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Cover for The rhizospheres of arid and semi-arid ecosystems are a source of microorganisms with growth-promoting potential.

This chapter discusses extremophile microorganisms, which have recently drawn attention for their unique adaptability mechanisms to tolerate extreme environmental changes. Nevertheless, a more comprehensive understanding of the genetics, biochemistry and physiology of these organisms is necessary...

Author(s)
Salazar-Badillo, F. B.; Salas-Muñoz, S.; Mauricio-Castillo, J. A.; Sáenz-Mata, J.; Mendoza-Mendoza, A.; Nieto-Jacobo, M. F.; Steyaert, J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390325)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Current soil carbon loss and land degradation globally: where are the hotspots and why there?

Global soils store in their first metre three times more carbon than all forest biomass of the world combined, and double the CO2 content of the atmosphere. The natural soil carbon density is controlled by climate, soil properties and vegetation. Land-use intensity, drainage conditions and soil...

Author(s)
Joosten, H.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645322)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Zooming in on the global hotspots of rainfed agriculture in water-constrained environments.

This chapter identifies the global hotspots for combined water stress and rainfed agricultural land use. Focus is given on dry subhumid, semiarid and arid zones. Moreover, the relationship between poverty and hydroclimate is discussed.

Author(s)
Rockström, J.; Karlberg, L.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933890)
Type
Book chapter