Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services

D.H. Wall (Editor), R.D. Bardgett (Editor), V. Behan-Pelletier (Editor), J.E. Herrick (Editor), T.H. Jones (Editor), K. Ritz (Editor), J. Six (Editor), D.R. Strong (Editor), W.H. van der Putten (Editor)

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Abstract

This book synthesizes contributions from leading soil scientists and ecologists, describing cutting-edge research that provides a basis for the maintenance of soil health and sustainability. It covers these advances from a unique perspective of examining the ecosystem services produced by soil biota across different scales - from biotic interactions at microscales to communities functioning at regional and global scales. The book leads the user towards an understanding of how the sustainability of soils, biodiversity, and ecosystem services can be maintained and how humans, other animals, and ecosystems are dependent on living soils and ecosystem services.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages406
ISBN (Print)9780199575923
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • soil ecology
  • soil biology
  • ecosystem services
  • agroecosystems
  • biological activity in soil
  • soil flora
  • soil biodiversity
  • plant genetics

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    Wall, D. H., Bardgett, R. D., Behan-Pelletier, V., Herrick, J. E., Jones, T. H., Ritz, K., Six, J., Strong, D. R., & van der Putten, W. H. (Eds.) (2012). Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services. Oxford University Press.