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Fundamentals of soil ecology.

Author: David C Coleman; D A Crossley; Paul F Hendrix
Publisher: London : Academic, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed.View all editions and formats
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"This fully revised and expanded edition of Fundamentals of Soil Ecology continues its holistic approach to soil biology and ecosystem function, while including a wealth of new material for students and researchers. The authors cover the latest information on below-ground biota and methods to identify and determine its distribution and abundance. They also emphasize the increasing importance of soils as the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David C Coleman; D A Crossley; Paul F Hendrix
ISBN: 0121797260 9780121797263
OCLC Number: 65200812
Notes: Previous edition: published as by David C. Coleman and D.A. Crossley, Jr. 1996.
Description: 386 pages : illustrations
Contents: 1. Historical overview of soils and the fitness of the soil environment --
2. Primary production processes in soils : roots and rhizosphere associates --
3. Secondary production : activities of heterotrophic organisms --
microbes --
4. Secondary production : activities of heterotrophic organisms --
the soil fauna --
5. Decomposition and nutrient cycling --
6. Soil food webs : detritivory and microbivory in soils --
7. Soil biodiversity and linkages to soil processes --
8. Future developments in soil ecology --
9. Laboratory and field exercises in soil ecology.

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Emphasizes the importance of soils as the organizing center for all terrestrial ecosystems and provides an overview of theory and practice of soil ecology, both from an ecosystem and evolutionary  Read more...

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"This book is by highly respected authors on a very active subject...it will give an excellent education on soil organisms and their general behavior."-P.B.H. Tinker, in EXPERIMENTAL AGRICULTURE, Read more...

 
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