Explorations into a Dynamic Process Oriented Soil Science

The paradigm and models of traditional soil science lack the ability to adequately address issues of soil dynamics, environmental integration, and change. Unexplainable research results obtained from traditional soil studies applied to non-traditional soil phenomena in physical geography, archaeology and ecology speak to the current need for soil science to move beyond description and classification and into a dynamic process-oriented soil science capable of providing explanations. Soils do not behave as static inert geologic detritus affected by climate, organisms, relief, and parent material through time, but instead soils behave as self-organizing systems dynamically interrelating with their environment. Recognition of this dynamic behaviour required a re-examination of how scientists in general think and in how modern soil science specifically evolved its basic paradigms and models. This book examines the dynamics of soil organic carbon and demonstrates the self-organizing nature of soil through time as soil responds to a wide range of environmental and human perturbations. Makes soil science accessible to a wider audience by integrating soil science with biology, geography and archaeology Demonstrates universal application by including case studies from around the world Avoids pitfalls of determinism and vitalism by being well founded in the philosophy of science

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  • Author : Douglas S Frink
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 126 pages
  • ISBN : 9780123878229
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Explorations into a Dynamic Process-Oriented Soil Science

Explorations into a Dynamic Process-Oriented Soil Science
  • Author : Douglas S Frink
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 01 July 2011
GET THIS BOOKExplorations into a Dynamic Process-Oriented Soil Science

The paradigm and models of traditional soil science lack the ability to adequately address issues of soil dynamics, environmental integration, and change. Unexplainable research results obtained from traditional soil studies applied to non-traditional soil phenomena in physical geography, archaeology and ecology speak to the current need for soil science to move beyond description and classification and into a dynamic process-oriented soil science capable of providing explanations. Soils do not behave as static inert geologic detritus affected by climate, organisms, relief,

Explorations Into a Dynamic Process-oriented Soil Science

Explorations Into a Dynamic Process-oriented Soil Science
  • Author : Douglas S. Frink
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 25 October 2021
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In 1982 standard organic matter characterization studies on soil from a multicomponent archaeological site were conducted. Two simple laboratory procedures, the Ball Loss-on-Ignition and Walkley-Black wet oxidation, were used to characterize three hearth features containing charcoal. For surface organically enriched soil horizons (A, E, and plow zone) the two procedures generally yielded similar results. However, the results from these two procedures were not similar for the three sub plow-zone cultural features. Thus began a study of soils that has extended over

Land Use, Land Cover and Soil Sciences - Volume II

Land Use, Land Cover and Soil Sciences - Volume II
  • Author : Willy H. Verheye
  • Publisher : EOLSS Publications
  • Release : 19 September 2009
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This Encyclopedia of Land Use, Land Cover and Soil Sciences is a component of the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. Land is one of our most precious assets. It represents space, provides food and shelter, stores and filters water, and it is a base for urban and industrial development, road construction, leisure and many other social activities. Land is, however not unlimited in extent, and even when it is

Recapturing a Future for Space Exploration

Recapturing a Future for Space Exploration
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board,Space Studies Board,Committee for the Decadal Survey on Biological and Physical Sciences in Space
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 30 January 2012
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More than four decades have passed since a human first set foot on the Moon. Great strides have been made in our understanding of what is required to support an enduring human presence in space, as evidenced by progressively more advanced orbiting human outposts, culminating in the current International Space Station (ISS). However, of the more than 500 humans who have so far ventured into space, most have gone only as far as near-Earth orbit, and none have traveled beyond the

Encyclopedia of Soil Science

Encyclopedia of Soil Science
  • Author : Rattan Lal
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 11 January 2017
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New and Improved Global Edition: Three-Volume Set A ready reference addressing a multitude of soil and soil management concerns, the highly anticipated and widely expanded third edition of Encyclopedia of Soil Science now spans three volumes and covers ground on a global scale. A definitive guide designed for both coursework and self-study, this latest version describes every branch of soil science and delves into trans-disciplinary issues that focus on inter-connectivity or the nexus approach. For Soil Scientists, Crop Scientists, Plant

Rediscovering Geography

Rediscovering Geography
  • Author : Rediscovering Geography Committee,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Division on Earth and Life Studies,National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 11 April 1997
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As political, economic, and environmental issues increasingly spread across the globe, the science of geography is being rediscovered by scientists, policymakers, and educators alike. Geography has been made a core subject in U.S. schools, and scientists from a variety of disciplines are using analytical tools originally developed by geographers. Rediscovering Geography presents a broad overview of geography's renewed importance in a changing world. Through discussions and highlighted case studies, this book illustrates geography's impact on international trade, environmental change,

Microbial Biomass: A Paradigm Shift In Terrestrial Biogeochemistry

Microbial Biomass: A Paradigm Shift In Terrestrial Biogeochemistry
  • Author : Tate Kevin Russel
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release : 08 February 2017
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Microbial Biomass informs readers of the ongoing global revolution in understanding soil and ecosystem microbial processes. The first paper on the subject was written by David Jenkinson in 1966, and here new insights and expansions are given on the fascinating world of soil microbial processes. In terms of contemporary issues, it also serves to support urgent efforts to sustainably manage land to feed a growing world population without compromising the environment. It presents new methods of investigation which are leading to

Handbook of Soil Sciences (Two Volume Set)

Handbook of Soil Sciences (Two Volume Set)
  • Author : Pan Ming Huang,Yuncong Li,Malcolm E. Sumner
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 03 October 2018
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An evolving, living organic/inorganic covering, soil is in dynamic equilibrium with the atmosphere above, the biosphere within, and the geology below. It acts as an anchor for roots, a purveyor of water and nutrients, a residence for a vast community of microorganisms and animals, a sanitizer of the environment, and a source of raw materials for co

Thinking with Soils

Thinking with Soils
  • Author : Juan Francisco Salazar,Céline Granjou,Matthew Kearnes,Anna Krzywoszynska,Manuel Tironi
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 25 June 2020
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This book presents a novel and systematic social theory of soil, and is representative of the rising interest in 'the material' in social sciences. Bringing together new modes of 'critical description' with speculative practices and methods of inquiry, it contributes to the exploration of current transformations in socioecologies, as well as in political and artistic practices, in order to address global ecological change. The chapters in this edited volume challenge scholars to attend more carefully to the ways in which

Enabling Manufacturing Competitiveness and Economic Sustainability

Enabling Manufacturing Competitiveness and Economic Sustainability
  • Author : Michael F. Zaeh
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 12 September 2013
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The changing manufacturing environment requires more responsive and adaptable manufacturing systems. The theme of the 5th International Conference on Changeable, Agile, Reconfigurable and Virtual production (CARV2013) is "Enabling Manufacturing Competitiveness and Economic Sustainability. Leading edge research and best implementation practices and experiences, which address these important issues and challenges, are presented. The proceedings include advances in manufacturing systems design, planning, evaluation, control and evolving paradigms such as mass customization, personalization, changeability, re-configurability and flexibility. New and important concepts such as

Hyperspectral Remote Sensing

Hyperspectral Remote Sensing
  • Author : Prem Chandra Pandey,Prashant K. Srivastava,Heiko Balzter,Bimal Bhattacharya,George P. Petropoulos
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 05 August 2020
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Hyperspectral Remote Sensing: Theory and Applications offers the latest information on the techniques, advances and wide-ranging applications of hyperspectral remote sensing, such as forestry, agriculture, water resources, soil and geology, among others. The book also presents hyperspectral data integration with other sources, such as LiDAR, Multi-spectral data, and other remote sensing techniques. Researchers who use this resource will be able to understand and implement the technology and data in their respective fields. As such, it is a valuable reference for

Modelling Complex Ecological Dynamics

Modelling Complex Ecological Dynamics
  • Author : Fred Jopp,Hauke Reuter,Broder Breckling
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 11 February 2011
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Model development is of vital importance for understanding and management of ecological processes. Identifying the complex relationships between ecological patterns and processes is a crucial task. Ecological modelling—both qualitatively and quantitatively—plays a vital role in analysing ecological phenomena and for ecological theory. This textbook provides a unique overview of modelling approaches. Representing the state-of-the-art in modern ecology, it shows how to construct and work with various different model types. It introduces the background of each approach and its