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Rapid advances in tomography and imaging techniques and their successful application in soil and plant science are changing our sciences today. Many more articles using imaging and tomography are being published currently compared to 20 years ago. Soil–Water–Root Processes: Advances in Tomography and Imaging is a unique assemblage of contributions exploring applications of imaging and tomography systems in soil science—it provides an updated collection of X-ray computed tomography, synchrotron microtomography, neutron imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, geophysical imaging tools, and other tomography techniques for evaluating soils and roots. Exciting new procedures and applications have emerged, with the promise to propel forward our understanding of soil–plant properties and processes. Stephen H. Anderson and Jan W. Hopmans,ed. Hardcover. 304 pp., 2013; SSSA. SSSA Special Publication 61. ISBN: 978-0-89118-958-9 (print). Item B60990. Order online $72 (member price) or phone 608-268-4960. View the Table of Contents (PDF)
Researchers must come together and leverage our understanding of the rhizosphere to maximize efficient, sustainable use of limited water and soil nutrient resources. Enhancing Understanding and Quantification of Soil–Root Growth Interactions takes on this challenge to solve society's growing problems in the conservation of quality water and soil resources—from addressing the critical needs in nations who cannot afford costly fertilizers, to the global challenge of enhancing soil carbon storage to reduce climate change effects of elevated carbon dioxide. This book brings together scientists from different disciplines, worldwide, together to encourage synthesis of transdisciplinary knowledge and further research and developments in the area of root–soil interactions. Dennis Timlin and Laj R. Ahuja, ed. Hardcover. 324 pp., 2013; ASA, CSSA, and SSSA. Advances in Agricultural Systems Modeling 4. ISBN: 978-0-89118-338-9 (print). Item B40810. Order online for $64 (member price) or phone 608-268-4960. View the Table of Contents (PDF)
Sustainability is a key framework for analyzing biological systems—and turfgrass is no exception. It is part of a complex that encompasses turfgrass interactions with different environments and the suitability of different turfgrasses for specific environments. In addition to its biological role, turfgrass—in the form of lawns, green spaces, and playing surfaces—brings beneficial sociological effects to an increasingly urbanized society. This book presents a comprehensive overview of current knowledge and issues in the field of turfgrass research and management, including the genetics and breeding, the diseases and pests, and the ecology of turfgrasses, and will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers. John C. Stier, Brian P. Horgan, and Stacy A. Bonos, ed. Hardcover, 1328 pp., 2013. ASA, CSSA, SSSA. Agron Monogr. 56. ISBN: 978-0-89118-613-7. Item B40302. Order online for $168 (member price) or phone 608-268-4960. View the Table of Contents (PDF).
Quantifying and Modeling Soil Structure Dynamics emphasises a systems approach to how soil structure changes in response to inputs and to the environment. Soil structure is a dynamic, complex system affected by tillage, wheel traffic, roots, soil life, shrink–swell, and freeze–thaw. In turn, soil structure affects root growth and function, soil fauna, solute transport, water infiltration, gas exchange, thermal and electrical conductivities, traffic bearing capacity, and more. Ignoring soil structure or viewing it as "static" can lead to poor predictions and management. Readers will especially appreciate the description of soil structure influence on endpoints, such as environmental contamination and efficient water use, and how models should be adjusted to include dynamic soil structure components for accurate outputs. Sally Logsdon, Markus Berli, and Rainer Horn, ed. Hardcover. 208 pp., 2013; SSSA. Advances in Agricultural Systems Modeling 3. ISBN: 978-0-89118-956-5 (print). Item B60988. Order online for $56 (member price) or phone 608-268-4960. Click Here to View the Table of Contents (PDF)
The new graduate student must select a graduate committee, plan course work, find an original research topic, and design a research plan that ultimately leads to a defensible thesis or series of publishable research articles. Whether a graduate student plans a research career or not, he or she typically must complete an original, independent, analytical study, even though few beginning students know how or where to begin. This process-oriented manual holds the fundamentals students in the sciences need to trek the graduate school path—it is a “backpack” filled with the requirements, tips, warnings, and enough humor to help students make the most of the journey. Ronald D. Taskey, author. Flex cover, 208 pages, 2012; ASA, CSSA, SSSA. ISBN: 978-0-89118-334-1. Item number: B40736. Order online for $24 (member price) or phone 608-268-4960. Click Here to View the Table of Contents (PDF)
Did you ever consider that with no soil there would be no life? Know Soil, Know Life will introduce you to an amazing world—the world beneath your feet. Soil is the foundation our natural living world depends on, the substance of life, the critical zone of the earth. Soil is not dirt. SOIL IS LIFE! High school or undergraduate students will find Know Soil, Know Life is an easily accessible resource. But this book is for all ages. Everyone interested in being more environmentally conscious—the urban dweller, the young naturalist, the home gardener—can learn about the diversity of soils and their importance in our environment. Softcover, 206 pages, 2012; SSSA. ISBN: 978-0-89118-954-1. Item number: B60991.Order online for $32 (member price) or phone 608-268-4960. View the Table of Contents (PDF)
What is the nature of the urban- rural interface? It is the place where country gives way to residential neighborhoods and shopping areas in a startling way? Is it a simple factor of population density? There is nothing simple about the urban–rural interface—Editors David Laband, Graeme Lockaby, and Wayne Zipperer present the broad spectrum of interdisciplinary complexities at play. Organized into three sections on changing ecosystems, changing human dimensions, and the dynamic integration of human and natural systems, this is the new sustainability science, an emerging discipline that calls for integrating social and economic values with the physical, chemical, and ecological functions of ecosystems. David N. Laband, B. Graeme Lockaby, and Wayne C. Zipperer, ed. Hardcover, 352 pp., 2012; ASA, CSSA, SSSA. ISBN: 978-0-89118-615-1. Item B40805. Order online for $92 (member price) or phone 608-268-4960. View the Table of Contents (PDF)
Climate change is no longer merely projected to occur in the indeterminate future. It has already begun to be manifested in the weather regimes affecting agroecosystems, food production, and rural livelihoods in many regions around the world. It is a real and growing challenge to the world at large and in particular to the scientific community, which is called upon with increasing urgency to respond effectively.The second volume in the ICP Series on Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation, Handbook of Climate Change and Agroecosystems: Global and Regional Aspects and Implications is published jointly by the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America and Imperial College Press. The ongoing series is dedicated to elucidating the actual and potential impacts of climate change, and to formulating effective responses to this global challenge. It is designed to inform, spur, and integrate the work of leading researchers in the major regions of the world, and to further international cooperation in this crucial field. Order online at http://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/p876
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