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  1. Climate Change and Managed Ecosystems

    Edited by Jagtar Bhatti, Rattan Lal, Michael J. Apps, Mick A. Price

    Featuring contributions from leading experts in the field, Climate Change and Managed Ecosystems examines the effects of global climate change on intensively constructed or reconstructed ecosystems, focusing on land use changes in relation to forestry, agriculture, and wetlands including peatlands....

    Published December 20th 2005 by CRC Press

  2. Soil Erosion and Carbon Dynamics

    Edited by Eric J. Roose, Rattan Lal, Christian Feller, Bernard Barthes, Bobby A. Stewart

    Series: Advances in Soil Science

    The most complete, nonpartisan source of information on this hot agronomic topic available today, this book brings together a diverse group of papers and data to resolve the debate between sedimentologists and soil scientists and agronomists over whether the effects of soil erosion on carbon and...

    Published December 9th 2005 by CRC Press

  3. Climate Change and Global Food Security

    Edited by Rattan Lal, Norman Uphoff, Bobby A. Stewart, David O. Hansen

    Series: Books in Soils, Plants, and the Environment

    In order to feed their burgeoning populations, developing nations will need to double cereal production by the year 2050. This increase will have to come from existing land, as little potential exists for bringing new land under cultivation -- a daunting prospect when one realizes that increased...

    Published May 26th 2005 by CRC Press

  4. Principles of Soil Physics

    By Rattan Lal, Manoj K. Shukla

    Series: Books in Soils, Plants, and the Environment

    Principles of Soil Physics examines the impact of the physical, mechanical, and hydrological properties and processes of soil on agricultural production, the environment, and sustainable use of natural resources. The text incorporates valuable assessment methods, graphs, problem sets, and tables...

    Published May 28th 2004 by CRC Press

  5. Sustainable Agriculture and the International Rice-Wheat System

    Edited by Rattan Lal, Peter R. Hobbs, Norman Uphoff, Rattan Lal

    Series: Books in Soils, Plants, and the Environment

    Addressing a topic of major importance to the maintenance of world food supplies, this reference identifies knowledge gaps, defines priorities, and formulates recommendations for the improvement of the rice-wheat farming system. The book reveals new systems of rice intensification and management...

    Published May 24th 2004 by CRC Press

  6. Soil Degradation in the United States

    Extent, Severity, and Trends

    By Rattan Lal, Rattan Lal, Thomas Iivari, John M. Kimble

    Soil Degradation in the United States: Extent, Severity, and Trends examines the magnitude and severity of soil degradation by different processes in the U.S., including water erosion, wind erosion, C depletion, soil compaction, salt build-up, and soil contamination. In addition, it addresses...

    Published September 25th 2003 by CRC Press

  7. The Potential of U.S. Forest Soils to Sequester Carbon and Mitigate the Greenhouse Effect

    Edited by John M. Kimble, Rattan Lal, Richard Birdsey, Linda S. Heath

    Much attention has been given to above ground biomass and its potential as a carbon sink, but in a mature forest ecosystem 40 to 60 percent of the stored carbon is below ground. As increasing numbers of forests are managed in a wide diversity of climates and soils, the importance of forest soils as...

    Published September 25th 2002 by CRC Press

  8. Food Security and Environmental Quality in the Developing World

    Edited by Rattan Lal, David O. Hansen, Norman Uphoff, Rattan Lal

    Can developing countries meet the food requirements of their growing populations without jeopardizing a natural resource base that is already under great stress?Can increases in food production achieved in the past two decades be sustained in the next two decades?Can developing countries achieve...

    Published July 29th 2002 by CRC Press

  9. Agricultural Practices and Policies for Carbon Sequestration in Soil

    Edited by John M. Kimble, Rattan Lal, Ronald F. Follett

    The potential to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and global climate change is one factor driving agricultural policy development of programs that might pay farmers for practices with a high potential to sequester carbon. With chapters by economists, policy makers, farmers, land managers, energy...

    Published February 14th 2002 by CRC Press

  10. Integrated Watershed Management in the Global Ecosystem

    Edited by Rattan Lal

    Focusing on the technical, social, and economic issues involved in watershed management, this interdisciplinary author team focuses on bettering land use practices and the condition of soil water resources.Integrated Watershed Management in the Global Ecosystem is a volume composed from an...

    Published August 23rd 1999 by CRC Press

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