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Soil Ecology, Fundamentals of, 2E

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This fully revised and expanded second 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 organizing center for terrestrial ecosystems and provide an overview of theory and practice of soil ecology.  This edition contains over 60% new material and 150 more pages than the first edition.  It outlines suggested laboratory and field methods and incorporates new padagogical features.

Contents:  History & fitness of soil environment, Primary production: roots & rhizosphere associates, Secondary production: heterotrophic organisms--- Microbes, ---The soil fauna, Decomposition & nutrient cycling, Soil food webs: detritivory & microbivory in soils, Soil biodiversity & linkages to soil processes, Future developments in soil ecology, Laboratory & field exercises in field ecology: Minirhizotron studies, soil respiration, littler decomposition, soil microbial biomass, sampling & enumeration of nematodes, of microarthropods, of macroarthropods, of earthworms, of enchytraeids, References. 

David C Coleman, DA Crossley, Jr. & Paul F Hendrix, 2004, 386 p, many illustrations, soft.  (List: $67.95)  $61.00


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