Microbiological methods for assessing soil quality

J. Bloem (Editor), D.W. Hopkins (Editor), A. Benedetti (Editor)

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This book provides a selection of microbiological methods that are already applied in regional or national soil quality monitoring programs. It is split into two parts: part one gives an overview of approaches to monitoring, evaluating and managing soil quality. Part two provides a selection of methods, which are described in sufficient detail to use the book as a practical handbook in the laboratory. The methods are described in chapters on soil microbial biomass and numbers, soil microbial activity, soil microbial diversity and community composition, and plant-microbe interactions and soil quality.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWallingford (UK)
Number of pages307
ISBN (Print)9780851990989
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • soil
  • microorganisms
  • soil biology
  • microbial flora
  • microbiology
  • methodology
  • monitoring
  • interactions
  • biodiversity
  • soil quality


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