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Main Title Soil Biology and Ecology.
Author Rygiewicz, P. T. ; Ingham, E. R. ;
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. ;Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Dept. of Botany and Plant Physiology.
Publisher 1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/A-93/122;
Stock Number PB93-199453
Additional Subjects Soil properties ; Organisms ; Ecology ; Nutrients ; Food chains ; Biochemical cycles ; Soil microbiology ; Bacteria ; Fungi ; Protozoa ; Education ; Biological productivity ; Arthropoda ; Universities ; Physiology ; Ecosystems ;
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NTIS  PB93-199453 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 08/23/1993
Collation 18p
Abstract
The term 'Soil Biology', the study of organism groups living in soil, predates 'Soil Ecology', the study of interactions between soil organisms as mediated by the soil physical environment. Soil Ecology evolved between the late 1950's and the 1970's from research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Michigan State University, Colorado State University and the University of Georgia, coincident with the International Biological Program which emphasized understanding processes that define ecosystems. By 1990, many Universities offered courses in soil ecology, emphasizing organism community structure, nutrient cycling, system productivity, physiology and biochemistry of organism groups and their interactions. The chapter is aimed at university-level, and other educated, scientifically-minded readers. The volume should appeal to high school, colleges and universities, in fact, wherever a reference source is needed.