Fundamentals of soil ecology / David C. Coleman, D.A. Crossley, Jr., Paul F. Hendrix.
Contributor(s): Crossley, D. A | Hendrix, Paul F.Material type: Book; Format: print Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier Academic Press, c2004Edition: 2nd ed.Description: xvii, 386 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780121797263; 0121797260.Subject(s): Soil ecology | Soil biology | Écologie du sol | Sols -- Biologie | Suelos -- Ecología | Edafología | Suelos -- Aspectos ambientalesTambién disponible en versión electrónica. Consulte en Libros y Revistas electrónicas (http://goo.gl/Ygwy4z)
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This fully revised and expanded edition of Fundamentals of Soil Ecology continues its holistic approach to soil biology and ecosystem function. Students and ecosystem researchers will gain a greater understanding of the central roles that soils play in ecosystem development and function. The authors emphasize the increasing importance of soils as the organizing center for all terrestrial ecosystems and provide an overview of theory and practice of soil ecology, both from an ecosystem and evolutionary biology point of view. This volume contains updated and greatly expanded coverage of all belowground biota (roots, microbes and fauna) and methods to identify and determine its distribution and abundance. New chapters are provided on soil biodiversity and its relationship to ecosystem processes, suggested laboratory and field methods to measure biota and their activities in ecosystems.. * Contains over 60% new material and 150 more pages * Includes new chapters on soil biodiversity and its relationship to ecosystem function * Outlines suggested laboratory and field methods * Incorporates new pedagogical features * Combines theoretical and practical approaches.
Preface to First Edition -- Preface to Second Edition -- 1 Historical Overview of Soils and the Fitness of the Soil Environment -- 2 Primary Production Processes in Soils: Roots and Rhizosphere Associates -- 3 Secondary Production: Activities and Functions of Heterotrophic Organisms--Microbes -- 4 Secondary Production: Activities and Functions of Heterotrophic Organisms--The Soil Fauna -- 5 Decomposition and Nutrient Cycling -- 6 Soil Foodwebs: Detritivory and Microbivory in Soils -- 7 Soil Biodiversity, and Linkages to Soil Processes -- 8 Future Developments in Soil Ecology -- 9 Laboratory and Field Exercises in Soil Ecology.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 327-373) and index.
Historical overview of soils and the fitness of the soil environment -- Primary production processes in soils: roots and rhizosphere associates -- Secondary production: activities of heterotrophic organisms: microbes -- Secondary production: activities of heterotrophic organisms:the soil fauna -- Decomposition and nutrient cycling -- Soil food webs: detritivory and microbivory in soils -- Soil biodiversity and linkages in soil processes -- Future developments in soil ecology -- Laboratory and field exercises in soil ecology.
Índice: Preface to First EditionPreface to Second Edition1 Historical Overview of Soils and the Fitness of the Soil Environment2 Primary Production Processes in Soils: Roots and Rhizosphere Associates3 Secondary Production: Activities and Functions of Heterotrophic Organisms--Microbes4 Secondary Production: Activities and Functions of Heterotrophic Organisms--The Soil Fauna5 Decomposition and Nutrient Cycling6 Soil Foodwebs: Detritivory and Microbivory in Soils7 Soil Biodiversity, and Linkages to Soil Processes8 Future Developments in Soil Ecology9 Laboratory and Field Exercises in Soil Ecology