Climate Change and Terrestrial Carbon Sequestration in Central Asia

1st Edition

Rattan Lal, M. Suleimenov, B.A. Stewart, D.O. Hansen, Paul Doraiswamy

CRC Press
Published August 2, 2007
Reference - 494 Pages - 176 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415422352 - CAT# SW2353

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Summary

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 forest management and carbon dynamics, economic analyses of land use practices, important methodological issues arising from the use of GIS, remote sensing, carbon budgeting and scaling, and a review of the knowledge gaps in carbon and climate change. The book is a reference source for soil, water, vegetation, climate, land use and management in the region. The book will be of interest to a wide variety of environmental scientists, economists and those interested in policy issues for the sustainable management of natural resources.

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