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Main Title Soil Security for Ecosystem Management Mediterranean Soil Ecosystems 1 / [electronic resource] :
Author Kapur, Selim.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Ersahin, Sabit.
Publisher Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2014
Call Number GE220
ISBN 9783319006994
Subjects Environmental sciences. ; Environmental law. ; Environmental management. ; Soil conservation.
Internet Access
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Collation XII, 167 p. 57 illus., 37 illus. in color. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Managing Terrestrial Carbon in a Changing Climate -- Land Degradation and Security Linkages in the Mediterranean Region -- Role of soil information in Land Degradation and Desertification mapping -- Pedoenvironments of the Mediterranean countries. Resources and threats -- Carbon Cycle and Sequestration in Terrestrial Ecosystems with Specific Reference to Mediterranean and Boreal Regions -- Soil and Terroir -- Polygenic red calcic soils in coastal Middle Palaeolithic environments, Israel: taxonomy and pedosedimentary reconstructions. The term "Soil Security" is used in the context of maintaining the quality and quantity of soil needed in order to ensure continuous supplies of food and fresh water for our society. Topics in this unique book on the management of soil sustainability in the Mediterranean region include: soil information, land degradation, land desertification, pedoenvironments, and the carbon cycle and sequestration. One main focus of the book is the description of new approaches that have been adapted with regards to interdisciplinary soil ecosystem management to combat and mitigate desertification. The contributing authors are renowned experts in their fields which cover the subjects on traditional as well as innovative land use and management.