Ecology and Management of Forest Soils
Ecology and Management of Forest
Forest soils are the foundation of the entire forest ecosystem and complex, long-term interactions between trees, soil animals, and the microbial community shape soils in was that are very distinct from agricultural soils. The composition, structure, and processes in forest soils at any given time reflect current conditions, as well as the legacies of decades (and even millennia) of interactions that shape each forest soil. Reciprocal interactions are fundamental; vegetation alters soil physical properties, which influence soil biology and chemistry, which in turn influence the growth and success of plants. These dynamic systems may be strongly influenced by intentional and unintentional management, ranging from fire to fertilization. Sustaining the long-term fertility of forest soils depends on insights about a diverse array of soil features and changes over space and time. Since the third edition of this successful book many new interests in forest soils and their management have arisen, including the role of forest soils in sequestering carbon, and how management influences rates of carbon accumulation. This edition also expands the consideration of how soils are sampled and characterized, and how tree species differ in their influence on soil development. Cl...
- Brand: Brand: Wiley-Blackwell
- ASIN: 0470979461
Forest Soils: Properties and Management
Forest Soils: Properties and
Forest soil characteristics are not only unique but their interpretation also differs from cropland soils. Just as there are diverse forest types, there are many soil variants that need different management. Today, forest plantations are being intensively managed for profitable timber, pulpwood and energy production. Site selection, species selection, site productivity evaluation, silvicultural treatments, and soil amendments need crucial soil information. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the physical, chemical and biological properties of forest soils and their implications on forest vegetation. Topics discussed include: major forest types of the world and their associated soils; forest biomass and nutrient dynamics; organic matter turnover and nutrient recycling; forest soil disturbance; forest soil and climate change; and forest soil management and silvicultural treatments.
- ASIN: 3319351966
Soil Ecology in Northern Forests: A Belowground View of a Changing World
Soil Ecology in Northern Forests: A Belowground View
Forest soils form the foundation that underpins the existence of all forests. This book encapsulates soil ecology and functioning in northern forests, focusing on the effects of human activity and climate change. The authors introduce the fundamental principles necessary for studying forest soils, and explain the functioning and mutual influence of all parts of a forest soil ecosystem. A chapter is dedicated to each of soil acidity and heavy metal pollution, elevated carbon dioxide, nitrogen deposition and climate change, highlighting the most important anthropogenic factors influencing forest soil functioning and how these soils are likely to respond to environmental change. With its unique view of the functioning of the soils found under temperate and boreal forests in today's rapidly changing world, this book is of interest to anyone studying forestry and forest ecology in European, North American and North Asian contexts.
- Brand: Brand: Cambridge University Press
- ASIN: 0521714214
Amazonia in the Anthropocene: People, Soils, Plants, Forests
Amazonia in the Anthropocene: People, Soils, Plants,
Widespread human alteration of the planet has led many scholars to claim that we have entered a new epoch in geological time: the Anthropocene, an age dominated by humanity. This ethnography is the first to directly engage the Anthropocene, tackling its problems and paradoxes from the vantage point of the world's largest tropical rainforest. Drawing from extensive ethnographic research, Nicholas Kawa examines how pre-Columbian Amerindians and contemporary rural Amazonians have shaped their environment, describing in vivid detail their use and management of the region's soils, plants, and forests. At the same time, he highlights the ways in which the Amazonian environment resists human manipulation and control—a vital reminder in this time of perceived human dominance. Written in engaging, accessible prose, Amazonia in the Anthropocene offers an innovative contribution to debates about humanity's place on the planet, encouraging deeper ecocentric thinking and a more inclusive vision of ecology for the future.
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Forest Soils: Properties and Processes (Heritage)
Forest Soils: Their Properties and Relation to Silviculture (Classic Reprint)
Forest Soils: Their Properties and Relation to Silviculture
Excerpt from Forest Soils: Their Properties and Relation to SilvicultureWith these innovations in mind, this book was written to meet the requirements of students of forestry and soils, and to be of service to specialists engaged in utilization of forest lands.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Carbon Forms and Functions in Forest Soils
Carbon Forms and Functions in Forest
Soil carbon, perhaps as no other factor, influences soil. It affects plant relationships through its direct and indirect impacts on mineral solubility, exchange capacity, nutrient availability, moisture supply, aggregate formation, and soil erosion. This book focuses on a single factor that in many ways describes, defines, and delineates the study of forest soils as a unique niche in the broader continuum of soil science.Also available: North American Agroforestry: An Integrated Science and Practice - ISBN 0891181423 Roots and SoilManagement: Interactions between Roots and the Soil - ISBN 0891181598 Bioremediation of Contaminated Soils - ISBN 0891181377The American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America are prominent international scientific societies headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. The Societies specialize in peer-reviewed, high-quality science titles for a wide variety of audiences.Some of the many areas we publish in include:-Soils Methods and Management-Crop Development and Improvement-Agrosystem Management and the Global Food Crisis-Environmental Conservation and Climatology
- Brand: Brand: Soil Science Society of America
- ASIN: 0891188185
Properties and Management of Forest Soils
Properties and Management of Forest
Balanced coverage of the principles of soil science and their application to management of forest soils. Topics range from classification systems and biological, physical, and chemical properties of soils, to silviculture and current methods of tree nutrition and fertilization. This edition is updated to include new information on long-term productivity, soil management in different forest types, plus new chapters on tropical forest soils and predicting response to cultural practices.
- ASIN: 0471895725
Forest Soils: Properties and Processes (Heritage)
Forest Soils: Properties and Processes
This is a comprehensive study of forest soils for foresters, wildlife and park managers, ecologists, and others interested in forest soils. It provides a valuable text for introductory and more advanced courses. The first ten chapters deal with basic soil information: texture, structure, and porosity; colour, temperature, and aeration; water; organic content; biological organisms and processes; chemistry; fertility; classification; and surveys. The last six chapters consider the components of the forest soil systems as related processes, discussing roots, fire, and water and nutrient cycles as they exist in natural forests and as they are modified by man. Professor Armson examines the process of forest soil development, and the place of soil as a part of a continuously changing landscape from both the historical and ecological viewpoints. An appendix describes the procedures for soil profile description and sampling. Full bibliographical references are supplied.
- ASIN: 144265144X
Forest Soils Properties
A general overview of soil properties for forest management.
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Healthy Soils Build Healthy Ecosystems
2002. Healthy Soils are the foundation of healthy and productive forest ecosystems. Gary Schmitt, a soil scientist with the USDA Forest Service, presents an overview of forest soils. Topics include: the ingredients of healthy soils, the composition and formation of soils, soil as habitat for man...
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What is Humus-High Organic Matter-Fertile Forest Soil
If you like this video and want to see more, visit http://cleversurvivalist.com. Humus is a high organic matter infused soil. My son and I went to the forest near our house to steal some fertile forest soil, and took some video so you could see the huge difference between my yard that is all cl...
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