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Soil ecology and ecosystem services

Author: Diana H Wall; Richard D Bardgett
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
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"This multi-contributor, international volume synthesizes contributions from the world's leading soil scientists and ecologists, describing cutting-edge research that provides a basis for the maintenance of soil health and sustainability. The book covers these advances from a unique perspective of examining the ecosystem services produced by soil biota across different scales--from biotic interactions at microscales  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Soil ecology and ecosystem services.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2012932660
(OCoLC)779863488
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Diana H Wall; Richard D Bardgett
ISBN: 0191774847 9780191774843 9780191632556 0191632554
OCLC Number: 867682216
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 406 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Soil as a habitat / Patrick Lavelle --
Soil biodiversity and functions / Susanne Wurst, Gerlinde B. De Deyn, and Kate Orwin --
Ecosystem services provided by the soil biota / Lijbert Brussaard --
From single genes to microbial networks / Evelyn Hackl [and others] --
From genes to ecosystems : plant genetics as a link between above- and belowground processes / Jennifer A. Schweitzer [and others] --
Delivery of soil ecosystem services : from Gaia to genes / Katarina Hedlund and Jim Harris --
Succession, resource processing, and diversity in detrital food webs / Justin Bastow --
Patterns of biodiversity at fine and small spatial scales / Matty P. Berg --
Linking soil biodiversity and human health : do arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi contribute to food nutrition? / Pedro M. Antunes [and others] --
Ecosystem influences of fungus-growing termites in the dry paleotropics / Gregor W. Schuurman --
The biogeography of microbial communities and ecosystem processes : implications for soil and ecosystem models / Mark A. Bradford and Noah Fierer --
Biogeography and phylogenetic community structure of soil invertebrate ecosystem engineers : global to local patterns, implications for ecosystem functioning and services and global environmental change impacts / Lijbert Brussaard [and others] --
Climate change and soil biotic carbon cycling / Nicholas J. Ostle and Susan E. Ward --
The impact of nitrogen enrichment on ecosystems and their services / Peter Manning --
Urbanization, soils, and ecosystem services / Mitchell A. Pavao-Zuckerman --
Management of grassland systems, soil, and ecosystem services / Phil Murray, Felicity Crotty, and Nick van Eekeren --
Soil productivity and erosion / Kristof Van Oost and Martha M. Bakker --
Agroforestry and soil health : linking trees, soil biota, and ecosystem services / Edmundo Barrios [and others] --
Soil health : the concept, its role, and strategies for monitoring / Douglas L. Karlen --
Managing soil biodiversity and ecosystem services / Michel A. Cavigelli, Jude E. Maul, and Katalin Szlavecz --
Soil ecosystem resilience and recovery / A. Stuart Grandy, Jennifer M. Fraterrigo, and Sharon A. Billings --
Applying soil ecological knowledge to restore ecosystem services / Sara G. Baer, Liam Heneghan, and Valerie T. Eviner. Sec. 1. The living soil and ecosystem services --
Sec. 2. From genes to ecosystem services --
Sec. 3. Community structure and biotic assemblages --
Sec. 4. Global changes --
Sec. 5. Sustainable soils.
Responsibility: editor-in-chief, Diana H. Wall ; section editors, Richard D. Bardgett [and others].

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