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Edaphology: Soils and life

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  • Large-Scale Forest Restorationby David Lamb

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Landscapes are being degraded and simplified across the globe. This book explores how forest restoration might be carried out to increase landscape heterogeneity, improve ecological functioning and restore ecosystem services in such landscapes. It focuses on large, landscape-scale reforestation because that is the scale at which restoration is needed... more...

  • Environmental Effects of Afforestation in North-Western Europeby Gerrit W. Heil; Bart Muys; Karin Hansen

    Springer 2007; US$ 289.00

    This book sets out a series of techniques that have been developed to estimate the environmental impact of afforestation. It offers guidelines and decision support systems (DSS) to enable national and international policy makers as well as forest managers to maximize the benefits and minimize the adverse effects of afforestation. This book summarizes... more...

  • Forest Treesby Chittaranjan Kole

    Springer 2007; US$ 299.00

    Forest trees cover one third of the global land surface, constitute many ecosystems, and play a pivotal role in the world economy. This volume details Populus trees, pines, Fagaceae trees, eucalypts, spruces, Douglas fir and black walnut, and offers a first-ever detailed review of Cryptomeria japonica. It thoroughly discusses innovative strategies... more...

  • Forest Communities, Community Forestsby Jonathan Kusel

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 41.99

    A collection of stories about thirteen communities in the United States in their efforts to protect and restore community forests. It explores the struggles and opportunities faced by people as they work to invest in natural capital, reverse decades of poor forest practices, tackle policy gridlock, and address community as well as ecological health. more...

  • Standard-Einsatz-Regeln: Wald- und Flächenbrandbekämpfungby Ulrich Cimolino; Jan Südmersen; Detlef Maushake; Nicolas Neumann

    Verlagsgruppe Hüthig Jehle Rehm 2013; US$ 18.07

    Der Inhalt: Wald- und Flächenbrände sind auch in einem dicht besiedelten Industriestaat wie Deutschland nicht nur in den Sommermonaten häufige Schadensereignisse und richten erhebliche ökologische und finanzielle Schäden an. Deshalb werden in Deutschland erhebliche Mittel in die Pflege der Waldbestände und die frühe Entdeckung von Wandbränden investiert.... more...

  • The Ecology of Soil Decompositionby S.M. Adl

    CABI 2003; US$ 135.00

    Describing trophic interactions between species that carry out the decomposition of organic matter in the soil, this title addresses the key topics of functional groups, spatial stratification and succession patterns over time, involving bacteria, protists, fungi and micro-invertebrates. more...

  • Designing Green Landscapesby Klaus Gadow; Timo Pukkala

    Springer 2008; US$ 239.00

    Von Gadow and Pukkala??'s unique, Designing Green Landscapes, presents the latest thinking in adaptive management for forest ecosystems. Based on the ???multiple path??? principle, this approach links species choice and silvicultural methods with changing demands and changing environmental conditions, to ensure continuous adaptation, often several... more...

  • Le Gestion Forestal Municipal En America Latinaby Lyès Ferroukhi

    International Development Research Centre 2003; US$ 20.00

    En América Latina el contenido y alcance de las iniciativas de descentralización en el tema forestal, así como los retos que se enfrentan, varían considerablemente de acuerdo al contexto de los diferentes países. Sin embargo, el tema de la descentralización toma cada vez mas fuerza en la región y las municipalidades... more...

  • Applied Soil Ecologyby Premjit Sharma

    GeneTech Books 2007; US$ 50.00

    Soil ecology is the study of the interactions among soil organisms, and between biotic and abiotic aspects of the soil environment. It is particularly concerned with the cycling of nutrients, formation and stabilisation of the pore structure, the spread and vitality of pathogens, and the biodiversity of this rich biological community. This book emphasizes... more...