Bringing together a wealth of knowledge, Environmental Management Handbook, Second Edition, gives a comprehensive overview of environmental problems, their sources, their assessment, and their solutions. Through in-depth entries and a topical table of contents, readers will quickly find answers to questions about environmental problems and their corresponding management issues. This six-volume set is a reimagining of the award-winning Encyclopedia of Environmental Management, published in 2013, and features insights from more than 400 contributors, all experts in their field.

The experience, evidence, methods, and models used in studying environmental management are presented here in six stand-alone volumes, arranged along the major environmental systems.


  • The first handbook that demonstrates the key processes and provisions for enhancing environmental management
  • Addresses new and cutting-edge topics on ecosystem services, resilience, sustainability, food–energy–water nexus, socio-ecological systems, and more
  • Provides an excellent basic knowledge on environmental systems, explains how these systems function, and offers strategies on how to best manage them
  • Includes the most important problems and solutions facing environmental management today

In this third volume, Managing Soils and Terrestrial Systems, the general concepts and processes of the geosphere with its related soil and terrestrial systems are introduced. It explains how these systems function and provides strategies on how to best manage them. It serves as an excellent resource for finding basic knowledge on the geosphere systems and includes important problems and solutions that environmental managers face today. This book practically demonstrates the key processes, methods, and models used in studying environmental management.

part I|96 pages

APC: Anthropogenic Chemicals

chapter 1|5 pages

Agricultural Soils: Nitrous Oxide Emissions

ByJohn R. Freney

chapter 2|10 pages

Agriculture: Energy Use and Conservation

ByGuangnan Chen, Tek Narayan Maraseni

chapter 3|5 pages

Agriculture: Organic

ByKathleen Delate

chapter 4|9 pages

Erosion by Water: Accelerated

ByDavid Favis-Mortlock

chapter 5|5 pages

Erosion: Irrigation-Induced

ByRobert E. Sojka, David L. Bjorneberg

chapter 6|11 pages

Pesticide Translocation Control: Soil Erosion

ByMonika Frielinghaus, Detlef Deumlich, Roger Funk

chapter 7|30 pages


ByMarek Biziuk, Jolanta Fenik, Monika Kosikowska, Maciej Tankiewicz

chapter 8|10 pages

Salt-Affected Soils: Sustainable Agriculture

ByPichu Rengasamy

chapter 9|4 pages

Sodic Soils: Irrigation Farming

ByDavid Burrow

part II|159 pages

COV: Comparative Overviews of Important Topics for Environmental Management

chapter 10|12 pages

Agricultural Soils: Carbon and Nitrogen Biological Cycling

ByAlan J. Franzluebbers

chapter 11|7 pages

Agricultural Soils: Phosphorus

ByAnja Gassner, Ewald Schnug

chapter 12|6 pages

Erosion and Global Change

ByTaolin Zhang, Xingxiang Wang

chapter 13|6 pages

Erosion and Precipitation

ByBofu Yu

chapter 14|5 pages

Erosion: History

ByAndrew S. Goudie

chapter 15|4 pages

Erosion by Wind: Global Hot Spots

ByAndrew Warren

chapter 16|5 pages

Erosion by Wind: Principles

ByLarry D. Stetler

chapter 17|5 pages

Erosion: Snowmelt

ByDonald K. McCool

chapter 18|4 pages

Erosion: Soil Quality

ByCraig Ditzler

chapter 19|8 pages

Farming: Organic

ByBrenda Frick

chapter 20|6 pages

Global Climate Change: World Soils

ByRattan Lal

chapter 21|5 pages

Integrated Farming Systems

ByJohn Holland

chapter 22|5 pages

Organic Soil Amendments

ByPhilip Oduor-Owino

chapter 23|14 pages

Pasturelands, Rangelands, and Other Grazing Social-Ecological Systems

ByRadost Stanimirova, Rachael Garrett

chapter 24|14 pages

Salt-Affected Soils: Physical Properties and Behavior

ByHwat Bing So

chapter 25|5 pages

Sodic Soils: Properties

ByPichu Rengasamy

chapter 26|18 pages

Soil Degradation: Global Assessment

ByAhmet Çilek, Suha Berberoğlu, Erhan Akça, Cenk Dönmez, Mehmet Akif Erdoğan, Burçak Kapur, Selim Kapur

chapter 27|7 pages

Soil Erosion and Carbon Dioxide

ByPierre A. Jacinthe, Rattan Lal

chapter 28|7 pages

Soil Quality: Carbon and Nitrogen Gases

ByPhilippe Rochette, Sean McGinn, Reynald Lemke

chapter 29|5 pages

Sustainable Agriculture: Soil Quality

ByJohn W. Doran, Ed G. Gregorich

part III|15 pages

CSS: Case Studies of Environmental Management

chapter 30|8 pages

Drought and Agricultural Production in the Central Andes

ByClaudia Canedo-Rosso, Ronny Berndtsson, Cintia B. Uvo

chapter 31|5 pages

Mines: Rehabilitation of Open Cut

ByDouglas J. Dollhopf

part IV|88 pages

DIA: Diagnostic Tools: Monitoring, Ecological Modeling, Ecological Indicators, and Ecological Services

chapter 32|5 pages

Bioenergy Crops: Carbon Balance Assessment

ByRocky Lemus, Rattan Lal

chapter 33|7 pages

Erosion by Water: Amendment Techniques

ByX.-C. (John) Zhang

chapter 34|18 pages

Erosion by Water: Assessment and Control

ByJosé Miguel Reichert, Nadia Bernardi Bonumá, Gustavo Enrique Merten, Jean Paolo Gomes Minella

chapter 35|10 pages

Erosion by Water: Empirical Methods

ByJohn M. Laflen

chapter 36|4 pages

Erosion by Water: Process-Based Modeling

ByMark A. Nearing

chapter 37|21 pages

Erosion by Wind: Source, Measurement, Prediction, and Control

ByBrenton S. Sharratt, R. Scott Van Pelt

chapter 38|6 pages

Erosion Control: Tillage and Residue Methods

ByRichard Cruse, Jerry Neppel, John Kost, Krisztina Eleki

chapter 39|7 pages

Pest Management: Modeling

ByAndrew Paul Gutierrez

chapter 40|4 pages

Soil Quality: Indicators

ByGraham P. Sparling

part V|152 pages

ELE: Focuses on the Use of Legislation or Policy to Address Environmental Problems

chapter 41|9 pages

Acid Sulfate Soils: Management

ByMichael D. Melville, Ian White

chapter 42|21 pages

Agricultural Water Quantity Management

ByX. S. Qin, Y. Xu

chapter 43|12 pages

Erosion by Water: Vegetative Control

BySeth M. Dabney, Silvio J. Gumiere

chapter 44|8 pages

Erosion Control: Soil Conservation

ByEric T. Craswell

chapter 45|4 pages

Farming: Organic Pest Management

ByJán Gallo

chapter 46|15 pages

Integrated Nutrient Management

ByBal Ram Singh

chapter 47|4 pages

Integrated Pest Management

ByH.F. van Emden

chapter 48|9 pages

Integrated Weed Management

ByHeinz Müller-Schärer, Alexandra Robin Collins

chapter 49|4 pages

Manure Management: Compost and Biosolids

ByBahman Eghball, Kenneth A. Barbarick

chapter 50|5 pages

Manure Management: Dairy

ByH.H. Van Horn, D.R. Bray

chapter 51|4 pages

Manure Management: Phosphorus

ByRory O. Maguire, John T. Brake, Peter W. Plumstead

chapter 52|9 pages

Manure Management: Poultry

ByShafiqur Rahman, Thomas R. Way

chapter 53|9 pages

Organic Matter: Management

ByR. Cesar Izaurralde, Carlos C. Cerri

chapter 54|8 pages

Pest Management

ByE.F. Legner

chapter 55|5 pages

Pest Management: Ecological Agriculture

ByBarbara Dinham

chapter 56|4 pages

Pest Management: Ecological Aspects

ByDavid J. Horn

chapter 57|12 pages

Pest Management: Legal Aspects

ByMichael T. Olexa, Zachary T. Broome

part VI|38 pages

ENT: Environmental Management Using Environmental Technologie

chapter 58|8 pages

Acid Sulfate Soils: Formation

ByMartin C. Rabenhorst, Delvin S. Fanning, Steven N. Burch

chapter 59|6 pages

Erosion and Sediment Control: Vegetative Techniques

BySamson D. Angima

chapter 60|5 pages

Precision Agriculture: Engineering Aspects

ByJoel T. Walker, Reza Ehsani, Matthew O. Sullivan

chapter 61|7 pages

Sodic Soils: Reclamation

ByJock Churchman

chapter 62|8 pages

Tillage Erosion: Terrace Formation

BySeth M. Dabney, Dalmo A.N. Vieira

part VII|28 pages

NEC: Natural Elements and Chemicals Found in Nature

chapter 63|5 pages

Erosion by Wind-Driven Rain

ByGunay Erpul, L. Darrell Norton, Donald Gabriels

chapter 64|8 pages

Organic Matter: Global Distribution in World Ecosystems

ByWilfred M. Post

chapter 65|5 pages


ByDouglas Kane, Julia Boike

chapter 66|6 pages

Salt-Affected Soils: Plant Response

ByAnna Eynard, Keith D. Wiebe, Rattan Lal

part VIII|47 pages

PRO: Basic Environmental Processes

chapter 67|5 pages

Agricultural Runoff

ByMatt C. Smith, David K. Gattie, Daniel L. Thomas

chapter 68|5 pages


ByDavid Tongway, John Ludwig

chapter 69|12 pages

Desertification: Prevention and Restoration

ByClaudio Zucca, Susana Bautista, Barron Orr, Franco Previtali

chapter 70|6 pages


ByDennis C. Flanagan

chapter 71|15 pages

Erosion by Water: Erosivity and Erodibility

ByPeter I.A. Kinnell