Fundamentals of soil ecology

This fully revised and expanded edition of Fundamentals of Soil Ecology continues its holistic approach to soil biology and ecosystem function. Students and ecosystem researchers will gain a greater understanding of the central roles that soils play in ecosystem development and function. The authors...

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Main Author: Coleman, David C.
Other Authors: Crossley, D. A., Hendrix, Paul F.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Amsterdam Elsevier Academic Press c2004, 2004
Edition:2nd ed
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Collection: Elsevier ScienceDirect eBooks - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This fully revised and expanded edition of Fundamentals of Soil Ecology continues its holistic approach to soil biology and ecosystem function. Students and ecosystem researchers will gain a greater understanding of the central roles that soils play in ecosystem development and function. The authors emphasize the increasing importance of soils as the organizing center for all terrestrial ecosystems and provide an overview of theory and practice of soil ecology, both from an ecosystem and evolutionary biology point of view. This volume contains updated and greatly expanded coverage of all belowground biota (roots, microbes and fauna) and methods to identify and determine its distribution and abundance. New chapters are provided on soil biodiversity and its relationship to ecosystem processes, suggested laboratory and field methods to measure biota and their activities in ecosystems. * Contains over 60% new material and 150 more pages * Includes new chapters on soil biodiversity and its relationship to ecosystem function * Outlines suggested laboratory and field methods * Incorporates new pedagogical features * Combines theoretical and practical approaches
Physical Description:online resource (xvii, 386 p.) ill
ISBN:9780121797263
0121797260
9780080472812
0080472818