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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