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Soil ecology and management

Author: Joann K Whalen; Luis Sampedro
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : CABI, ©2010.
Series: Modular texts.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Soil ecology is the study of interactions between the physio-chemical components of the soil and organisms living within the soil. Humans are highly dependent upon the soil ecosystem, which provides food, fibre, fuel and ecological services, such as the recycling of atmospheric gases. It is therefore important to understand the function and nature of the soil ecosystem in order to predict and mitigate the long-term  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joann K Whalen; Luis Sampedro
ISBN: 9781845935634 1845935632
OCLC Number: 320131245
Description: ix, 296 pages, [2] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1: Fundamental properties of the soil ecosystem2: Characteristics of soil organic matter3: Nutrient cycling: nitrogen, phosphorus and sulphur4: Ecological and pedological functions of soil biota5: Soil food webs6: Soil biological diversity7: Ecosystem management and soil biota8: Soil biota as indicators of soil quality
Series Title: Modular texts.
Responsibility: by Joann K. Whalen, Luis Sampedro.


Soil Ecology and Management describes the organisms inhabiting the soil, their functions and interactions and the dimensions of human impact on the activity of soil organisms and soil ecological  Read more...
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"Overall, I found this book a valuable addition to existing soil ecology textbooks. The book therefore makes an excellent textbook in particular for students of applied fields such as agriculture and Read more...

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