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Lal, R.

Works: 189 works in 777 publications in 2 languages and 15,749 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Creator
Classifications: S592.6.C35, 631.4
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by R Lal
Soil erosion research methods by R Lal( Book )

21 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second edition of Soil Erosion Research Methods is a result of the enthusiastic reception of the first edition by soil erosion researchers around the world. This new version is a response to the continued and growing need to promote the use of appropriate methodology to evaluate soil erosion
Encyclopedia of soil science( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers all branches of soil science, from meneralogy and physics to soil management and restoration
Methods for assessment of soil degradation( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soil carbon sequestration and the greenhouse effect : proceedings of a symposium sponsored by Divisions S-3, S-5, and S-7 of the Soil Science Society of America at the 90th Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD, 18-22 October 1998 by Soil Science Society of America( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is about the concept of the Greenhouse Effect is more than a century old, but today the observed and predicted climate changes. This second edition of Soil Carbon Sequestration and the Greenhouse Effect is essential reading for understandingthe processes, properties, and practices affecting the soil carbon pool and its dynamics
Soil quality and soil erosion by R Lal( Book )

13 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Soil Quality and Soil Erosion is based on invited and contributory papers of a July 1996 symposium organized by the NC-174 and NC-59 Committees in conjunction with the 51st Annual Meeting of the Soil and Water Conservation Society at the Keystone Center in Colorado. The authors review progress made on soil quality and erosion-induced changes in soil quality and productivity. This volume presents state-of-the-art knowledge on soil erosion and soil quality and their impact on productivity and environments."--Jacket
Soil processes and the carbon cycle by R Lal( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pedosphere is the interface between the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere; it plays a major role in the overall global carbon cycle, and in tQe production of food and fiber around the world. Because ofhuman manipulation of the pedosphere! its interaction with the other spheres, and the attendant impacts on ecosystem productivity and environrnent quality, a symposium entitled, "Carbon Sequestration in Soils" was held at The Ohio State University in July 1996. This volume and two others contain the papers covering the information presented at the symposium. These volumes are the state-of-the-art compendium on this topical issue of global significance. They point out "Knowledge Gaps" and researchable issues related to "Soils and the Carbon Cycle", pedospheric processes and their interactions with other natural spheres, and relevant strategic and policy considerations. Information conceming soil organic ci1rbon pool in different ecosystems, the impact of land use and management on this pool, relationships of soil organic matter to soil structure, soil quality, and to mechanisms goveming carbon sequestration in soil, and other themes are presented in a comprehensive manner with the objectives of identifying and developing policy and management options. However, the information presented also points out that much more knowledge is needed to improve our future understanding of these fundamental processes that govem the dynamics of soil organic carbon and their accompanying effects on the entire fabric of life on earth. Papers dealing with the global C cycle and pools in different ecoregions are compiled in the flTst volume, those dealing with C sequestration in soil in relation to management and land use in the second volume, and those dealing with site-specific issues in the third volume. The editorial committee has provided introductory and concluding chapters to highlight the issues and summarize the salient features. A total of34 chapters are included in volume 1,41 in volume 2, and 18 in volume 3
Soils and global change by R Lal( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soil processes and water quality by R Lal( Book )

11 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soil processes and water quality; The management of soil phosphorus availability and its impact on surface water qualituy; Impact of nitrogen fertilization of pastures and turfgrasses on water quality; Impacts of soil N management on the quality of surface and subsurface water; Animal and municipal organic wastes and water quality; Soil ans water contamination by heavy metals; Water quality effects of tropical deforestation and farming system on agricultural waterheds in western Nigeria; Macropore hydraulics: taking a sledgehammer to classical theory; Water quality models for developing soil management practices; Research priorities for soil processes and water quality in 21st century
Integrated watershed management in the global ecosystem by R Lal( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on the technical, social, and economic issues involved in watershed management, this interdisciplinary author team focuses on bettering land use practices and the condition of soil water resources. Integrated Watershed Management in the Global Ecosystem is a volume composed from an international symposium of the world's leading experts and practitioners in soil and water conservation exploring an "ecosystem-based" management approach to the problem. Readers of this volume will quickly appreciate why inattention to the issues of continued land and water degradation stresses human populations. This volume seeks positive results through better understanding of the issues and improved management approaches. This volume is useful to soil scientists, horticulturists, forestry researchers, environmental scientists and social scientists
Soil degradation in the United States : extent, severity, and trends by R Lal( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soil degradation, a decline in soil quality due to anthropogenic perturbations, is a serious threat with negative impacts on agriculture and the environment. The assessment and monitoring of all forms of degradation is essential to the evaluation of negative trends and implementation of mitigating technologies. Soil Degradation in the United States: Extent, Severity, and Trends is an assessment of current trends and geographic hot spots. It not only describes the types of soil degradation, but also evaluates the processes and triggers that cause the damage. Written by world-renowned leaders in the field of soil science, the book is thematically divided into three sections: Section I addresses basic processes and discusses concepts and definitions, land use change, and global trends. Section II provides the data on soil degradation by various processes such as water and wind erosion, salt build-up, and soil contamination. Section III summarizes the magnitude and severity of degradation and addresses policy issues in relation to economic and environmental impact. Several appendices provide much needed information on past trends and future projections. This book is a state-of-the-art compendium that provides a ready reference and data source for soil scientists, agronomists, environmentalists, land managers, and policy makers
The potential of U.S. grazing lands to sequester carbon and mitigate the greenhouse effect by R. F Follett( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grazing lands occupy an even larger area than cropland - 212 Mha (524 million acres) of privately owned and over 124 Mha (300 million acres) of publicly owned land in the U.S., or more than twice the area of cropland. The large area grazing land occupies, its diversity of climates and soils, and the potential to improve its use and productivity all contribute to its great importance for sequestering C. This book is a first comprehensive evaluation of the potential of these important, diverse, and majestic land resources to sequester C
Climate change and global food security by R Lal( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In order to feed their burgeoning populations, developing nations will need to double cereal production by the year 2050. This increase will have to come from existing land, as little potential exists for bringing new land under cultivation -- a daunting prospect when one realizes that increased use and significantly higher concentrations of carbon dioxide have led to a severe depletion of the carbon pool in the world's soils. This is especially telling in developing countries where tropical climates further compromise the soil's ability to recover."--Publisher
Sustainable management of soil resources in the humid tropics by R Lal( Book )

11 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Principles of soil conservation and management by Humberto Blanco( Book )

30 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews the state-of-knowledge on soil erosion and management. This book discusses soil conservation topics in relation to soil productivity, environment quality, and agronomic production. It addresses the implications of soil erosion with emphasis on global hotspots and synthesizes available from developed and developing countries
Ecosystem services and carbon sequestration in the biosphere by R Lal( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecological functions and human wellbeing depend on ecosystem services. Among the ecosystem services are provisional (food, feed, fuel, fiber), regulating (carbon sequestration, waste recycling, water cleansing), cultural (aesthetic, recreational, spiritual), and supporting services (soil formation, photosynthesis, nutrient cycling). Many relationships of various degree exist among ecosystem services. Thus, land use and soil management to enhance biospheric carbon sinks for carbon sequestration requires a comprehensive understanding on the effects on ecosystem services. Payments for ecosystem s
Climate change and food security in South Asia by R Lal( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of the 1 billion food insecure people, more than 30% are in South Asia. Large populations of Bangladesh and other coastal regions may be displaced by sea level rise. This book addresses food security in South Asia with specific reference to climate change
Recarbonization of the biosphere : ecosystems and the global carbon cycle by R Lal( Book )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book describes comprehensively carbon (C) cycle process in global ecosystems and the potential and co-benefits of recarbonization of the biosphere. An ever increasing human population is disposing increasing amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere by land use and land cover changes but most importantly by burning of fossil fuels. This process severely perturbs the natural global C cycles and Earth system processes. Recarbonization of the biosphere is a potential strategy to redistribute C among global pools, and to enhance ocean but most importantly land-based C sinks. Sustainably managed and protected must be, in particular, the large and sensitive C stocks in permafrost, wetlands, peatlands, tropical rainforests and savannas, grasslands, degraded/desertified lands, and croplands. Recarbonization requires long-term management because C stocks grow with a progressive improvement in ecosystem health. Protecting and enhancing land-based C sinks serves food security aside contributing to climate change mitigation and adaptation
Carbon sequestration in urban ecosystems by Rattan Lal( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rapid urbanization started since early 1950s. Among numerous consequences of urbanization are change in land use and land cover including deforestation, encroachment of prime farmland, and alterations in landscape. These consequences reduce the ecosystem carbon stocks especially in biota and soils, alter the hydrologic cycle by increasing runoff and decreasing soil water storage, change energy budget by altering albedo, and disrupt cycling of carbon and other elements. Such drastic alterations in land use and land cover and biogeochemical cycling of C and other elements affect global climate at local, regional and global scales because of drastic and irreversible changes in the structure, functions and dynamics of ecosystems. The global urban expansion rate is estimated at 2̃ million ha (Mha) of additional land to accommodate annual population growth of 70 to 80 millions. Because urban areas consist of build up areas and green areas or free space, judicious management of free space is crucial to moderating the global carbon cycle. Open spaces can be sustainably managed for home lawns, sports grounds, recreational areas, forests, and urban agriculture. Green roofs are also important in influencing the albedo and the carbon and hydrologic cycles. The strategy is to increase the green space areas, enhance their net primary productivity, and increase the overall carbon budget of urban ecosystems. It is also important to link science with policy"--Publisher's web site
Soil emission of nitrous oxide and its mitigation by David Ussiri( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a clear and concise analysis of the global budget of nitrous oxide and the factors controlling its emission. It also describes the anthropogenic sources of nitrous oxide with major emphasis on agricultural activities. Anthropogenic activities have more than doubled the availability of reactive nitrogen in the biosphere, primarily through agricultural activities. Increasing nitrogen availability is producing unintended environmental consequences, including enhanced nitrous oxide emissions. Nitrous oxide gas is a long-lived radiatively active greenhouse gas (GHG) with an atmospheric lifetime of approximately 120 years, and heat trapping effects about 310 times more powerful than carbon dioxide on a per molecule basis. Nitrous oxide is not only a potent GHG, but it also plays a significant role in the depletion of stratospheric ozone. This book offers an extensive look at mitigation techniques to reduce emissions from agricultural soils and fertilizer nitrogen sources. The global nitrogen cycle and role of enhanced reactive nitrogen in nitrous oxide emission is discussed. The Present and the future of enhanced nitrous oxide emissions on climate change and ozone depletion is outlined. The majority of the book focuses on soil borne nitrous oxide emissions. The spatial-temporal variation of soil nitrous oxide fluxes and underlying biogeochemical processes are described, as well as approaches to quantify fluxes from soils. Global nitrous oxide budget estimation based on various techniques and the associated uncertainties are outlined with the emphasis on research need to provide data for modeling. Mitigation strategies to reduce the emissions, especially from agricultural soils and fertilizer nitrogen sources are described in detail in the later part of the book
Sustainable intensification to advance food security and enhance climate resilience in Africa by Rattan Lal( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whereas the Green Revolution of the 1960ℓ́ℓs and 1970ℓ́ℓs in South Asia and elsewhere did not happen in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), several regions of SSA have experienced substantial improvements in crop yields and growth in agricultural production since the beginning of the 21st century. Yet, no drastic increase in per capita food grain production has occurred, primarily because of rapid rates of population growth. On the contrary, per capita food production has decreased in East Africa, Southern Africa and Central Africa. Thus, hunger, malnutrition and poverty remain endemic throughout SSA.℗ℓ Agriculture in SSA is vulnerable to harsh and uncertain climate variations. Resource-poor and small landholders are particularly susceptible to their negative impacts. SSA is one of the global hotspots for adverse effects of climate change on agricultural production and the environment. These include severe problems of soil degradation, nutrient and organic matter depletion, water contamination and eutrophication, and loss of biodiversity, especially the below-groundℓ́ℓs diversity. Thus sustainable intensification (SI) can play an important role in enhancing agricultural production while restoring degraded/desertified soils, mitigating global warming by sequestering atmospheric CO2 in soils and vegetation (forests), adapting to climate change by using recommended management practices of the so called ℓ́ℓclimate-resilientℓ́ℓ or ℓ́ℓclimate-strategicℓ́ℓ agriculture, improving farm income, and empowering women and other under-privileged populations.℗ℓ The relevance of SI is more now than ever before because of decreasing per capita arable land area, competing uses of land for non-agricultural purposes, increasing risks of land/soil degradation, and changing and uncertain climate. Resource-poor and smallholder farmers of SSA neither have the capacity to adapt nor have the resilience to recover
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Encyclopedia of soil science
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Lal, R.

Lal, R. (Rattan)

Lal, Ratan

Lal, Rattan

Lal, Rattan 1944-

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Encyclopedia of soil scienceMethods for assessment of soil degradationSoil carbon sequestration and the greenhouse effect : proceedings of a symposium sponsored by Divisions S-3, S-5, and S-7 of the Soil Science Society of America at the 90th Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD, 18-22 October 1998Soil quality and soil erosionSoil processes and the carbon cycleSoils and global changeSoil processes and water qualityIntegrated watershed management in the global ecosystem