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Main Title The ecology of soil decomposition /
Author Adl, Sina M.,
Publisher CABI Pub.,
Year Published 2003
OCLC Number 51553600
ISBN 0851996612; 9780851996615
Subjects Soil microbial ecology ; Boden ; Bodenèokologie ; Degradation ; Mikrobiologie ; Microbiologia do solo ; Bodenmikrobiologie ; Boden--(DE-588)4007348-8 ; Bodenèokologie--(DE-588)4332816-7 ; Degradation--(DE-588)4200268-0 ; Mikrobiologie--(DE-588)4316357-9
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ESAM  QR111.A34 2003 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 08/07/2018
ESBM  QR111.A34 2003 CPHEA/PESD Library/Corvallis,OR 04/13/2009 DISPERSAL
Collation xiii, 335 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references (295-325).
Contents Notes
The Saprotrophs -- The habitat -- Sampling and enumeration -- Reconstructing the soil food web -- Spatial and temporal patterns -- Integrating the food web. "Decomposition is an ecological process that recycles dead tissues, mainly from primary production, into nutrients in the soil. This book describes trophic interactions between species that carry out the decomposition of organic matter in the soil. The key topics addressed are functional groups, spatial stratification and succession patterns over time involving bacteria, protists, fungi and micro-invertebrates. Emphasis is placed on the role of species diversity in functional groups. The book will be of significant interest to those working in areas of ecology, soil science and microbiology."--Jacket.