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Land-Use Change Impacts on Soil Processes

Land-Use Change Impacts on Soil Processes

Tropical and Savannah Ecosystems

Edited by F Brearley, Manchester Metropolitan University, A Thomas, Aberystwyth University, UK

September 2015 / Hardback / 200 Pages / 9781780642109 £75.00 / €100.00 / $145.00
With 10% online discount: £67.50 / €90.00 / $130.50
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Main Description

This book examines the effects that land-use changes (notably agricultural intensification, logging, soil erosion, urbanisation and mining) have on soil characteristics and processes in tropical and savannah environments. It covers a range of geographical regions and environments as impacts of land use change are often site specific. The effects of land use change on various aspects of the soil ecosystem from both a chemical and biological perspective will be examined.

  • 1: Land-use Change Impacts on Soil Processes in Tropical and Savannah Ecosystems: An Introduction
  • 2: Effects of Land-use Changes on Biochemical and Microbial Parameters in Soils of the Andaman Islands, India
  • 3: Evaluating the Impact of Oil Palm Agriculture and Logging on Soil Microbial Communities in South-east Asia
  • 4: Microbial Functioning in Response to a Simulated Drought in Malaysian Rain Forest and Oil Palm Soils
  • 5: Impact of Land-use Changes in the Amazon on Bacterial Diversity, Composition and Distribution
  • 6: Acidification of Tropical Soils under Forest and Continuous Cropping in Thailand and Indonesia
  • 7: The Importance of Soil Quality in the Safe Practice of Urban Agriculture in Zimbabwe, Kenya and South Africa
  • 8: Urbanisation and Soil Nutrient Challenges and Opportunities: Lessons from Malawian Cities
  • 9: Impact of Gold Mining on Mercury Contamination and Soil Degradation in Amazonian Ecosystems of French Guiana
  • 10: Erosion and Sedimentation Effects on Soil Organic Carbon Redistribution in a Complex Landscape in Western Ecuador
  • 11: Pastoralism and Kalahari Rangeland Soils
  • 12: Changes in Soil Properties with Sugarcane Cropping in Mauritius
  • 13: Patterns and Drivers of Soil Carbon Stocks And Isotopic Composition in Secondary Tropical Dry Forests of Costa Rica
  • 14: Conversion of Pastures into Tectona grandis Plantations in Western Panamá: Effects on Soil Properties and the Mechanisms Underlying these Changes
  • 15: Land-use Change Impacts on Soil Processes in Tropical and Savannah Ecosystems: Emerging Themes and Future Research Directions

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