Soil Carbon

  • Alfred E. Hartemink
  • Kevin McSweeney

Part of the Progress in Soil Science book series (PROSOIL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Soil Carbon in Space and Time

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alex B. McBratney, Uta Stockmann, Denis A. Angers, Budiman Minasny, Damien J. Field
      Pages 3-16
    3. Rosa M. Poch, Iñigo Virto
      Pages 17-26
    4. Erika Michéli, Phillip R. Owens, Vince Láng, Márta Fuchs, Jon Hempel
      Pages 37-43
    5. Budiman Minasny, Alex B. McBratney, Brendan P. Malone, Marine Lacoste, Christian Walter
      Pages 45-57
    6. Dominique Arrouays, Ben P. Marchant, Nicolas P. A. Saby, Jeroen Meersmans, Claudy Jolivet, Thomas G. Orton et al.
      Pages 59-68
    7. Robert Pallasser, Budiman Minasny, Alex B. McBratney
      Pages 69-76
    8. Norman B. Bliss, Sharon W. Waltman, Larry T. West, Anne Neale, Megan Mehaffey
      Pages 85-93
    9. Skye Wills, Terrance Loecke, Cleiton Sequeira, George Teachman, Sabine Grunwald, Larry T. West
      Pages 95-104
  3. Soil Carbon Properties and Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Daniel Tunega, Adelia J. A. Aquino, Georg Haberhauer, Hans Lischka, Gabriele E. Schaumann, Martin H. Gerzabek
      Pages 107-115
    3. Mohammad Sadegh Askari, Nicholas M. Holden
      Pages 117-126
    4. Klaudia Kiss, Zoltán Szalai, Gergely Jakab, Balázs Madarász, Nóra Zboray
      Pages 127-136
    5. Irena D. Atanassova, Stefan H. Doerr, Gary L. Mills
      Pages 137-146
    6. Jenifer L. Yost, Corey E. Palmer, Louise M. Egerton-Warburton
      Pages 147-154
    7. Kathryn M. Schreiner, Neal E. Blair, William Levinson, Louise M. Egerton-Warburton
      Pages 155-161
    8. Yu-Tuan Huang, David J. Lowe, G. Jock Churchman, Louis A. Schipper, Nicolas J. Rawlence, Alan Cooper
      Pages 163-172

About this book


Few topics cut across the soil science discipline wider than research on soil carbon. This book contains 48 chapters that focus on novel and exciting aspects of soil carbon research from all over the world. It includes review papers by global leaders in soil carbon research, and the book ends with a list and discussion of global soil carbon research priorities.

Chapters are loosely grouped in four sections:
§ Soil carbon in space and time
§ Soil carbon properties and processes
§ Soil use and carbon management
§ Soil carbon and the environment

A wide variety of topics is included: soil carbon modelling, measurement, monitoring, microbial dynamics, soil carbon management, and 12 chapters focus on national or regional soil carbon stock assessments. The book provides up-to-date information for researchers interested in soil carbon in relation to climate change, and to researchers that are interested in soil carbon for the maintenance of soil quality and fertility. Papers in this book were presented at the IUSS Global Soil C Conference that was held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.


Carbon Cycle IUSS IUSS Global Soil Carbon Conference Soil Carbon Soil Microbiology Soil Resources Soil Science Soils

Editors and affiliations

  • Alfred E. Hartemink
    • 1
  • Kevin McSweeney
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Soil ScienceUniversity of Wisconsin – MadisonMadisonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Soil ScienceUniversity of Wisconsin – MadisonMadisonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-04083-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-04084-4
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