Search for dissertations about: "soil fertility"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 45 swedish dissertations containing the words soil fertility.

  1. 1. Novel approaches in modeling of soil carbon : Upscaling theories and energetics

    Author : Arjun Chakrawal; Stefano Manzoni; Hyun-Seob Song; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; NATURVETENSKAP; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; NATURAL SCIENCES; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; Microorganisms; soil C cycling; spatial heterogeneity; energetics; thermodynamics; microbial metabolism; calorespirometric ratio; microbial traits; heat dissipation; microscale; Physical Geography; naturgeografi;

    Abstract : Soils contain more carbon (C) than terrestrial (above ground) and atmospheric carbon combined. Mismanagement of soil C could lead to increased greenhouse gas emissions, whereas practices leading to increased C storage would help mitigate climate change while improving soil fertility and ecological functions. READ MORE

  2. 2. Soil Degradation of Raised-beds on Orchards in the Mekong Delta Field and Laboratory Methods

    Author : Quang Pham Van; Per-Erik Jansson; Khoa Le Van; Ingmar Messing; KTH; []
    Keywords : AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; citrus orchards; nutrient; soil fertility; soil strength; soil degradation; alluvial soil; Mekong delta;

    Abstract : Soil degradation is a complex process which may occur anywhere and at any time. It directly affects the physical, chemical and biological processes within the soil profile. Soil degradation can either be as a result of natural hazards or due to manmade actions, such as mismanagement on cropping patterns, soil preparation and cultivation practices. READ MORE

  3. 3. Sustainable agriculture : From global challenges to local land management

    Author : John Livsey; Stefano Manzoni; Steve Lyon; Esteban Jobbágy; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; LANTBRUKSVETENSKAPER; NATURAL SCIENCES; AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES; agriculture; irrigation; nutrients; soil properties; water management; fertilisation; Physical Geography; naturgeografi;

    Abstract : Despite the success of agriculture management practices in increasing the availability of food needed to meet the requirements of the expanding global population, there are increasing demands placed on the resources on which the sector depends. Opportunities for the development of agricultural systems are constrained by increasing competition, from other sectors, for shared resources. READ MORE

  4. 4. Fertile grounds? : Collective strategies and the political ecology of soil management in Uganda

    Author : Elina Andersson; LUCSUS; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; political ecology; land degradation; soil fertility; smallholder farmers; collective action; gender; action research; Uganda;

    Abstract : Proceeding from land degradation and soil fertility decline in sub-Saharan African smallholder agriculture and drawing on empirical research with smallholder farmers in Tororo district in south-eastern Uganda (2010-2012), this thesis identifies local collective strategies in response to changing livelihood conditions. In an attempt to co-produce knowledge with a transformative potential, the thesis also illustrates how action research can be employed to envision, implement and evaluate a locally anchored practice to improve soil fertility, namely the use of human urine as a crop fertilizer. READ MORE

  5. 5. Drivers of soil fungal communities in boreal forests : feedbacks on soil fertility and decomposition

    Author : Erica Sterkenburg; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; []

    Abstract : Boreal forests harbour diverse fungal communities with decisive roles in decomposition and plant nutrition. Difficulties in studying soil fungi have limited knowledge about how fungal communities are shaped. READ MORE