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Driven by nature : plant litter quality and decomposition

Author: G Cadisch; Ken E Giller
Publisher: Wallingford, Oxon, UK : CAB International, ©1997.
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This book brings together contemporary ideas on the characterization and manipulation of plant quality and especially its role in soil organic matter formation and nutrient cycling. It contains work  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Driven by nature.
Wallingford, Oxon, UK : CAB International, ©1997
(OCoLC)644043408
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: G Cadisch; Ken E Giller
ISBN: 0851991459 9780851991450
OCLC Number: 36159400
Notes: Based on papers presented at a symposium held at Wye College, University of London, Sept. 17-20, 1995.
Description: xvi, 409 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Plant litter quality and decomposition: a historical overview / O.W. Heal, J.M. Anderson and M.J. Swift --
Fungal degradation of lignin / K.E. Hammel --
Plant degradation by ruminants: parallels with litter decomposition in soils / A. Chesson --
Role of phenolic secondary metabolites in plants and their degradation in nature / J.B. Harborne --
Decomposition induced changes in the chemical structure of fallen red pine, white spruce and tamarack logs / J.A. Baldock, T. Sewell and P.G. Hatcher. Solid-state NMR investigations of organic tranformations during the decomposition of plant material in soil / D.W. Hopkins and J.A. Chudek --
Kinetically defined litter fractions based on respiration measurements / H. Marstorp --
Linkages between soil biota, plant litter quality and decomposition / D.A. Wardle and P. Lavelle --
Soil fauna-mediated decomposition of plant residues under constrained environmental and residue quality conditions / G. Tian, L. Brussaard, B.T. Kang and M.J. Swift. Relationships between litter fauna and chemical changes of litter during decomposition under different moisture conditions / C. Wachendorf, U. Irmler and H.-P. Blume --
Metabiotic interactions in plant litter systems / J.S. Waid --
Residue quality and decomposition: an unsteady relationship? / B. Vanlauwe, J. Diels, N. Sanginga and R. Merckx --
Effect of multipurpose trees, age of cutting and drying method on pruning quality / P. Mafongoya, B.H. Dzowela and P.K. Nair --
Regulating N mineralization from plant residues by manipulation of quality / E. Handayanto, G. Cadisch and K.E. Giller. Climate change: the potential to affect ecosystem functions through changes in amount and quality of litter / W.J. Arp, P.J. Kuikman and A. Gorissen --
Progress and potential for genetic manipulation of plant quality / A. Bavage, I.G. Davies, M.P. Robbins and P. Morris --
Synchrony of nutrient release and plant demand: plant litter quality, soil environment and farmer management options / R.J.K. Myers, M. van Noordwijk and P. Vityakon --
Synchronizing residue N mineralization with rice N demand in flooded conditions / M. Becker and J.K. Ladha. Management of leguminous leaf residues to improve nutrient use efficiency in the sub-humid tropics / R.B. Jones, S.S. Snapp and H.S.K. Phombeya --
Characterization of soil organic matter by solid-state 13C NMR spectroscopy / J.O. Skjemstad, P. Clarke, A. Golchin and J.M Oades --
Development and use of a carbon management index to monitor changes in soil C pool size and turnover rate / G.J. Blair, R.D.B. Lefroy, B.P. Singh and A.R. Till --
Long-term vegetation management in relation to accumulation and mineralization of nitrogen in soils / J.Z. Burket and R.P. Dick. Phosphorus mineralization and organic matter decomposition: a critical review / N. Gressel and J.G. McColl --
Modelling litter quality effects on decomposition and soil organic matter dynamics / K. Paustian, G. Agren and E. Bosatta --
Simulating the mineralization of N from crop residues in relation to residue quality / A.P. Whitmore and E. Handayanto --
Modelling the measurable: interpretation of field-scale CO2 and N-mineralization, soil microbial biomass and light fractions as indicators of oilseed rape, maize and barley straw decomposition / J. Magid, T. Mueller, L.S. Jensen and N.E. Nielsen. Synthesis of litter quality and enzymic approaches to decomposititon modelling / R.L. Sinsabaugh and D.L. Moorhead --
Minimum dataset for characterization of plant quality for decomposition / C.A. Palm and A.P. Rowland --
Driven by nature: a sense of arrival or departure? / K.E. Giller and G. Cadisch.
Responsibility: edited by G. Cadisch and K.E. Giller.
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