Editor: Narcin P.-Unsal

Mechanisms of Landscape Rehabilitation and Sustainability

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ISBN: 978-1-60805-395-7 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-168-7 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2011
DOI: 10.2174/97816080516871110101

Introduction

Mechanisms of Landscape Rehabilitation and Sustainability is based on the results of landscape rehabilitation with the help of fabricated soil and a new approach on the use of restored soils for building houses and communities.

This book presents discoveries and proposals that have emerged from the authors' research and explains ways to protect Earth's ecosystems against further degradation. These proposals are founded on the philosophy of sustainable development and its application to various aspects essential to the long-term success of human beings; these include community coexistence, education, water purification and recycling, agriculture, the production of fabricated soil for landscape rehabilitation, and the preservation and propagation of wild flora. Strategies for both indoor and outdoor systems are covered in this publication.

The book covers several subjects including molecular biology, botany, microbiology, soil biochemistry and human interaction with the ecosystem. Methods for soil rehabilitation ultimately allow us to obtain optimal crop yield.

Mechanisms of Landscape Rehabilitation and Sustainability is of particular interest to academic and professional biologists, soil scientists, ecologists, agronomists and architects.

Foreword

- Pp. i
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Editorial Preface

- Pp. ii
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About The Authors And Editor

- Pp. iii-v (3)
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Acknowledgements

- Pp. vi
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Soil Sustainability

- Pp. 1-3 (3)
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Soil Resources and the Environment

- Pp. 4-7 (4)
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Sustainable Land Management in the Tropics as an Example of Environmental and Socio-Economic Soil Function

- Pp. 8-16 (9)
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Fabricated Soil for Landscape Rehabilitation

- Pp. 17-21 (5)
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Microbial Activity in Fabricated Soils for Landscape Rehabilitation

- Pp. 22-24 (3)
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Microbial Activity of Fabricated Soil and Plant Biodiversity

- Pp. 25-31 (7)
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Nitrogen Fixation as a Source of Nitrogen in the Soil

- Pp. 32-35 (4)
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Five Years Exploration of Fabricated Soils: Bacterial and Mineral Composition

- Pp. 36-39 (4)
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Carbon Dioxide, Photosynthesis, Growth, and Productivity

- Pp. 40-41 (2)
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Chemical Signaling During an Organism’s Growth and Development

- Pp. 42-48 (7)
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Phytohormones in Transformed Tobacco Plants

- Pp. 49-51 (3)
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Phytohormones, Genome and Properties

- Pp. 52-63 (12)
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Secondary Substances for Chemo-Taxonomy and Allelopathy

- Pp. 64-67 (4)
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Some Characteristics of Willow Species for their Taxonomy

- Pp. 68-71 (4)
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Relations of Growth and Differentiation of Willow and Poplar Species: Biological Rhythms on Fabricated Soils

- Pp. 72-74 (3)
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Phenolic Cycle in Plants and Environment

- Pp. 75-78 (4)
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Chemotaxonomy of Willow Species

- Pp. 79-80 (2)
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Water Cycling and Plant Management

- Pp. 81-83 (3)
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Ecological Modeling in Space

- Pp. 84-90 (7)
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Soils for Sustaining Global Food Production

- Pp. 91-98 (8)
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Glossary

- Pp. 99-118 (20)
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Index

- Pp. 119-124 (6)
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