skip to content
Soil biology and agriculture in the tropics Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Soil biology and agriculture in the tropics

Author: Patrice Dion
Publisher: Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, ©2010.
Series: Soil biology, 21.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
The relationships between soils, microbes and humans are of crucial relevance in the tropics, where plant stress and microbial activity are exacerbated. This volume of Soil Biology presents the living component of tropical soils, showing how it is shaped by environmental conditions and emphasizing its dramatic impact on human survival and well-being. Following an introduction to the specificities of tropical soils  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Soil biology and agriculture in the tropics.
Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, ©2010
(DLC) 2010920235
(OCoLC)462921767
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patrice Dion
ISBN: 9783642050763 364205076X
OCLC Number: 663096205
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 325 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Contents: Soils of the Tropics --
Organic Matter and Micro-Organisms in Tropical Soils --
Impacts of Forest Conversion to Agriculture on Microbial Communities and Microbial Function --
The Structural and Functional Biodiversity of Soil: An Interdisciplinary Vision for Conservation Agriculture in Brazil --
The Potential of Soil Beneficial Micro-Organisms for Slash-and-Burn Agriculture in the Humid Forest Zone of Sub-Saharan Africa --
Microbial Populations of Arid Lands and their Potential for Restoration of Deserts --
Exploring the Ecological Significance of Microbial Diversity and Networking in the Rice Ecosystem --
Rhizobial Symbioses in Tropical Legumes and Non-Legumes --
Mycorrhizal Associations in Agroforestry Systems --
Agricultural Development in Tropical Acidic Soils: Potential and Limits of Phosphate-Solubilizing Bacteria --
Role of Microbial Biofertilizers in the Development of a Sustainable Agriculture in the Tropics --
Microbial Degradation of Pesticides in Tropical Soils --
Soil and Crop Contamination Through Wastewater Irrigation and Options for Risk Reduction in Developing Countries --
Towards a New Purpose for Traditional and Other Forms of Soil Knowledge.
Series Title: Soil biology, 21.
Responsibility: Patrice Dion, ed.
More information:

Abstract:

The relationships between soils, microbes and humans are of crucial relevance in the tropics, where plant stress and microbial activity are exacerbated. This volume of Soil Biology presents the living component of tropical soils, showing how it is shaped by environmental conditions and emphasizing its dramatic impact on human survival and well-being. Following an introduction to the specificities of tropical soils and of their microbial communities, the biological aspects of soil management are examined, dealing with land use change, conservation and slash-and-burn agriculture, the restoration of hot deserts, agroforestry and paddy rice cultivation. As they are of particular relevance for tropical agriculture, symbioses of plants and microbes are thoroughly covered, as are the biodegradation of pesticides and health risks associated with wastewater irrigation. Lastly, traditional soil knowledge is discussed as a key to our sustainable presence in this world.

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

From the reviews: "Soil Biology and Agriculture in the Tropics examines the explosion of knowledge about soil microbiology and its importance to agriculture in tropical soils. ... Those interested in Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/663096205> # Soil biology and agriculture in the tropics
    a schema:MediaObject, schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "663096205" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/gw> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/917352115#Place/heidelberg> ; # Heidelberg
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/630/e22/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/917352115#Topic/biomedecine> ; # Biomédecine
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1240674> ; # Tropics.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/917352115#Topic/tropical_climate> ; # Tropical Climate
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85002462> ; # Agriculture--Tropics
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1124446> ; # Soil management
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1124483> ; # Soil microbiology
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/801355> ; # Agriculture
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/917352115#Topic/sciences_de_la_vie> ; # Sciences de la vie
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/917352115#Topic/soil_microbiology> ; # Soil Microbiology
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/917352115#Topic/soil_management_tropics> ; # Soil management--Tropics
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/917352115#Topic/soil_microbiology_tropics> ; # Soil microbiology--Tropics
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/917352115#Topic/technology_&_engineering_agriculture_general> ; # TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING--Agriculture--General
    schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/917352115#Person/dion_patrice_1953> ; # Patrice Dion
    schema:copyrightYear "2010" ;
    schema:datePublished "2010" ;
    schema:description "Soils of the Tropics -- Organic Matter and Micro-Organisms in Tropical Soils -- Impacts of Forest Conversion to Agriculture on Microbial Communities and Microbial Function -- The Structural and Functional Biodiversity of Soil: An Interdisciplinary Vision for Conservation Agriculture in Brazil -- The Potential of Soil Beneficial Micro-Organisms for Slash-and-Burn Agriculture in the Humid Forest Zone of Sub-Saharan Africa -- Microbial Populations of Arid Lands and their Potential for Restoration of Deserts -- Exploring the Ecological Significance of Microbial Diversity and Networking in the Rice Ecosystem -- Rhizobial Symbioses in Tropical Legumes and Non-Legumes -- Mycorrhizal Associations in Agroforestry Systems -- Agricultural Development in Tropical Acidic Soils: Potential and Limits of Phosphate-Solubilizing Bacteria -- Role of Microbial Biofertilizers in the Development of a Sustainable Agriculture in the Tropics -- Microbial Degradation of Pesticides in Tropical Soils -- Soil and Crop Contamination Through Wastewater Irrigation and Options for Risk Reduction in Developing Countries -- Towards a New Purpose for Traditional and Other Forms of Soil Knowledge."@en ;
    schema:description "The relationships between soils, microbes and humans are of crucial relevance in the tropics, where plant stress and microbial activity are exacerbated. This volume of Soil Biology presents the living component of tropical soils, showing how it is shaped by environmental conditions and emphasizing its dramatic impact on human survival and well-being. Following an introduction to the specificities of tropical soils and of their microbial communities, the biological aspects of soil management are examined, dealing with land use change, conservation and slash-and-burn agriculture, the restoration of hot deserts, agroforestry and paddy rice cultivation. As they are of particular relevance for tropical agriculture, symbioses of plants and microbes are thoroughly covered, as are the biodegradation of pesticides and health risks associated with wastewater irrigation. Lastly, traditional soil knowledge is discussed as a key to our sustainable presence in this world."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/917352115> ;
    schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isPartOf <http://worldcat.org/issn/1613-3382> ; # Soil biology,
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/917352115#Series/soil_biology> ; # Soil biology ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/462921767> ;
    schema:name "Soil biology and agriculture in the tropics"@en ;
    schema:productID "663096205" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/663096205#PublicationEvent/heidelberg_new_york_springer_2010> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/917352115#Agent/springer> ; # Springer
    schema:url <http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=993313> ;
    schema:url <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=325628> ;
    schema:url <http://www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=book&isbn=978-3-642-05076-3> ;
    schema:url <http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=571221> ;
    schema:url <http://site.ebrary.com/id/10365173> ;
    schema:url <http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-05076-3> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9783642050763> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/663096205> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/917352115#Person/dion_patrice_1953> # Patrice Dion
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1953" ;
    schema:familyName "Dion" ;
    schema:givenName "Patrice" ;
    schema:name "Patrice Dion" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/917352115#Series/soil_biology> # Soil biology ;
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/663096205> ; # Soil biology and agriculture in the tropics
    schema:name "Soil biology ;" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/917352115#Topic/sciences_de_la_vie> # Sciences de la vie
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Sciences de la vie"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/917352115#Topic/soil_microbiology> # Soil Microbiology
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Soil Microbiology"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/917352115#Topic/technology_&_engineering_agriculture_general> # TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING--Agriculture--General
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING--Agriculture--General"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85002462> # Agriculture--Tropics
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Agriculture--Tropics"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1124446> # Soil management
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Soil management"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1124483> # Soil microbiology
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Soil microbiology"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1240674> # Tropics.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Tropics." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/801355> # Agriculture
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Agriculture"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9783642050763>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "364205076X" ;
    schema:isbn "9783642050763" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/issn/1613-3382> # Soil biology,
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/663096205> ; # Soil biology and agriculture in the tropics
    schema:issn "1613-3382" ;
    schema:name "Soil biology," ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/462921767>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Soil biology and agriculture in the tropics." ;
    schema:description "Print version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/663096205> ; # Soil biology and agriculture in the tropics
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.