Function of Soils for Human Societies and the Environment

Function of Soils for Human Societies and the Environment

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The papers in this volume address issues of soil formation, soil management, soil protection and the role of biodiversity that must be considered for a sustainable soil use. The papers are aimed at geoscientists in the broadest sense, and others concerned with soil use who will also find chapters relevant to their interests. Soils knowledge used within other Earth sciences is essential for maintaining healthy ecosystems, for the solutions of problems in environmental quality and for sustainable use of soils by humans.... ^Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA a#39;ETH Zurich, Eschikon-Lindau, Switzerland Abstract: Soils, forming the top layer of the Eartha#39;s crust, are a ... The dynamic soil system delivers functions and services vital for human societies and the environment. ... chemical and biological weathering processes, starting from solid unweathercd rock or loose rock material such as gravel or sand. ... The soil management, superimposed on the inherited properties, creates an additional diversity.

Title:Function of Soils for Human Societies and the Environment
Author: Emmanuel Frossard, Winfried E. H. Blum, Benno P. Warkentin
Publisher:Geological Society of London - 2006-01-01

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