Global Soil Security

  • Damien J. Field
  • Cristine L. S. Morgan
  • Alex B. McBratney

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Rationale for Soil Security

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alex B. McBratney, Damien J. Field, Cristine L. S. Morgan, Lorna E. Jarrett
      Pages 3-14
    3. Damien J. Field
      Pages 15-23
  3. Capability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Johan Bouma, M. K. van Ittersum, J. J. Stoorvogel, N. H. Batjes, P. Droogers, M. M. Pulleman
      Pages 27-44
    3. Damien J. Field, T. Sanderson
      Pages 45-52
    4. Cristine L. S. Morgan, Yohannes T. Yimam, Michael Barlage, David Gochis, Bright Dornblaser
      Pages 53-61
    5. Maxine J. Levin, R. Dobos, S. Peaslee, D. W. Smith, C. Seybold
      Pages 63-76
    6. Alex B. McBratney, Dominique Arrouays, Lorna E. Jarrett
      Pages 77-85
  4. Condition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Alex B. McBratney, Damien J. Field, Lorna E. Jarrett
      Pages 101-108
    3. Diane E. Stott, Bianca N. Moebius-Clune
      Pages 109-121
    4. Skye Wills, Candiss Williams, C. Seybold, Linda Scheffe, Zamir Libohova, David Hoover et al.
      Pages 123-135
    5. Katie L. Lewis, Paul DeLaune, Wayne Keeling
      Pages 145-151
    6. Deb Raj Aryal, Bernardus Hendricus Joseph De Jong, Jorge Mendoza-Vega, Susana Ochoa-Gaona, Ligia Esparza-Olguín
      Pages 153-165
    7. Yong Wang, Fugen Dou, Joseph O. Storlien, Jason P. Wight, Keith H. Paustian, Stephen J. Del Grosso et al.
      Pages 167-180
    8. Upendra M. Sainju, H. P. Singh, B. P. Singh
      Pages 181-192
  5. Capital

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Charles M. Benbrook
      Pages 219-226
    3. Alex B. McBratney, Cristine L. S. Morgan, Lorna E. Jarrett
      Pages 227-235
    4. Pavel Krasilnikov, Alexey Sorokin, Alisher Mirzabaev, Oleg Makarov, Anton Strokov, Sergey Kiselev
      Pages 237-246
    5. Cristine L. S. Morgan, Gaylon D. Morgan, Dianna Bagnall
      Pages 247-251
  6. Connectivity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Eric C. Brevik, Joshua J. Steffan, Lynn C. Burgess, Artemi Cerdà
      Pages 261-274
    3. Florence Carré, Julien Caudeville, Roseline Bonnard, Valérie Bert, Pierre Boucard, Martine Ramel
      Pages 275-295
    4. Sung Chul Kim, Kyung Jae Lim, Jae E. Yang
      Pages 297-303
    5. Sabine Grunwald, Katsutoshi Mizuta, Marcos B. Ceddia, Érika F. M. Pinheiro, R. Kay Kastner Wilcox, Carla P. Gavilan et al.
      Pages 305-317
    6. Sabine Grunwald, Christopher M. Clingensmith, Carla P. Gavilan, Katsutoshi Mizuta, R. Kay Kastner Wilcox, Érika F. M. Pinheiro et al.
      Pages 319-329
    7. Marcos B. Ceddia, Sabine Grunwald, Érika F. M. Pinheiro, Katsutoshi Mizuta, Christopher M. Clingensmith, Milton Marques Fernandes
      Pages 331-340
    8. Richard J. MacEwan, Ayesha S. A. MacEwan, Alexandra R. Toland
      Pages 351-363
  7. Codification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 369-369
    2. Michael Jeffrey, Hayley Achurch
      Pages 389-395
    3. Carlos Gustavo Tornquist, Tiago Broetto
      Pages 397-401
    4. Katina Dove Hanson, J. Michael Schmidt
      Pages 411-424
    5. Alex B. McBratney, Lorna E. Jarrett
      Pages 437-441
    6. Luca Montanarella
      Pages 451-456
    7. Cristine L. S. Morgan, Alex B. McBratney, Damien J. Field, Andrea Koch, Johan Bouma, Florence Carré
      Pages 457-462

About this book


This book introduces the concept of soil security and its five dimensions: Capability, Capital, Condition, Connectivity and Codification. These five dimensions make it possible to understand soil's role in delivering ecosystem services and to quantify soil resource by measuring, mapping, modeling and managing it. Each dimension refers to a specific aspect: contribution to global challenges (Capability), value of the soil (Capital), current state of the soil (Condition), how people are connected to the soil (Connectivity) and development of good policy (Codification). This book considers soil security as an integral part of meeting the ongoing challenge to maintain human health and secure our planet's sustainability. The concept of soil security helps to achieve the need to maintain and improve the world’s soil for the purpose of producing food, fiber and freshwater, and contributing to energy and climate sustainability. At the same time it helps to maintain biodiversity and protects ecosystem goods and services.


Soil Security Soil and Global Challenges Soil Health Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Soil Quality

Editors and affiliations

  • Damien J. Field
    • 1
  • Cristine L. S. Morgan
    • 2
  • Alex B. McBratney
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Agriculture & EnvironmentThe University of SydneyEveleighAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Soil & Crop ScienceTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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