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The Potential of U.S. Grazing Lands to Sequester Carbon and Mitigate the Greenhouse Effect

Edited by Ronald F Follett and John M Kimble 
CRC Press  2000  



Hardback  472 pp  ISBN 9781566705547      £92.00
Gives insight into the two crucial issues: shaping policy and targeting research Explores the extent to which grazing lands should be considered as potential sinks Compares practices that result in soil carbon sequestration
  • Summarizes approaches for policy makers and research agencies
  • Provides a framework in which to consider grazing land issues
  • Contains 98 figures that give you visual and graphic descriptions
  • Includes 55 tables that provide quick access to precise data
Grazing lands represent the largest and most diverse land resource-taking up over half the earth's land surface. The large area grazing land occupies, its diversity of climates and soils, and the potential to improve its use and productivity all contribute to its importance for sequestering C and mitigating the greenhouse effect and other conditions brought about by climate change. The Potential of U.S. Grazing Lands to Sequester Carbon and Mitigate the Greenhouse Effect gives you an in-depth look at this possibility.

Contents

The Extent, General Characteristics, and Carbon Dynamics of U.S. Grazing Lands
Introduction-The Characteristics and Extent of U.S. Grazing Lands, J.M. Kimble, R.F. Follett, and R. Lal
A Broad Scale Perspective on the Extent, Distribution, and Characteristics of U.S. Grazing Lands, T.M. Sobecki, D.L. Moffitt, J. Stone, C.D. Franks, and A. Mendenhall
Organic Carbon Pools in Grazing Land Soils, R.F. Follett
Inorganic Carbon Sequestration in Grazing Lands, H.C. Monger and J. Martinez-Rios
Soil Processes, Plant Processes, and Carbon Dynamics on U.S. Grazing Lands
Exploiting Heterogeneity of Soil Organic Matter in Rangelands: Benefits for Carbon Sequestration, S.B. Bird, J.E. Herrick, and M.M. Wainer
Root Biomass and Microbial Processes, J.D. Reeder, C.D. Franks, and D.G. Milchunas
Carbon Dioxide Fluxes Over Three Great Plains Grasslands, A.B. Frank, P.L. Sims, J.A. Bradford, P.C. Mielnick, W.A. Dugas, and H.S. Mayeux
Carbon Sequestration on Arctic and Alpine Tundra and Mountain Meadow Ecosystems, K.L. Povirk, J.M. Welker, and G.F. Vance
Managerial and Environmental Impacts on U.S. Grazing Land
Soil Erosion and Carbon Dynamics on Grazing Land, R. Lal
The Physical Quality of Soil on Grazing Lands and its Effects on Sequestering Carbon, R.Lal
The Dynamics of Soil Carbon in Rangeland, G.E. Schuman, J.E. Herrick, and H.H. Janzen
The Effects of Pasture Management Practices, R.R. Schnabel, A.J. Franzluebbers, W.L. Stout, M.A. Sanderson, and J.A. Stuedemann
The Effects of Fire and Grazing on Soil Carbon in Rangelands, C.W. Rice and C.E. Owensby
Using Computer Simulation Modeling to Predict Carbon Sequestration in Grazing Land
Simulating Rangeland Production and Carbon Sequestration, J.D. Hanson, M.J. Shaffer, and L.R. Ahuja
Modeling Soil C Responses to Environmental Change, W.J. Parton, J.A. Morgan, R.H. Kelly, and D. Ojima
Summary and Overview and Research and Development Priorities
The Potential of U.S. Grazing Lands to Sequester Soil Carbon, R.F. Follett, J.M. Kimble, and R. Lal
Research and Development Priorities, R. Lal, R.F. Follett, and J.M. Kimble
Appendix

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