Climate Change and Terrestrial Carbon Sequestration in Central Asia

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Rattan Lal, M. Suleimenov, B.A. Stewart, D.O. Hansen
CRC Press, Aug 2, 2007 - Nature - 512 pages
This book brings together current knowledge of terrestrial C sequestration in Central Asia. The themes treated include: biophysical environments, water resources, sustainable agriculture, soil degradation, the effects of irrigation schemes on secondary salinization, soil management and its relationship to carbon dynamics; the relationship between f
 

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Contents

Water Resources of Central Asia
65
Agricultural and Soil and Environmental Degradation
107
Soil Management and Carbon Dynamics
163
Forest Management and Carbon Dynamics
361
Economic Analysis
381
Methodological and Technological Challenges
399
Research and Development Priorities
473
Subject index
485
Author index
493
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Rattan Lal is a professor of Soil Physics and director of the Carbon Management and Sequestration Center at The Ohio State University. He earned his B.Sc degree from Punjab Agricultural University, his M.Sc degree from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, and his Ph.D. degree from The Ohio State University. His research focuses on soil processes and carbon dynamics, and soil erosion and productivity. Dr. Lal is the President of the Soil Science Society of American, and a member of the U.S. National Committee of Soil Science of the National Academy of Sciences. He is a Fellow of the ASA, SWCS, and AAAS.

Mekhlis Suleimenov is Doctor of Agricultural Sciences, Professor, Full Member of Academy of Sciences, Kazakhstan. He has extensive experience in agronomy and cropping systems with emphasis on crop rotations, cultural practices and conservation tillage in dryland agriculture, currently Consultant to ICARDA’s Regional Program on Central Asia and the Caucasus.

Dr. B.A. Stewart is a Distinguished Professor of Agriculture, and Director of the Dryland Agriculture Institute at West Texas A&M University, Canyon, TX. Prior to joining West Texas A&M University in 1993, he was Director of the USDA Conservation and Production Research Laboratory, Bushland, TX. Dr. Stewart is a past president of the Soil Science Society of America.

Dr. Hansen currently serves as Associate Dean and Director for International Programs in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. He has worked on issues of rural and institutional development for over 30 years. In recent decades he has worked on issues of climate change, soil and water management and remediation of natural resource degradation.

Paul Doraiswamy is a senior scientist at the Agricultural Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center in Maryland. Dr. Doraiswamy has worked with the USDA for over 20 years and one of the lead scientist in adapting satellite remote sensing technologies for applications in agriculture. His research for the past decade focused on the integration of spatial biophysical parameters derived from satellite imagery with process models for regional assessment of crop condition, yields and soil carbon sequestration.

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