Adaptive Soil Management : From Theory to Practices

  • Amitava Rakshit
  • Purushothaman Chirakuzhyil Abhilash
  • Harikesh Bahadur Singh
  • Subhadip Ghosh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Priyabrata Santra, Mahesh Kumar, N. R. Panwar, B. S. Das
      Pages 3-38
    3. Dipak Sarkar, Vijay Singh Meena, Abhijit Haldar, Amitava Rakshit
      Pages 69-88
    4. Subhas Sarkar, Binoy Sarkar, B. B. Basak, Sanchita Mandal, Bhabananda Biswas, Prashant Srivastava
      Pages 89-102
    5. Simon W. Leake, Alisa Bryce
      Pages 103-130
    6. Geeta Singh, Seema Sangwan, Ekta Narwal, K. Annapurna
      Pages 131-139
  3. Adaptive Soil Management Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Binoy Sarkar, B. B. Basak, Subhas Sarkar, Sanchita Mandal, Debarati Bhaduri
      Pages 143-159
    3. P. K. Ghosh, D. R. Palsaniya, T. Kiran Kumar
      Pages 161-187
    4. Mina Karamesouti, Dionisios Gasparatos
      Pages 189-214
    5. Shovik Deb, Puspendu Dutta
      Pages 215-225
    6. Rana Pratap Singh, Sanjeev Kumar, Manish Sainger, Poonam A. Sainger, Deepti Barnawal
      Pages 227-246
    7. Pratap Bhattacharyya, Koushik Singha Roy, Suvadip Neogi
      Pages 261-275
    8. Niharendu Saha, Satadeep Singha Roy, Sunanda Biswas, Suparna Datta
      Pages 277-299
    9. Manisha Mishra, Devendra Mohan
      Pages 323-337
    10. Amitava Rakshit, Sumita Pal, Manoj Parihar, H. B. Singh
      Pages 339-357
    11. V. I. Vasenev, A. V. Smagin, N. D. Ananyeva, K. V. Ivashchenko, E. G. Gavrilenko, T. V. Prokofeva et al.
      Pages 359-409
  4. Regional and Global Initiatives for Soil Resource Management

About this book


The book focuses in detail on learning and adapting through partnerships between managers, scientists, and other stake­holders who learn together how to create and maintain sustainable resource systems. As natural areas shrink and fragment, our ability to sustain economic growth and safeguard biological diversity and ecological integrity is increasingly being put to the test. In attempting to meet this unprecedented challenge, adaptive management is becoming a viable alternative for broader application. Adaptive management is an iterative decision-making process which is both operationally and conceptually simple and which incorporates users to acknowledge and account for uncertainty, and sustain an operating environment that promotes its reduction through careful planning, evaluation, and learning until the desired results are achieved.

This multifaceted approach requires clearly defined management objectives to guide decisions about what actions to take, and explicit assumptions about expected outcomes to compare against actual outcomes. In this edited book, we address the issue by pursuing a holistic and systematic approach that utilizes natural resources to reap sustainable environmental, economic and social benefits for adap­tive management, helping to ensure that relationships between land, water and plants are managed in ways that mimic nature.


Adaptive management Ecosystem restoration Resource use efficiency Soil Management Soil Degradation

Editors and affiliations

  • Amitava Rakshit
    • 1
  • Purushothaman Chirakuzhyil Abhilash
    • 2
  • Harikesh Bahadur Singh
    • 3
  • Subhadip Ghosh
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Soil Science and Agricultural ChemistryInstitute of Agricultural Science, BHUVaranasiIndia
  2. 2.Institute of Environmental and Sustainable DevelopmentBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia
  3. 3.Department of Mycology and Plant PathologyBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia
  4. 4.Centre for Urban Greenery and Ecology (Research)National Parks BoardSingaporeSingapore

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