Ecosystem Services and Carbon Sequestration in the Biosphere

This book describes comprehensively potential, co-benefits and drawbacks of carbon (C) sequestration for ecosystem services. Soil generates numerous ecosystem services for human wellbeing and ecological functions. The services discussed include provisional (feed, food, timber, biofuel), regulating (...

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Other Authors: Lal, Rattan (Editor), Lorenz, Klaus (Editor), Hüttl, Reinhard F. (Editor), Schneider, Bernd Uwe (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 2013, 2013
Edition:1st ed. 2013
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This book describes comprehensively potential, co-benefits and drawbacks of carbon (C) sequestration for ecosystem services. Soil generates numerous ecosystem services for human wellbeing and ecological functions. The services discussed include provisional (feed, food, timber, biofuel), regulating (carbon sequestration, pests, diseases), cultural, and supporting (soil formation, nutrient cycling) services. 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 with possible feedback on soil-based ecosystem services. Land use and soil management can degrade soil quality, and either reduce quantity and quality of ecosystem services or lead to disservices and create large ecological footprint. Thus, trade-offs between carbon sequestration and ecosystem services must be considered when incentivizing land managers through payments for ecosystem services. Together with sustainable management of land-based C sinks for climate change adaptation and mitigation this will minimize the risks of recarbonization of the biosphere for ecological functions and human wellbeing
Physical Description:X, 464 p online resource
ISBN:9789400764552