Soil Carbon in Sensitive European Ecosystems: From Science to Land Management
ISBN/ASIN: 9781119970019,9781119970255 | 2011 | English | pdf | 299/299 pages | 10.3 Mb
Soil Carbon in Sensitive European Ecosystems – From Science to Land Management is a comprehensive overview of the latest research in this field drawn together by a network of scientists from across Europe. Soil carbon assessments are crucial at present to our understanding of the dynamics of terrestrial ecosystems and our ability to assess implications for the global carbon exchange and its consequences on the future climate.
This book focuses primarily on ecosystems and their soil carbon stocks. The book identifies three key sensitive ecosystems within Europe: Mediterranean Forest and Agricultural Systems; Mountains; and Peatland.
Contributors include those currently working for the European research programme, COST Action 639 BurnOut (www.cost639.net; 2006-2010).
COST Action 639 emerged from a demand from policy makers in Europe for more detailed information on soil carbon dynamics. The cooperation between experts for reporting and experts for soil dynamics is the focus of the book. This book seeks to provide an up-to-date account on the state-of-the-art research within this topical field.
Chapter 1 Introduction to Carbon in Sensitive European Ecosystems: From Science to Land Management (pages 1–12): Robert Jandl and Mats Olsson
Chapter 2 Hot Spots and Hot Moments for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Soils (pages 13–32): Frank Hagedorn and Pat Bellamy
Chapter 3 Land?Use Change Effects on Soil Carbon Stocks in Temperate Regions – Development of Carbon Response Functions (pages 33–48): Lars Vesterdal, Jens Leifeld, Christopher Poeplau, Axel Don and Bas van Wesemael
Chapter 4 Carbon in European Soils (pages 49–84): Rainer Baritz, Dietmar Zirlewagen, Robert Jones, Dominique Arrouays, Roland Hiederer, Marion Schrumpf and Winfried Riek
Chapter 5 Ecosystem Disturbance and Soil Organic Carbon – A Review (pages 85–117): Helga Van Miegroet and Mats Olsson
Chapter 6 Mountain Soils in a Changing Climate – Vulnerability of Carbon Stocks and Ecosystem Feedbacks (pages 118–148): Sofie Sjogersten, Christine Alewell, Lauric Cecillon, Frank Hagedorn, Robert Jandl, Jens Leifeld, Vegard Martinsen, Andreas Schindlbacher, M. ?Teresa Sebastia and Helga Van Miegroet
Chapter 7 Greenhouse Gas Balance in Disturbed Peatlands (pages 149–174): Jukka Alm, Kenneth A. Byrne, Ciara Hayes, Jens Leifeld and Narasinha J. Shurpali
Chapter 8 Soil Carbon in Mediterranean Ecosystems and Related Management Problems (pages 175–218): Mirco Rodeghiero, Agustin Rubio, Eugenio Diaz?Pines, Joan Romanya, Sara Maranon?Jimenez, Guy J. Levy, Ana Patricia Fernandez?Getino, Maria Teresa Sebastia, Theodore Karyotis, Tommaso Chiti, Costantino Sirca, Afonso Martins, Manuel Madeira, Miglena Zhiyanski, Luciano Gristina and Tommaso La Mantia
Chapter 9 Reporting Requirements for the Estimation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Removals of Soils in the Land Use Sector (pages 219–238): Zoltan Somogyi, Ciara Hayes, Alexandra Freudenschu? and Rainer Baritz
Chapter 10 Estimating Soil Carbon Stock Changes by Process?Based Models and Soil Inventories – Uncertainties and Complementarities (pages 239–266): Annemieke I. Gardenas, Per?Erik Jansson, Erik Karltun, Leif Klemendtsson, Aleksi Lehtonen, Carina A. Ortiz, Taru Palosuo and Magnus Svensson
Chapter 11 Soil Carbon in Sensitive European Ecosystems: From Science to Land Management – A Summary (pages 267–281): Robert Jandl, Jukka Alm, Lars Vesterdal, Mats Olsson, Peter Weiss, Sofie Sjogersten, Mirco Rodeghiero, Jens Leifeld, Frank Hagedorn, Pat Bellamy and Rainer Baritz