Advances in Understanding Soil Degradation


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Advances in Understanding Soil Degradation Editors: Frank Eulenstein, Anton Lavrishchev, Lothar Mueller, Elmira Saljnikov Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Springer Nature Switzerland AG
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Pages: 796 Illustrations and other contents: 220 Illustrations, color; 44 Illustrations, black and white; VIII, 796 p. 264 illus., 220 illus. in color. Language: English ISBN: 9783030856847 Categories: , , ,

This book informs about knowledge gain in soil and land degradation to reduce or prevent it for meeting the mission of the Sustainable Developments Goals of the United Nations. Essence, extent, monitoring methods and implications for ecosystem functioning of main soil degradation types are characterized in overview chapters and case studies. Challenges, approaches and data towards identification of degradation in the frame of improving functionality, health and multiple ecosystem services of soil are demonstrated in the studies of international expert teams. The book consists of five parts, containing 5-12 single chapters each and 36 in total. Parts are explaining (I) Concepts and Indicators, (II) Soil Erosion and Compaction, (III) Soil Contamination, (IV) Soil Carbon and Fertility Monitoring and (V) Soil Survey and Mapping of Degradation The primary audience of this book are scientists of different disciplines, decision-makers, farmers and further informed people dealing with sustainable management of soil and land.

Weight1.194 kg


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