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Forest soils are the foundation of the entire forest ecosystem and complex, long-term interactions between trees, soil animals, and the microbial community shape soils in was that are very distinct fr... MORE
Since the third edition of this successful book many new interests in forest soils and their management have arisen, including the role of forest soils in sequestering carbon, and how management influences rates of carbon accumulation. This edition also expands the consideration of how soils are sampled and characterized, and how tree species differ in their influence on soil development.
Clearly structured throughout, the book opens with the origins of forest soil science and ends with the application of soil science principles to land management. This new edition provides:
This coherent overview of the major issues surrounding the ecology and management of forest soils will be particularly useful to students taking courses in soil science, forestry, agronomy, ecology, natural resource management, environmental management and conservation, as well as professionals in forestry dealing with the productivity of forests and functioning of watersheds.
In Memoriam, xiii
PART I INTRODUCTION TO FOREST SOILS, 1
1 History of Forest Soil Science and Management, 3
2 Global Patterns in Forest Soils, 8
PART II COMPOSITION OF FOREST SOILS, 21
3 Soil Formation and Minerals, 23
4 Soil Organic Matter, 39
5 Water, Pore Space, and Soil Structure, 58
PART III LIFE AND CHEMISTRY IN FOREST SOILS, 75
6 Life in Forest Soils, 77
7 Forest Biogeochemistry, 99
8 Chemistry of Soil Surfaces a... MORE
PART IV MEASURING FOREST SOILS, 157
9 Sampling Soils Across Space and Time, 159
10 Common Approaches to Measuring Soils, 175
PART V DYNAMICS OF FOREST SOILS, 189
11 Influence of Tree Species, 191
12 Soil Management – Harvesting, Site Preparation, Conversion, and Drainage, 213
13 Fire Influences, 235
14 Nutrition Management, 254
15 Managing Forest Soils for Carbon Sequestration, 276
PART VI THINKING PRODUCTIVELY ABOUT FOREST SOILS, 289
16 Evidence-Based Approaches, 291