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Soil ecology and management

Author: Joann K Whalen; Luis Sampedro
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : CABI, ©2010.
Series: Modular texts.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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 ecosystem; 2. Characteristics of soil organic matter; 3. Nutrient cycling: nitrogen, phosphorus and sulphur; 4. Ecological and pedological functions of soil biota; 5. Soil food webs; 6. Soil biological diversity; 7. Ecosystem management and soil biota; 8. Soil biota as indicators of soil quality.
Series Title: Modular texts.
Responsibility: by Joann K. Whalen, Luis Sampedro.

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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 function. This title includes  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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