Soil Carbon Sequestration: Basis & Basics | Book Publisher International

Global warming caused by the greenhouse gases has resulted in unprecedented climatic changes. Various anthropogenic as well as natural processes serve as sources for emission of carbon dioxide, the most potent greenhouse gas. Soil carbon stocks, a key determinant of soil health is getting depleted at a fast rate, indirectly placing the global food security at stake. Considerable variability in the soil organic carbon stocks exists in above and below ground phytomass, which vary with latitude and climatic regions and with different land use systems. The recalcitrant carbon fraction not only reduces the losses of soil organic carbon but also serve in locking up the carbon by way of soil carbon sequestration thus reducing carbon dioxide emissions and global warming to a considerable extent. Soil carbon sequestration includes a host of technologies that are employed which has the potential to greatly reduce, capture and store carbon produced both by anthropogenic factors and natural means in the soil. Mitigative and adaptive strategies of carbon sequestration are largely based on natural processes, engineering techniques and chemical transformations. A judicious land use and prudential adoption of recommended management practices is the need of the hour. While tillage based agriculture damages the soil, conservation agriculture builds soil quality, protects water quality, increases biodiversity and sequesters carbon. Pyrolytic production of biochar holds much prospect for soil carbon sequestration.

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Dr. Naveen Leno
Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, College of Agriculture, Kerala Agricultural University, Vellayani, India.

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Nigerian Coastal Environmental Systems and Processes | Book Publisher International

Since Copenhagen 2002 declaration … Several books and research works have been published on different  aspects of  climatic  variability  and  effects  on  the  survival  of  planet  and  man.  Particular reference have been made on the effects of climate change and sea level rise on the coastal regions. From studies and scientific discourse it appears the coastal environmental system is the most affected by the global  warming and  the  consequent  sea level  rise.  Previous published works on coastal environment range from Physical Science and Social Science to Humanities. Some of these works focused on impact of climate change onhuman, others on mitigation, adaptation and coping aspects of climate change on the coastal areas. Nigerian coastal areas have also received attentions of authors in the last three decades such works include Ibe and Awosika(1995) Dublin-Green et al (1997), Awosika and Ibe (1989), Awosika (1995), Egberongbe et al 2006; Etuonovbe , 2007; Fabiyi, 2008 and Edafienene et al 2010.

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Oluseyi Fabiyi
Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria.

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