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Title Recarbonization of the biosphere : ecosystems and the global carbon cycle / Rattan Lal [and others], editors
Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2012


Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 559 pages)
Contents Terrestrial Biosphere as a Source and Sink of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide / Rattan Lal, K. Lorenz, R.F. Hüttl, B.U. Schneider and Joachim von Braun -- Climate Change Mitigation by Managing the Terrestrial Biosphere / Rattan Lal -- Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate in the Anthropocene / K. Lorenz, P.J. Crutzen, Rattan Lal and K. Töpfer -- Historic Changes in Terrestrial Carbon Storage / R.A. Houghton -- Soil Erosion and Soil Organic Carbon Storage on the Chinese Loess Plateau / Ch. Dahlke and H.-R. Bork -- Methane Emissions from China's Natural Wetlands: Measurements, Temporal Variations and Influencing Factors / Xiaoke Wang, Fei Lu and Le Yang -- Accounting More Precisely for Peat and Other Soil Carbon Resources / Hermann F. Jungkunst, Jan Paul Krüger, Felix Heitkamp, Stefan Erasmi and Sabine Fiedler, et al. -- Permafrost -- Physical Aspects, Carbon Cycling, Databases and Uncertainties / Julia Boike, Moritz Langer, Hugues Lantuit, Sina Muster and Kurt Roth, et al. -- Carbon Sequestration in Temperate Forests / Rattan Lal and K. Lorenz -- Decarbonization of the Atmosphere: Role of the Boreal Forest Under Changing Climate / Jagtar Bhatti, Rachhpal Jassal and T. Andy Black -- Recarbonization of the Humid Tropics / Michelle Venter, Oscar Venter, Susan Laurance and Michael Bird -- Carbon Cycling in the Amazon / Carlos Clemente Cerri, Martial Bernoux, Brigitte Josefine Feigl and Carlos Eduardo Pellegrino Cerri -- Grassland Soil Organic Carbon Stocks: Status, Opportunities, Vulnerability / Richard Theodore Conant
Cropland Soil Carbon Dynamics / Klaus Lorenz and Rattan Lal -- The Carbon Cycle in Drylands / Penélope Serrano-Ortiz, Enrique P. Sánchez-Cañete and Cecilio Oyonarte -- Carbonization of Urban Areas / Galina Churkina -- Potential Carbon Emission Trajectories of Shanghai, China from 2007 to 2050 / Ru Guo, Xiaojing Cao, Jing Zhang, Fengting Li and Hongtao Wang -- Processes of Soil Carbon Dynamics and Ecosystem Carbon Cycling in a Changing World / Felix Heitkamp, Anna Jacobs, Hermann F. Jungkunst, Stefanie Heinze and Matthias Wendland, et al. -- Soil Carbon and Nitrogen Interactions and Biosphere-Atmosphere Exchange of Nitrous Oxide and Methane / Klaus Butterbach-Bahl and Michael Dannenmann -- Carbon Storage and Sequestration in Subsoil Horizons: Knowledge, Gaps and Potentials / Cornelia Rumpel, Abad Chabbi and Bernd Marschner -- Transforming Carbon Dioxide from a Liability into an Asset / Carlo Rubbia -- Bioenergy and Biospheric Carbon / Tim Beringer and Wolfgang Lucht -- The Economics of Land and Soil Degradation-Toward an Assessment of the Costs of Inaction / Joachim von Braun and Nicolas Gerber -- Assessment of Carbon Sequestration Potential in Coastal Wetlands / James T. Morris, James Edwards, Stephen Crooks and Enrique Reyes -- Research and Development Priorities Towards Recarbonization of the Biosphere / Rattan Lal, Klaus Lorenz, Reinhard F. Hüttl, Bernd Uwe Schneider and Joachim von Braun
Summary This book describes comprehensively carbon (C) cycle process in global ecosystems and the potential and co-benefits of recarbonization of the biosphere. An ever increasing human population is disposing increasing amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere by land use and land cover changes but most importantly by burning of fossil fuels. This process severely perturbs the natural global C cycles and Earth system processes. Recarbonization of the biosphere is a potential strategy to redistribute C among global pools, and to enhance ocean but most importantly land-based C sinks. Sustainably managed and protected must be, in particular, the large and sensitive C stocks in permafrost, wetlands, peatlands, tropical rainforests and savannas, grasslands, degraded/desertified lands, and croplands. Recarbonization requires long-term management because C stocks grow with a progressive improvement in ecosystem health. Protecting and enhancing land-based C sinks serves food security aside contributing to climate change mitigation and adaptation
Analysis Life sciences
Endangered ecosystems
Urban Ecology
Climatic changes
Terrestial Ecology
Climate Change
carbon cycle
carbon sequestration
climatic change
ecosystem services
Ecology (General)
Ecologie (algemeen)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Carbon cycle (Biogeochemistry) -- Congresses
Carbon sequestration -- Congresses
Environmental sciences -- Congresses
SCIENCE -- Chemistry -- Environmental.
Carbon cycle (Biogeochemistry)
Carbon sequestration.
Environmental sciences.
Earth sciences.
Ecological science, the Biosphere.
Geology & the lithosphere.
Meteorology & climatology.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Actes de congrès.
Form Electronic book
Author Lal, R.
ISBN 9789400741591