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

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-43393-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-43394-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2352-4774
  • Series Online ISSN 2352-4782
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