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Book: Agricultural and Environmental Applications of Biochar: Advances and Barriers, SSSA Special Publication 63, 2016
Published by: Soil Science Society of America, Inc.

 

Discover the mechanisms and processes of biochar amendment for achieving stunning agricultural and environmental benefits. Agricultural and environmental communities are looking to biochar for enhancing soil carbon sequestration and crop productivity, but practical applications are elusive. Accomplished international researchers present a whole picture of biochar in improving soil quality, reducing soil greenhouse gas emissions, and decontaminating stormwater and mine sites. Composition and characteristics of biochar, its interactions with contaminants and soil constituents, and its transformation in the environment are addressed. Readers will appreciate the comprehensive review of the latest biochar research and applications and gain critical guidance in best biochar generation and use.

Table of Contents



    • Mingxin Guo, Zhongqi He and Sophie Minori Uchimiya
      Introduction to Biochar as an Agricultural and Environmental Amendment
      doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub63.2014.0034
      SSSA Special Publication, Agricultural and Environmental Applications of Biochar: Advances and Barriers, 63:1-14
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    • Mingxin Guo
      Pyrogenic Carbon in Terra Preta Soils
      doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub63.2014.0035.5
      SSSA Special Publication, Agricultural and Environmental Applications of Biochar: Advances and Barriers, 63:15-28
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    • Haruo Shindo and Syusaku Nishimura
      Pyrogenic Organic Matter in Japanese Andosols: Occurrence, Transformation, and Function
      doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub63.2014.0036.5
      SSSA Special Publication, Agricultural and Environmental Applications of Biochar: Advances and Barriers, 63:29-62
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    • Zhongqi He, Sophie Minori Uchimiya and Mingxin Guo
      Production and Characterization of Biochar from Agricultural By-Products: Overview and Use of Cotton Biomass Residues
      doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub63.2014.0037.5
      SSSA Special Publication, Agricultural and Environmental Applications of Biochar: Advances and Barriers, 63:63-86
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    • Christoph Steiner
      Considerations in Biochar Characterization
      doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub63.2014.0038.5
      SSSA Special Publication, Agricultural and Environmental Applications of Biochar: Advances and Barriers, 63:87-100
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    • Mingxin Guo
      Application of Biochar for Soil Physical Improvement
      doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub63.2014.0039.5
      SSSA Special Publication, Agricultural and Environmental Applications of Biochar: Advances and Barriers, 63:101-122
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    • Avanthi Deshani Igalavithana, Yong Sik Ok, Adel R.A. Usman, Mohammad I. Al-Wabel, Patryk Oleszczuk and Sang Soo Lee
      The Effects of Biochar Amendment on Soil Fertility
      doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub63.2014.0040
      SSSA Special Publication, Agricultural and Environmental Applications of Biochar: Advances and Barriers, 63:123-144
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    • Jorge Paz-Ferreiro, Ana Méndez and Gabriel Gascó
      Application of Biochar for Soil Biological Improvement
      doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub63.2014.0041.5
      SSSA Special Publication, Agricultural and Environmental Applications of Biochar: Advances and Barriers, 63:145-174
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    • Rattan Lal
      Biochar and Soil Carbon Sequestration
      doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub63.2014.0042.5
      SSSA Special Publication, Agricultural and Environmental Applications of Biochar: Advances and Barriers, 63:175-198
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    • John D. Toth and Zhengxia Dou
      Use and Impact of Biochar and Charcoal in Animal Production Systems
      doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub63.2014.0043.5
      SSSA Special Publication, Agricultural and Environmental Applications of Biochar: Advances and Barriers, 63:199-224
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    • Xin Xiao and Baoliang Chen
      Interaction Mechanisms between Biochar and Organic Pollutants
      doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub63.2014.0044
      SSSA Special Publication, Agricultural and Environmental Applications of Biochar: Advances and Barriers, 63:225-258
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    • Sanna Saarnio
      Impacts of Biochar Amendment on Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agricultural Soils
      doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub63.2014.0045
      SSSA Special Publication, Agricultural and Environmental Applications of Biochar: Advances and Barriers, 63:259-294
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    • Tom Sizmur, Richard Quilliam, Aline Peregrina Puga, Eduardo Moreno-Jiménez, Luke Beesley and Jose L. Gomez-Eyles
      Application of Biochar for Soil Remediation
      doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub63.2014.0046.5
      SSSA Special Publication, Agricultural and Environmental Applications of Biochar: Advances and Barriers, 63:295-324
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    • Christopher D. Peltz and Andrew Harley
      Biochar Application for Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation
      doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub63.2014.0047.5
      SSSA Special Publication, Agricultural and Environmental Applications of Biochar: Advances and Barriers, 63:325-340
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    • Thomas R. Miles, Erin M. Rasmussen and Myles Gray
      Aqueous Contaminant Removal and Stormwater Treatment Using Biochar
      doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub63.2014.0048.5
      SSSA Special Publication, Agricultural and Environmental Applications of Biochar: Advances and Barriers, 63:341-376
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    • Xiaokai Zhang, Yu Luo, Karin Müller, Junhui Chen, Qimei Lin, Jianming Xu, Yishui Tian, Hongbin Cong and Hailong Wang
      Research and Application of Biochar in China
      doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub63.2014.0049
      SSSA Special Publication, Agricultural and Environmental Applications of Biochar: Advances and Barriers, 63:377-408
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    • Pellegrino Conte, Hans-Peter Schmidt and Giulia Cimò
      Research and Application of Biochar in Europe
      doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub63.2014.0050
      SSSA Special Publication, Agricultural and Environmental Applications of Biochar: Advances and Barriers, 63:409-422
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    • Marta Camps Arbestain, James R. Jones, Leo M. Condron and Timothy J. Clough
      Research and Application of Biochar in New Zealand
      doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub63.2014.0051
      SSSA Special Publication, Agricultural and Environmental Applications of Biochar: Advances and Barriers, 63:423-444
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    • Lynne M. Macdonald, Rai S. Kookana, Lukas van Zwieten, Bhupinder P. Singh, Balwant Singh and Mark Farrell
      Regional Considerations for Targeted Use of Biochar in Agriculture and Remediation in Australia
      doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub63.2014.0052
      SSSA Special Publication, Agricultural and Environmental Applications of Biochar: Advances and Barriers, 63:445-474
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    • Wei Zheng, Nancy Holm and Kurt A. Spokas
      Research and Application of Biochar in North America
      doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub63.2014.0053
      SSSA Special Publication, Agricultural and Environmental Applications of Biochar: Advances and Barriers, 63:475-494
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    • Mingxin Guo, Sophie Minori Uchimiya and Zhongqi He
      Agricultural and Environmental Applications of Biochar: Advances and Barriers
      doi:10.2136/sssaspecpub63.2014.0054
      SSSA Special Publication, Agricultural and Environmental Applications of Biochar: Advances and Barriers, 63:495-504
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