- Changes of Soil Carbon Stocks upon Land-Use Change

- Final Considerations and Conclusions

- Chapter 3. Soil Carbon Sequestration in Latin America (R. Lal)

- Introduction

- Terrestrial Carbon Pool

- Soil Carbon Sequestration

- Soil Carbon Sink Capacity

- Rate of Soil Organic Carbon Sequestration

- Opportunities of Soil Carbon Sequestration in Latin America

- Conclusions

- Chapter 4. Soil Carbon Stocks in Soil Ecoregions of Latin America (Martial Bernoux and Boris Volkoff)

- Introduction

- Present Land Use and Estimates of Soil Carbon Stocks Impacted by Agricultural Activities

- Conclusion

- PART II. SOIL CARBON SEQUESTRATION IN DIFFERENT BIOMES OF LATIN AMERICA

- Chapter 5. Soil Carbon Sequestration in Western Mountain Ridges and Deserts of South America (D. Gómez, C. Balbontín, A. Monterroso, and J. D. Etchevers)

- Introduction

- General Characteristics of Biome B by Country

- Land Use and Land-Use Change in Biome B

- Soil Degradation in Biome B

- Soil Carbon Storage in Biome B

- Conclusions

- Chapter 6. Carbon Sequestration in Soils of the Western Mountain Ridges and Deserts of Argentina (R. A. Rosell and J. A. Galantini)

- Introduction

- Biome B of Argentina

- Management of Soil Organic Carbon Under Different Environments

- Estimated Potential of Carbon Sequestration

- Conclusions

- Chapter 7. Soil Carbon Sequestration in Mexico and Central America (Biome A) (J. D. Etchevers, O. Masera, C. Balbontín, D. Gómez, A. Monterroso, R. Martínez, M. Acosta, M. Martínez, and C. Ortiz)

- Introduction

- Land Use and Land-Use Change in Mexico and Central America

- Soil Degradation in Mexico and Central America

- Carbon Stocks in Soils of Mexico

- Potential Soil Carbon Sequestration and Land-Use Change

- Conclusions

- Chapter 8. Potential of Soil Carbon Sequestration in Costa Rica (Alfredo Alvarado)

- Introduction

- Soil Organic Matter As Affected by Life Zone

- Soil Organic Matter As Affected by Type of Soil

- Turnover of Soil Organic Matter Aboveground

- Turnover of Soil Organic Matter Belowground

- Soil Organic Matter and Ecosystem Management

- Considerations About Soil Organic Matter Determination

- Soil Organic Matter Stock in Costa Rica

- Chapter 9. Above- and Belowground Carbon Sequestration Under Various Land-Use Systems and Soil Types in Costa Rica (J. J. Jiménez and R. Lal)

- Introduction

- Costa Rica: Overview

- Potential Terrestrial Carbon Sequestration in Costa Rica

- Carbon Sequestration in Aboveground Biomass

- Potential of Carbon Sequestration in Costa Rica

- Conclusions

- Chapter 10. Soil Organic Carbon Sequestration in the Caribbean (C. Feller, E. Blanchart, C. Clermont-Dauphin, Y. M. Cabidoche, C. Venkatapen, C. E. P. Cerri, A. Albrecht, T. Chevallier,
D. Arrouays, M. C. Larré-Larrouy, and M. Bernoux)

- Introduction

- Population and Land Use

- Soils of Biome C: Types, Distributi

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