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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Interactions in Soil: Promoting Plant Growth [electronic resource] /
Type EBOOK
Author Dighton, John.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Krumins, Jennifer Adams.
Publisher Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2014
Call Number S622-627
ISBN 9789401788908
Subjects Environmental sciences. ; Agriculture. ; Ecology. ; Biodiversity. ; Microbial ecology. ; Forests and forestry. ; Soil conservation.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-8890-8
Collation X, 231 p. 14 illus., 7 illus. in color. online resource.
Notes
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Preface -- 1. Introduction: Soils and Their Promotion of Plant Growth; J. Dighton -- 2. Soils supporting Biodiversity; E. Havlicek, E. Mitchell -- 3. Beneficial Interactions in the Rhizosphere; W. H. G. Hol et al -- 4. Trophic Interactions in Soil that Support Primary Production; J. Krumins -- 5. Soils Suppressing Biodiversity; G. Pérès -- 6. Root Pathogens; A. Termorshuizen -- 7. Non-Trophic Interactions: Allelopathy; P. Pavlovic et al -- 8. Viruses in Soil; B. Reavy et al -- 9. Soils Suppressing and Promoting Non-native Plant Invasions; K. Elgersma -- 10. Urban Soils and the Challenge of Restoring Natural Ecosystems; P.A. Hazelton, A. Clements -- 11. Towards a Holistic Approach to Soils and Plant Growth; D. C. Coleman, S. Fu -- Index. Soil is a heterogeneous medium which supports more biodiversity per unit volume than any other system. This book explores how that biodiversity is translated into ecological functions supporting plant growth by providing both essential minerals for plant growth and other growth promoting factors like pathogen suppression. Interactions between plants and associated soil organisms evolve through trophic and non-trophic feedback mechanisms which are moderated by plant-plant interactions (allelopathy), invasive plant species and land use change and pollution. These factors are discussed in natural, agricultural and urban soil systems to provide a framework for a holistic understanding of soil as a dynamic living entity.