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Recarbonization of the Biosphere

Ecosystems and the Global Carbon Cycle

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  • Nobel laureates and renowned experts deliberate on the possibilities of managing the Earth-Human System for slowing-down atmospheric increases in carbon dioxide and for recarbonization of the biosphere

  • The comparison of ecosystems and their role in the global carbon helps the reader in identifying challenges and opportunities to prioritize C sinks for managing recarbonization

  • Includes interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches for redistribution of C among biospheric C pools

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Table of contents (25 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Terrestrial Biosphere as a Source and Sink of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

    • Rattan Lal, K. Lorenz, R. F. Hüttl, B. U. Schneider, Joachim von Braun
    Pages 1-15
  3. Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate in the Anthropocene

    • K. Lorenz, P. J. Crutzen, Rattan Lal, K. Töpfer
    Pages 41-58
  4. Accounting More Precisely for Peat and Other Soil Carbon Resources

    • Hermann F. Jungkunst, Jan Paul Krüger, Felix Heitkamp, Stefan Erasmi, Sabine Fiedler, Stephan Glatzel et al.
    Pages 127-157
  5. Permafrost – Physical Aspects, Carbon Cycling, Databases and Uncertainties

    • Julia Boike, Moritz Langer, Hugues Lantuit, Sina Muster, Kurt Roth, Torsten Sachs et al.
    Pages 159-185
  6. Carbon Sequestration in Temperate Forests

    • Rattan Lal, K. Lorenz
    Pages 187-201
  7. Decarbonization of the Atmosphere: Role of the Boreal Forest Under Changing Climate

    • Jagtar Bhatti, Rachhpal Jassal, T. Andy Black
    Pages 203-228
  8. Recarbonization of the Humid Tropics

    • Michelle Venter, Oscar Venter, Susan Laurance, Michael Bird
    Pages 229-252
  9. Carbon Cycling in the Amazon

    • Carlos Clemente Cerri, Martial Bernoux, Brigitte Josefine Feigl, Carlos Eduardo Pellegrino Cerri
    Pages 253-273
  10. Cropland Soil Carbon Dynamics

    • Klaus Lorenz, Rattan Lal
    Pages 303-346
  11. The Carbon Cycle in Drylands

    • Penélope Serrano-Ortiz, Enrique P. Sánchez-Cañete, Cecilio Oyonarte
    Pages 347-368
  12. Carbonization of Urban Areas

    • Galina Churkina
    Pages 369-382
  13. Potential Carbon Emission Trajectories of Shanghai, China from 2007 to 2050

    • Ru Guo, Xiaojing Cao, Jing Zhang, Fengting Li, Hongtao Wang
    Pages 383-394
  14. Processes of Soil Carbon Dynamics and Ecosystem Carbon Cycling in a Changing World

    • Felix Heitkamp, Anna Jacobs, Hermann F. Jungkunst, Stefanie Heinze, Matthias Wendland, Yakov Kuzyakov
    Pages 395-428

About this book

This book describes comprehensively carbon (C) cycle process in global ecosystems and the potential and co-benefits of recarbonization of the biosphere. An ever increasing human population is disposing increasing amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere by land use and land cover changes but most importantly by burning of fossil fuels. This process severely perturbs the natural global C cycles and Earth system processes. Recarbonization of the biosphere is a potential strategy to redistribute C among global pools, and to enhance ocean but most importantly land-based C sinks. Sustainably managed and protected must be, in particular, the large and sensitive C stocks in permafrost, wetlands, peatlands, tropical rainforests and savannas, grasslands, degraded/desertified lands, and croplands. Recarbonization requires long-term management because C stocks grow with a progressive improvement in ecosystem health. Protecting and enhancing land-based C sinks serves food security aside contributing to climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Keywords

  • Carbon Sequestration
  • Earth-Human System
  • Ecosystem services
  • Land-based carbon sinks
  • Recarbonization

Editors and Affiliations

  • OARDC, Carbon Management &, Ohio State University, Columbus, USA

    Rattan Lal

  • , Global Contract for Sustainability, IASS Inst. for Adv. Sust. Studies, Potsdam, Germany

    Klaus Lorenz

  • , Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ, Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany

    Reinhard F. Hüttl, Bernd Uwe Schneider

  • Bonn, Germany

    Joachim von Braun

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eBook
USD 169.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-94-007-4159-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)