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Lal, R.

Works: 178 works in 780 publications in 1 language and 15,774 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 )

22 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 mineralogy and physics to soil management and restoration. Online version features quarterly updates, keyword searchability, color graphics, and customized content views
Methods for assessment of soil degradation( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The potential of U.S. grazing lands to sequester carbon and mitigate the greenhouse effect by R. F Follett( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 344 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
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 )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 329 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 328 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 )

12 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 311 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 302 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 manegement of soil phosphorus availability and its impact on surface water quality; 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 and water contamination by heavy metals; Water quality effects of tropical defoestation and farming system on agricultural wathersheds 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 21tst Century
Global climate change and tropical ecosystems by R Lal( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carbon pool in tropical ecosystems; Lande use and carbon pool in soils of Africa; Land use and carbon pool in soils of tropical america; Land use and carbon pool in soils of Asia and the Pacific; Basic soil processes and carbon dynamics; Monitoring and prediction; Research and development priorities
Integrated watershed management in the global ecosystem by R Lal( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on technical, social, and economic issues involved in watershed management, the author examines land-use practices and soil water resources. The text is based on an international symposium in soil and water conservation, exploring an "ecosystem-based" management approach to the problem
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 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soil Degradation in the United States: Extent, Severity, and Trends examines the magnitude and severity of soil degradation by different processes in the U.S., including water erosion, wind erosion, C depletion, soil compaction, salt build-up, and soil contamination. In addition, it addresses policy issues with regard to economic and environmental impact, land use change, and global trends. It covers past trends and future projections regarding soil degradation. The book provides a ready reference and data source for soil scientists and researchers, agronomists, environmentalists, land use pla
Climate change and global food security by R Lal( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 190 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
Carbon sequestration in forest ecosystems by Klaus Lorenz( Book )

29 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 178 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
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 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

28 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 132 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 66 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
Climate change and food security in South Asia by R Lal( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 46 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
Soil emission of nitrous oxide and its mitigation by David Ussiri( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 36 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
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Encyclopedia of soil science
Alternative Names
Lal, R.

Lal, R. (Rattan)

Lal, Ratan

Lal, Rattan

Lal, Rattan 1944-

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English (280)

Encyclopedia of soil scienceMethods for assessment of soil degradationThe potential of U.S. grazing lands to sequester carbon and mitigate the greenhouse effectSoil 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 quality