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Book: Soil Ecosystems Services, 2015
Published by: Soil Science Society of America, Inc.

 

Soils provide critical ecosystem services that make life on Earth possible. Develop an understanding of the essential role of soil in our ecosystem and its valuation. Soils support human life through agriculture, medicine, water purification, and raw materials for shelter. Soils regulate climate through soil carbon cycling. Soils culturally enrich our lives through landscapes and sense of place. Learn how these ecosystem services and more are evaluated and economically assessed. Engaging case studies demonstrate how soil properties and processes provide specific ecosystem functions. Readers will gain a new appreciation of the provisioning, supporting, regulating, and cultural services of soil. Discover how soil is essential to life! IN PRESS! This book is being published according to the “Just Published” model, with more chapters to be published online as they are completed.

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    • Brian D. Strahm and Nicholas B. Comerford
      Soil Provisioning Ecosystem Services
      doi:10.2136/2015.soilecosystemsservices.2015.0082
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    • Mary Stromberger, Nick Comerford and David Lindbo
      Soil Ecosystem Services and Natural Capital
      doi:10.2136/2015.soilecosystemsservices.2014.0055
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    • Owen W. Duckworth, Alan J. Franzluebbers and Terrence G. Gardner
      Biogeochemical Processes Underpin Ecosystem Services
      doi:10.2136/2015.soilecosystemsservices.2015.0024
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    • L.A. Morris and C.R. Jackson
      Interactions of Soils and Land Uses with Water Quantity and Quality
      doi:10.2136/2015.soilecosystemsservices.2014.0077
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    • Alba María Orellana González, Nick Comerford and José R. Suay
      A Primer on the Valuation of Ecosystem Services
      doi:10.2136/2015.soilecosystemsservices.2014.0056
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    • Aidan M. Keith, Robert I. Griffiths, Peter A. Henrys, Steve Hughes, Inma Lebron, Lindsay C. Maskell, Stephen M. Ogle, David A. Robinson, Ed C. Rowe, Simon M. Smart, Dave Spurgeon, Claire M. Wood and Bridget A. Emmett
      Monitoring Soil Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services by Using Large-Scale Survey Data
      doi:10.2136/2015.soilecosystemsservices.2014.0070
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    • Yi Zhang, Rosemary Loria and Yousong Ding
      Applications of Natural Products from Soil Microbes
      doi:10.2136/2015.soilecosystemsservices.2015.0023
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