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Soil Security for Ecosystem Management

Mediterranean Soil Ecosystems 1

  • Selim Kapur
  • Sabit Erşahin

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environment, Security, Development and Peace book series (BRIEFSSECUR, volume 8)

Also part of the Mediterranean Studies book sub series (MEDITERRAN, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Claudio Zucca, Riccardo Biancalani, Selim Kapur, Erhan Akça, Pandi Zdruli, Luca Montanarella et al.
    Pages 31-59
  3. Edoardo Antonio Costantino Costantini, Pierluigi Bucelli
    Pages 97-133
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 155-167

About this book


The term "Soil Security" is used in the context of maintaining the quality and quantity of soil needed in order to ensure continuous supplies of food and fresh water for our society. Topics in this unique book on the management of soil sustainability in the Mediterranean region include: soil information, land degradation, land desertification, pedoenvironments, and the carbon cycle and sequestration. One main focus of the book is the description of new approaches that have been adapted with regards to interdisciplinary soil ecosystem management to combat and mitigate desertification. The contributing authors are renowned experts in their fields which cover the subjects on traditional as well as innovative land use and management.


Carbon Cycle and Soil Land Degradation Land Desertification Land Management Mediterranean Region Soil Ecology Soil Geography Soil Science Soil Security World Atlas of Desertification

Editors and affiliations

  • Selim Kapur
    • 1
  • Sabit Erşahin
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of Soil Science and ArchaeomUniversity of ÇukurovaAdanaTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Forest EngineeringÇankırı Karatekin UniversityÇankiriTurkey

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