Sustaining Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Soils and Sediments
Edited by Diana H. Wall
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Sustaining Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Soils and Sediments by Diana H. Wall
Book DescriptionSustaining Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Soils and Sediments brings together the world's leading ecologists, systematists, and evolutionary biologists to present scien-tific 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. 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 topies, 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781559637602
(229mm x 154mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 19-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United States
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Presents information integrating soil and sediment disciplines across terrestrial, marine, and freshwater ecosystems and offers a framework for a discipline that will consider the linkages of biodiversity below-surface, and how biota interact to provide the essential ecosystem services needed for sustainable soils and sediments.
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Author Biography - Diana H. Wall
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. The Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) was established by the International Council for Science (ICSU) in 1969. It brings together natural and social scientists to identify emerging or potential environmental issues and to address jointly the nature and solution of environmental problems on a global basis.With its headquarters in Paris, France, SCOPE programs are conducted by volunteer scientists from every inhabited continent of the globe.
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