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Edaphology: Soils and life

  • Multiphysical Testing of Soils and Shalesby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 179.00

    Significant advancements in the experimental analysis of soils and shales have been achieved during the last few decades. Outstanding progress in the field has led to the theoretical development of geomechanical theories and important engineering applications. This book provides the reader with an overview of recent advances in a variety of advanced... more...

  • Environmental Effects of Afforestation in North-Western Europeby

    Springer Netherlands 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

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 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...

  • Soil Health and Climate Changeby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2011; US$ 239.00

    With contributions from internationally-renowned experts, this book presents a comprehensive overview of the concept of soil health. A valuable source of information, it also presents the latest results in the field of soil quality in view of climate change. more...

  • Forests in Development: A Vital Balanceby

    Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 129.00

    This book shows some of the main advances in forestry over the six years spanning between the XII World Forestry Congress in Canada and the XIII WFC held in Buenos Aires. It provides a comprehensive view of forestry today, detailing its many different aspects. more...

  • Forest Landscape Restorationby

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 209.00

    Bringing together experts in landscape studies, natural resource management and forest restoration, conflict management, environmental economics and urban studies, this book defines the nature and potential of FLR to address a global environmental problem. more...

  • Post-Faustmann Forest Resource Economicsby

    Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 129.00

    This book offers a unique critique of the dominant paradigm of forest economics, Faustmann Forest Economics. It presents new economic approaches, applications of experimental methods and systems approaches, and new perspectives about temporal aspects. more...

  • Challenges and Opportunities for the World's Forests in the 21st Centuryby

    Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 239.00

    This book addresses the urgent and complex threats and challenges to the world?s forests posed by the four great problems of the age: climate change, conservation objectives, sustainable development needs, and the growing demand for affordable energy. more...

  • Forestry Applications of Airborne Laser Scanningby

    Springer Netherlands 2014; US$ 209.00

    Airborne laser scanning (ALS) has emerged as one of the most promising remote sensing technologies to provide data for research and operational applications in a wide range of disciplines related to management of forest ecosystems. This book provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art review of the research and application of ALS in a broad range of... more...

  • Root Engineeringby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 209.00

    This volume illustrates the complex root system, including the various essential roles of roots as well as their interaction with diverse microorganisms localized in or near the root system. Following initial chapters describing the anatomy and architecture as well as the growth and development of root systems, subsequent chapters focus on the various... more...