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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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Lal, Rattan (Editor), Lorenz, Klaus (Editor), Hüttl, Reinhard F. (Editor), Schneider, Bernd Uwe (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 2013, 2013
Edition:1st ed. 2013
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Foreword
  • 1 Societal Dependence on Soil’s Ecosystem Services
  • 2 Soils and Ecosystem Services
  • 3 Ecosystem Carbon Sequestration
  • 4 Food Security Through Better Soil Carbon Management
  • 5 Soil Carbon and Water Security
  • 6 Forests, Carbon Pool and Timber Production
  • 7 Ecosystem Carbon and Soil Biodiversity
  • 8 Ecosystem Services and the Global Carbon Cycle
  • 9 Losses of Soil Carbon to the Atmosphere via Inland Surface Waters
  • 10 Why Pests and Disease Regulation Should Concern Mankind
  • 11 Natural Hazards Mitigation Services of Carbon-Rich Ecosystems
  • 12 Safeguarding Regulating and Cultural Ecosystem Services: Degradation and Conservation Status
  • 13 Human Appropriation of Net Primary Production, Stocks and Flows of Carbon, and Biodiversity
  • 14 Soil Carbon and Biofuels
  • 15 Land Degradation and Ecosystem Services
  • 16 The Human Dimensions of Environmental Degradation and Ecosystem Services: Understanding and Solving the Commons Dilemma
  • 17 Soil Organic Carbon, Soil Formation and Soil Fertility
  • 18 Managing Soil Organic Carbon for Advancing Food Security and Strengthening Ecosystem Services in China