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Scope Series #64: Sustaining Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Soils and Sediments

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Sustaining Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Soils and Sediments brings together the world's leading ecologists, systematists, and evolutionary biologists to present scientific information that integrates soil and sediment disciplines across terrestrial, marine, and freshwater ecosystems. It offers a framework for a new discipline, one that will allow future scientists to consider the linkages of biodiversity below-surface, and how biota interact to provide the essential ecosystemservices needed for sustainable soils and sediments.<BR> Contributors consider key-questions regarding soils and sediments and the relationship between soil- and sediment- dwelling organisms and overall ecosystem functioning. The book is an important new synthesis for scientists and researchers studying a range of topics, including global sustainability, conservation biology, taxonomy, erosion, extreme systems, food production, and related fields. In addition, it provides new insight and understanding for managers, policymakers, and others concerned with global environmental sustainability and global change issues.<BR>

About the Author

DIANA H. WALL is director of the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, an international ecosystem research center, and professor in the College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

Table of Contents

Figures and Tables

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgments

 

Chapter 1. The Need for Understanding How Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning Affect Ecosystem Services in Soils and Sediments

 

PART I. Ecosystem Processes and the Sustainable Delivery of Goods and Services

Chapter 2. The Sustainable Delivery of Goods and Services Provided by Soil Biota

Chapter 3. Ecosystem Services Provided by Freshwater Benthos

Chapter 4. Marine Sedimentary Biota as Providers of Ecosystem Goods and Services

 

PART II. Assessment of the Vulnerability of Critical Below-Surface Habitats, Functions, and Taxa

Chapter 5. Vulnerability to Global Change of Ecosystem Goods and Services Driven by Soil Biota

Chapter 6. Vulnerability and Management of Ecological Services in Freshwater Systems

Chapter 7. Vulnerability of Marine Sedimentary Ecosystem Services to Human Activities

 

PART III. Connections Between Soils and Sediments: Implications for Sustaining Ecosystem

Chaper 8. Connecting Soil and Sediment Biodiversity: The Role of Scale and Implications for Management

Chapter 9. Cascading Effects of Deforestation on Ecosystem Services Across Soils and Freshwater and Marine Sediments

Chapter 10. Understanding the Functions of Biodiversity in Soils and Sediments Will Enhance Global Ecosystem Sustainability and Societal Well-Being

 

SCOPE Series List

SCOPE Soil and Sediment Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning (SSBEF)

Committee Publications

SCOPE Executive Committee 2001–2004

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781559637596
Editor:
Wall, Diana H.
Foreword:
Mooney, Harold A.
Foreword by:
Mooney, Harold A.
Foreword:
Mooney, Harold A.
Editor:
Wall, Diana H.
Author:
Hana
Author:
SCOPE
Author:
Wall, Di
Author:
Wall, Diana H.
Publisher:
Island Press
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Soil ecology
Subject:
Biological diversity
Subject:
Ecosystem management
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology - Ecosystems
Subject:
Agriculture - Soil Science
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biological Diversity
Subject:
SCI088000
Subject:
Agriculture - Agronomy - Soil Science
Subject:
Soil ecology - Economic aspects
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Series:
SCOPE Series, Vol. 64
Series Volume:
64
Publication Date:
November 2004
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
275
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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