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Soil degradation has serious global impacts on agronomic, economic, and sociopolitical conditions, however, statistics regarding the degree of these impacts has been largely unreliable. This book aims to standardize the methodology for obtaining reliable and objective data on soil degradation. It will also identify and develop criteria for assessing the severity of soil degradation, providing a realistic scenario of the problem.

Contents

INTRODUCTION

Basic Concepts (Degradation, Resilience, Rehabilitation), R. Lal, W.H. Blum, C. Valentin, and B.A. Stewart

SOIL DEGRADATION PROCESSES

Soil Erosion Processes

Water Erosion, J. Laflen and E. Roose

Wind Erosion, E. Skidmore

Erosion Modeling, C. Rose and G. McTainsh

Physical Degradation

Soil Structure, D. Gabriels and R. Horn

Crusting, C. Valentin

Hard Setting, C. Mullins

Soil Compaction, I. Hakansson and W. Voorhees

Chemical Degradation

Soil Organic Matter and Nutrient Depletion, E. Paul

Acidification, M. Sumner

Salt Buildup, I. Szabolcs

Sodic Soils, P. Rengasamy

Soil Pollution and Contamination, T.J. Logan and B.R. Singh

Acid Sulphate Soil, D. Dent and M.E.F. Van Mensvoort

Mineland Degradation, W. Dick et al.

Biological Degradation

Soil Organic Matter and Biomass Carbon, J. Berthelin

DYNAMICS AND MAPPING

Long-Term Characterization: Monitoring and Modeling, J. Bouma

Scaling and Extrapolation, L.T. West

Remote Sensing and GIS, G.W. Petersen

Mapping Soil Degradation at Different Scales, M.R. Hoosbeek et al.

Revisiting GLASOD Methodology, R. Oldeman

Sociological Approach, H.E. Dregne

IMPACT OF SOIL DEGRADATION

Agronomic, R. Lal

Economic, J. Sanders and D. Southgate

Economic Impact of Soil Erosion, P. Crosson

Greenhouse Effect, R. Lal and C. Valentin

Water Quality, G.M. Pierzynski and J.K. Koelliker

CONCLUSIONS

Holistic Approach to Combat Soil Degradation, C. Valentin and R. Lal

Research and Development Priorities, R. Lal, W.H. Blum, C. Valentin, and B.A. Stewart

INDEX

Name: Methods for Assessment of Soil Degradation (Hardback)CRC Press 
Description: By Rattan Lal, Winfried E. H. Blum, C. Valentin, Bobby A. StewartSeries Editor: Bobby A. StewartContributors: Gary M. Pierzynski, Istvan Szabolcs, Calvin Rose, H.E. Dregne, Malcolm E. Sumner, Larry T. West, C. Valentin, Johan Bouma, Bal Ram Singh, P. Rengasamy, Eldor A. Paul, Marcel R. Hoosbeek, R. Horn, C. E. Mullins, D. D. Bosch, L. M. Bresson, Ray B. Bryant, H. P. Collins, Pierre Crosson, D. L. Dent, B. M. Evans, D. Gabriels, I. Hakansson, R. Hartman, G. M. Heittiarachchi, J. K. Koelliker, John M. Laflen, John G. Lee, Egide Nizeyimana, L. R. Oldeman, O. Oenema, G. W. Petersen, Eric J. Roose, John H. Sanders, E. M. A. Smaling, Douglas D. Southgate, Alfred Stein, G. W. J. van Lynden, M. E. F. van Mensvoort, M. M. Villagra, W. B. Voorhees. Soil degradation has serious global impacts on agronomic, economic, and sociopolitical conditions, however, statistics regarding the degree of these impacts has been largely unreliable. This book aims to standardize the methodology for obtaining reliable...
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