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Cover for Patterns and drivers of soil carbon stocks and isotopic composition in secondary tropical dry forests of Costa Rica.

In this study a space-for-time substitution, also known as a chronosequence, was used to understand how forest regeneration on previously grazed or cropped lands affected surface soil C in patches of seasonally dry tropical forest in two conservation areas in north-western Costa Rica, Area de...

Author(s)
Powers, J. S.; Manning, D. W. P.; Becknell, J. M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642109)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Soil carbon transition curves: reversal of land degradation through management of soil organic matter for multiple benefits.

Soils provide important ecosystem services at the local, landscape and global level. They provide the basis for crop, livestock and forestry production and help mitigate climate change by storing carbon. With expectations of a growing bioenergy supply to meet global energy demand added to the...

Author(s)
Noordwijk, M. van; Goverse, T.; Ballabio, C.; Banwart, S. A.; Bhattacharyya, T.; Goldhaber, M.; Nikolaidis, N.; Noellemeyer, E.; Zhao YongCun
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645322)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change mitigation.

Terrestrial ecosystems play a major role in regulating the concentrations of three greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4 and N2O), of which CO2 is the most important in terms of the impact on the global radiative balance. Soils play a major role in the global carbon (C) cycle and CO2 dynamics; thus,...

Author(s)
Bernoux, M.; Paustian, K.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645322)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Impacts of land-use change on carbon stocks and dynamics in central-southern South American biomes: Cerrado, Atlantic Forest and Southern Grasslands.

Land-use changes (LUC) are one of most significant global change processes of the current era, with noticeable consequences on habitat loss, due mainly to agricultural expansion and urbanization. The carbon cycle dynamics can be affected significantly by LUC, with impacts on carbon sequestration...

Author(s)
Coutinho, H. L. C.; Noellemeyer, E.; Balieiro, F. de C.; Piñeiro, G.; Fidalgo, E. C. C.; Martius, C.; Silva, C. F. da
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645322)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Grassland productivity and ecosystem services.

This book contains 28 chapters with emphasis on the interactive nature of the relationships between the soil, plant, animal and environmental components of grassland systems, both natural and managed. It analyses the present knowledge and the future trends of research for combining the classical...

Author(s)
Lemaire, G.; Hodgson, J.; Chabbi, A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938093)
Type
Book
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Cover for Carbon storage and organic matter dynamics in grassland soils.

This chapter provides an overview about possible soil organic carbon stabilization and destabilization mechanisms under contrasting grassland management (grazing versus mowing). The specific processes operating in grassland soils are compared with those under other land uses. Moreover, the...

Author(s)
Rumpel, C.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938093)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Managing C and N in grassland systems: the adaptive cycle theory perspective.

This chapter explores the C and N cycles and their coupling-decoupling processes across grassland management systems, with particular focus on the patchiness nature of grassland areas. It also discusses how this patchiness of the nutrient supply and demand differs and affects four types of managed...

Author(s)
Bol, R.; Dunn, R. M.; Pilgrim, E. S.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938093)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Managing mineral N leaching in grassland systems.

This chapter discusses the main drivers and extent of N losses by leaching of mineral N (inorganic N as ammonium, nitrite and nitrate) and the effect of management practices on reducing N leaching from grasslands, with emphasis on grazed systems. The main drivers of the potential for mineral N...

Author(s)
Ledgard, S. F.; Luo, J.; Monaghan, R. M.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938093)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Soil microbial diversity in grasslands and its importance for grassland functioning and services.

This chapter contributes to understanding the role and impact of soil microbe populations and communities, in the light of the new molecular technologies that allow analysis of the diversity of these microbes and their functional role in C and N cycles. It also discusses the importance of soil...

Author(s)
Roux, X. le; Recous, S.; Attard, E.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938093)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Soil fauna diversity and ecosystem functions in grasslands.

This chapter discusses the importance and role of soil animal diversity in grasslands, with great emphasis on the effect of grassland management on soil fauna communities, on the responses of soil diversity to successional gradients, and the role of soil ecosystem engineers on grassland ecosystem...

Author(s)
Decaëns, T.; Lavelle, P.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938093)
Type
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