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Book Publication: Biochar for Environmental Management - Science and Technology
by Johannes Lehmann and Stephen Joseph (eds.)
This book explores a diverse set of aspects needed to advance the application of biochar for environmental management. Authors with expertise in the basic sciences as well as economics, marketing and policy summarize the current knowledge and provide a roadmap for future research and development of biochar.

This volume is an effort of the International Biochar Initiative (IBI, www.biochar-international.org) and was published in early 2009. The print copy can be obtained from the publisher EARTHSCAN under http://www.earthscan.co.uk/?tabid=49381. We expect a softcover version and an online version (only for viewing) in 2010.
Johannes Lehmann (Cornell University, Ithaca NY 14853, USA. Phone: 607-254-1236, email: CL273@cornell.edu)
Stephen Joseph (University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2251, Australia. Phone: 61-2-4340-4911, email: joey.stephen@gmail.com)
Table of Contents (subject to change):

Johannes Lehmann, Stephen Joseph

Tim Flannery

Chapter 1: Biochar for environmental management - an introduction
Johannes Lehmann, Stephen Joseph

Chapter 2: Physical properties of biochar
Adriana Downie, Alan Crosky, Paul Munroe

Chapter 3: Characteristics of biochar – micro-chemical properties
James Amonette, Stephen Joseph

Chapter 4: Characteristics of biochar – organo-chemical properties
Evelyn S. Krull, Jeff A. Baldock, Jan O. Skjemstad, Ron S. Smernik

Chapter 5: Biochar - nutrient properties and their enhancement
K. Yin Chan, Z. Hiu Xu

Chapter 6: Characteristics of biochar: biological properties
Janice E. Thies, Matthias C. Rillig

Chapter 7: Developing a biochar classification and test methods
Stephen Joseph, Cordner Peacocke, Johannes Lehmann, Paul Munroe

Chapter 8: Biochar production technology
Robert Brown

Chapter 9: Biochar systems
Johannes Lehmann, Stephen Joseph

Chapter 10: Changes of biochar in soil
Karen Hammes, Michael W. I. Schmidt

Chapter 11: Stability of biochar in soil
Johannes Lehmann, Claudia Czimczik, David Laird, Saran Sohi

Chapter 12: Biochar application to soil
Paul Blackwell, Glen Riethmuller, Mike Collins

Chapter 13: Biochar and emissions of non-CO2 greenhouse gases from soil
Lukas Van Zwieten, Bhupinderpal-Singh, Stephen Joseph, Stephen Kimber, Annette Cowie, Yin Chan

Chapter 14: Biochar effects on soil nutrient transformations
Tom H. DeLuca, M. Derek MacKenzie, Michael J. Gundale

Chapter 15: Biochar effects on nutrient leaching
Julie Major, Christoph Steiner, Adriana Downie, Johannes Lehmann

Chapter 16: Biochar and sorption of organic compounds
Ronald J. Smernik

Chapter 17: Test procedures for determining the quantity of biochar within soils
David A. C. Manning, Elisa Lopez-Capel

Chapter 18: Biochar, greenhouse gas accounting and emissions trading
John Gaunt, Annette Cowie

Chapter 19: Economics of biochar production, utilisation and emissions
Bruce A. McCarl, Cordner Peacocke, Ray Chrisman, Chih-Chun Kung, Ronald D. Sands

Chapter 20: Socio-economic assessment and implementation of small scale biochar projects
Stephen Joseph

Chapter 21: Taking biochar to market: some essential concepts for commercial success
Mark Glover

Chapter 22 Policy to address the threat of dangerous climate change: a leading role for biochar
Peter Read