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Title Carbon sequestration in agricultural soils : a multidisciplinary approach to innovative methods / Alessandro Piccolo, editor.
Imprint Heidelberg ; New York : Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2012.

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Subject Soil management.
Soils -- Carbon content.
Carbon sequestration.
Alt Name Piccolo, Alessandro.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 307 pages) : illustrations (some color)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents 1. The nature of soil organic matter and innovative soil managements to fight global changes and maintain agricultural productivity -- 2. The Kyoto Protocol and European and Italian regulations in agriculture -- 3. Field plots and crop yields under innovative methods of carbon sequestration in soil -- 4. Carbon sequestration in soils by hydrophobic protection and in situ catalyzed photo-polymerization of soil organic matter (SOM): chemical and physical-chemical aspects of SOM in field plots -- 5. The stable isotopes approach to study C and N sequestration processes in a plant-soil system -- 6. Impact of innovative agricultural practices of carbon sequestration on soil microbial community -- 7. Effects of methods of carbon sequestration in soil on biochemical indicators of soil quality -- 8. Biological and biotechnological evaluation of carbon dynamics in field experiments -- 9. Measurements of CO₂ and N₂O emissions in the agricultural field experiments of the MESCOSAGR project -- 10. Effects of carbon sequestration methods on soil respiration and root systems in microcosm experiments and in vitro studies -- 11. New modeling approach to describe and predict carbon sequestration dynamics in agricultural soils.
Summary This compilation of techniques, methodologies and scientific data arises from a four-year Italian research project, which took place at university research stations in Turin, Piacenza, Naples and Potenza. Soil Organic Matter (SOM) represents an active and essential pool of the total organic carbon on the planet. Consequently, even small changes in this SOM carbon pool may have a significant impact on the concentration of atmospheric CO2. Recent new understanding of the chemical nature of SOM indicates that innovative and sustainable technologies may be applied to sequester carbon in agricultural soils. Overall results of the project have been applied to develop an innovative model for the prediction and description, both quantitatively and qualitatively, of carbon sequestration in agricultural soils. This book provides experts in different areas of soil science with a complete picture of the effects of new soil management methods and their potentials for practical application in farm management.
ISBN 9783642233852 (electronic bk.)
3642233856 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-642-23385-2
OCLC # 773812728
Additional Format Print version: 9783642233845

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