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IntroductionAuthor(s): Matt Busse; Christian P. Giardina; Dave M. Morris; Deborah S. Page-Dumroese
Source: Global change and forest soils: Cultivating stewardship of a finite natural resource
Publication Series: Book Chapter
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionNearly one-third of Earth’s total land area is covered by a remarkably complex and richly alive skin: forest soil. This layer – more membrane than crust – is of central importance to the survival of most organisms on our planet. Forest soils help provide an abundance of goods and services to humans including food, fuel, timber, medicines, water, oxygen, biodiversity, climate and hydrological regulation, not to mention a wealth of spiritual, cultural, and aesthetic benefts. For this, humanity is outright lucky but also profoundly challenged with the responsibility for stewarding this natural resource.
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CitationBusse, Matt; Giardina, Christian P.; Morris, Dave M.; Page-Dumroese, Deborah S. 2019. Introduction. In: Busse, Matt; Giardina, Christian P.; Morris, Dave M.; Page-Dumroese, Deborah S., eds. Global change and forest soils: Cultivating stewardship of a finite natural resource. Oxford, UK: Elsevier Science & Technology: 3-7. Chapter 1.
- History of forest soils knowledge and research [Chapter 4]
- History of forest soils knowledge and research
- Temperate forests and soils [Chapter 6]
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