Advances in Understanding Soil Degradation

Advances in Understanding Soil Degradation - Innovations in Landscape Research

1st Edition 2022

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Publisher's Synopsis

This book informs about knowledge gain in soil and land degradation to reduce or prevent it for meeting the mission of the Sustainable Developments Goals of the United Nations. Essence, extent, monitoring methods and implications for ecosystem functioning of main soil degradation types are characterized in overview chapters and case studies. 

Challenges, approaches and data towards identification of degradation in the frame of improving functionality, health and multiple ecosystem services of soil are demonstrated in the studies of international expert teams. The book consists of five parts, containing 5-12 single chapters each and 36 in total. Parts are explaining (I) Concepts and Indicators, (II) Soil Erosion and Compaction, (III) Soil Contamination, (IV) Soil Carbon and Fertility Monitoring and (V) Soil Survey and Mapping of Degradation

The primary audience of this book are scientists of different disciplines, decision-makers, farmers and further informed people dealing with sustainable management of soil and land.


Book information

ISBN: 9783030856847
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Imprint: Springer
Pub date:
Edition: 1st Edition 2022
Language: English
Number of pages: 796
Weight: 1512g
Height: 177mm
Width: 255mm
Spine width: 47mm