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Degradation of forested land: Forest soils at risk

Degradation of forested land: Forest soils at risk

proceedings of the 10th B.C. Soil Science Workshop, February, 1986 (Land management report)

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Published by May be purchased from Crown Publications .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Land degradation,
  • Logging,
  • Environmental aspects,
  • Forest soils,
  • Congresses

  • The Physical Object
    FormatUnknown Binding
    Number of Pages331
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8077176M
    ISBN 100771886896
    ISBN 109780771886898
    OCLC/WorldCa21029630

    Soil Degradation, Conservation and Remediation Khan Towhid Osman (auth.) In view of the grave consequences of soil degradation on ecosystem functions, food security, biodiversity and human health, this book covers the extent, causes, processes and impacts of global soil degradation, and processes for improvement of degraded soils.   Land degradation is causing approximately km 2 of formerly productive farmland to become abandoned annually, directly impacting two-thirds of the country's poor population. In a recent assessment of soil degradation, agriculture (39%) and overgrazing by livestock (39%) were identified as the main drivers of land degradation. Rain-fed Cited by:

      In the context of REDD+, degradation is the loss of carbon stock that occurs within forested land but without a change in the designated type of land use, i.e. what was forest still qualifies as forest despite the reduction in carbon stock (Maniatis and Mollicone ).Cited by: Soils are relatively resilient, but are subject to degradation if managed improperly. Only by understanding the properties of and processes occurring in the soil, can the soil resource be conserved and sustained for continued support of the Earth’s population.

    Climate Change and Land An IPCC Special Report on climate change, desertification, land Sustainable Land Management is defined in this report as “the stewardship and use of land resources, including soils, water, animals and plants, to meet changing human needs, while simultaneously ensuring the long-term productive Land degradation.   Development analysis can add significantly to the value of land and development, and as such is a crucial tool for landowners and developers. It is an essential step in Kevin A. Lynch's book The Image of the City, and is considered to be essential to realizing the value potential of land. [2] The landowner can share in additional planning gain (significant value uplift) via an awareness.


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Get this from a library. Degradation of forested land: forest soils at risk: proceedings of the 10th B.C. Soil Science Workshop, February, [Gerald William Still; J D Lousier;] -- "In Februarya forest soil degradation workshop was held at the University of British Colombia.

The objectives of this workshop were to bring together people with the most up-to-date research. Current and future degradation risks to forest soils in risk of soil degradation by forest owners and to compensate farmers for loss of income when agricultural land is af forested.

Deforestation, clearance, clearcutting or clearing is the removal of a forest or stand of trees from land which is then converted to a non-forest use. Deforestation can involve conversion of forest land to farms, ranches, or urban use.

The most concentrated deforestation occurs in tropical rainforests. About 31% of Earth's land surface is covered by forests. Increase in C stock of forest soils can be achieved through forest management, including forest conservation, fire management, afforestation, species selection, fertilizer use, and soil amendments.

Climate Change and Forest Dynamics: A Soils Perspective reduced snow cover, pest outbreaks and fire risk.1,2,5,6 Forest ecosystems are facing many stresses, both natural and human-caused that can contribute to Climate Change and Forest Dynamics: A Soils Perspective   Soil is the earth’s fragile skin that anchors all life on Earth.

It is comprised of countless species that create a dynamic and complex ecosystem and is among the most precious resources to humans. Increased demand for agriculture commodities generates incentives to convert forests and grasslands to farm fields and pastures.

The transition to agriculture from natural vegetation often. Land degradation, particularly soil erosion, is currently a major challenge for Nepal.

With a high rate of population growth, subsistence-based rural economy, and increasingly intense rainfall events in the monsoon season, Nepal is prone to several forms of land degradation, such as floods, landslides, and soil erosion.

To understand the causes, impacts, and possible management options for Cited by: 8. Surface mining is a comparatively low-cost operation, however, it can trigger several environmental problems, like land degradation, deforestation, and loss of regional biodiversity.

In India and elsewhere, most of coal resources are deposited under forest cover and river basins, thus land degradation and deforestation are inevitable (Fig. ).Cited by: 1. california’s key source watershed infrastructure 1 InCalifornia enacted ABwhich defined source watersheds — the forests, meadows, and streams that supply water to its reservoirs — as an integral part of the state’s water system infrastructure.

The SMB and labile-C demonstrate strong capacities to detect any changes in the labile carbon associated with soil use and management [7,8,9].Labile-C is the main source of energy for soil microorganisms and is directly related to nutrient cycling and bioavailability [].The SMB is mostly composed of bacteria and fungi, which have a very short life : Risely Ferraz de Almeida, Joseph Elias Rodrigues Mikhael, Fernando Oliveira Franco, Luna Monique Fon.

Forests make up 30% of the Earth׳s surface, provide oxygen and shelter for many land species, and constitute and important stock of carbon. In the period –15, the annual loss of forested land was less than half that in but 12 million hectares of forest per year are lost and biodiversity continues to decline at alarming rates.

Deforestation is the conversion of forested areas to non-forest land use such as arable land, urban use, logged area or wasteland. Historically, this meant conversion to grassland or to its. Physical properties of forest soils develop under natural conditions by the influence of permanent vegetation over a long period of time.

Physical properties of forest soils may be almost permanent properties unless modified by harvesting operations, shifting cultivation, and forest by: 8. DEGRADATION AND REVITALIZATION OF SOIL AND LANDSCAPE Bořivoj Šarapatka and Marek Bednář (Eds.) 10th–13th September Palacký University in Olomouc • Czech Republic 1 First Edition Unauthorized use of the work is a breach of copyright and may be subject to.

Source: Documentation and Statistical Services Center, GSO Over the past decade, Vietnam has reported considerable efforts in forest management and protection. Using the Vietnamese official definition, the total forest area is thousand ha, with natural forest at 10, thousand ha and plantations at 4, thousand ha 15 Deforestation area was reduced by 70% during the period.

3 Carbon dioxide equivalent (CO 2 e) is used to aggregate different greenhouse gases in a common unit. For any quantity and type of greenhouse gas, CO 2 e indicates the amount of CO 2 which would have the equivalent global warming potential.

Ce is a similar measure only in carbon as opposed to CO 2 equivalent. 4 The USFS Forest Inventory and Analysis program is a continuous forest census. July Compost Use for Forest Land Restoration • To provide guidance for planning and design of a project, then how to assess success of a project, and • To present some examples of successful projects Why Use Compost and Organic Soil Amendments Compost is the product of controlled decomposition of organic matter by bacteria, actinomycetes, and fungi.

Examples of forest degradation levels and land cover types used in the classification. a Pristine PSF, b slightly degraded PSF, c moderately degraded PSF, d heavily degraded PSF, e tall shrub/secondary forest, f ferns/low shrub, g industrial plantations, h small-holder dominated area, i permanent water body, j seasonal water, k cleared/burnt area, l built-up by: more complete (Morton et al., ; van der Werf et al., b).

In contrast, afforestation causes a small long-term CO 2 sink because woody biomass and soil organic matter build up slowly on the site for decades to centuries.

Forested land that is harvested (e.g., forest degradation) and then allowed to regenerate produces a large and short-lived CO 2 source, followed by a small and long. The current forest cover ranges between 20 and 60% of original forest conditions, with decline accelerating since the Soviet invasion in the late s (Formoli, ; Azimi, ; Reddy and Saranya, ).

Important factors contributing to this significant loss of forest cover are government instability, unsustainable land management. Goals / Objectives The aim of this proposal is to understand the behavior of anthropogenic inputs to soils and evaluate the effect of anthropogenic activities on soil properties and functions.

Specifically, research will be conducted to achieve the following objectives: 1. To assess soil, mineral and organic matter influences on sorption and retention of pesticides and pharmaceuticals.REDD+ is therefore a global environmental governance mechanism with the objective to slow and eventually halt deforestation and forest degradation from land-use change in developing countries by providing an economic incentive to keep carbon stored in vegetation and soils (Angelsen and Wertz-KanounnikoffSkutsch and Van Laake Cited by: g Description of reasons for deforestation and why it is an issue in the context of desertification Authors: Agostino Ferrara, Raffaella Lovreglio Introduction.A large area of the Earth's land surface is covered by forests; a very valuable resource to human populations, biodiversity, edaphic conditions, water storage, and the condition of the atmosphere.