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Main Title Fundamentals of soil ecology /
Author Coleman, David C.,
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Crossley, D. A.
Hendrix, Paul F.
Publisher Elsevier Academic Press,
Year Published 2004
OCLC Number 54803716
ISBN 0121797260; 9780121797263
Subjects Soil ecology ; Soil biology ; Bodenbiologie--(DE-588)4007358-0 ; Bodenèokologie--(DE-588)4332816-7
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM  QH541.5.S6C65 2004 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 10/08/2004
ESAM  QH541.5.S6C65 2004 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 10/15/2008
Edition 2nd ed.
Collation xvii, 386 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-373) and index.
Contents Notes
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. "This fully revised and expanded 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."--Jacket.