PIK W 111-15-0100
Description / Table of Contents:
Contents: Part I: Introduction, Overview and Integration ; 1. The global challenge for soil carbon ; 2. Soil carbon, a critical natural resource: Wide-scale goals, urgent actions ; 3. Soil carbon transition curves: reversal of land degradation through management of soil organic matter for multiple benefits ; 4. From potential to implementation: An innovation framework to realise the benefits of soil carbon ; 5. A strategy for taking soil carbon into the policy arena ; Part II: Soil Carbon in Earths Life Support System ; 6. Soil formation ; 7. Soil carbon dynamics and nutrient cycling ; 8. Soil hydrology and reactive transport of carbon and nitrogen in a multi-scale landscape ; Part III: The Multiple Benefits of Soil Carbon ; 9. Climate change mitigation ; 10. Soil carbon and agricultural productivity: Perspectives from sub-Saharan Africa ; 11. Soil as a support of biodiversity and functions ; 12. Water supply and quality ; 13. Wind erosion of agricultural soils and the carbon cycle ; 14. Historical and sociocultural aspects of soil organic matter and soil organic carbon benefits ; 15. The economic value of soil carbon ; Part IV: Quantification and Reporting of Soil Carbon ; 16. Measuring and monitoring soil carbon ; 17. Modelling soil carbon ; 18. Valuation approaches for soil carbon ; Part V: Influence of Human Activity on Soil Carbon ; 19. Current soil carbon loss and land degradation globally: Where are the hotspots and why there? ; 20. Climate change and soil carbon impacts ; 21. Impacts of land-use change on carbon stocks and dynamics in central-southern South American biomes: Cerrado, Atlantic forest and southern grasslands. ; Part VI: Managing Soil Carbon for Multiple Benefits ; 22. Basic principles of soil carbon management for multiple ecosystem benefits ; 23. Managing soil carbon for multiple ecosystems benefits: positive exemplars - Latin America ; 24. Managing soil carbon for multiple benefits: positive exemplars - North America ; 25. Managing soil carbon in Europe: paludicultures as a new perspective for peatlands ; 26. Managing soil organic carbon for multiple benefits: The case of Africa ; 27. Benefits of SOM in agro-ecosystems: A case of China ; 28. Assessment of organic carbon status in Indian soils ; Part VII: Governance of Soil Carbon ; 29. Policy frameworks ; 30. National implementation case study: China ; 31. Avoided land degradation and enhanced soil C storage: Is there a role for carbon markets?
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SCOPE series 71