Soil Ecology

Front Cover
Cambridge University Press, Mar 3, 1994 - Nature - 242 pages
1 Review
Soil Ecology is designed to meet the increasing challenge faced by today's environmental scientists, ecologists, agriculturalists, and biotechnologists for an integrated approach to soil ecology. It emphasizes the interrelations among plants, animals, and microbes, by first establishing the fundamental physical and chemical properties of the soil habitat and then functionally characterizing the major components of the soil biota and some of their most important interactions. The fundamental principles underpinning soil ecology are established and this then enables an integrated approach to explore and understand the processes of soil nutrient (carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus) cycling and the ecology of extreme soil conditions such as soil-water stress. Two of the most topical aspects of applied soil ecology are then selected. First, the ecology of soil pollution is examined, focusing on acid deposition and radionuclide pollution. Second, manipulation of soil ecology through biotechnology is discussed, illustrating the use of pesticides and microbial inocula in soils and pointing toward the future by considering the impact of genetically modified inocula on soil ecology.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

III
1
VII
2
VIII
3
IX
6
X
7
XI
10
XII
12
XIII
16
LXIII
124
LXIV
131
LXV
136
LXVII
138
LXVIII
141
LXIX
142
LXX
143
LXXI
145

XV
19
XVI
20
XVII
24
XVIII
28
XIX
31
XX
32
XXI
33
XXII
34
XXIII
40
XXIV
41
XXV
46
XXVI
47
XXVII
52
XXVIII
57
XXX
58
XXXI
59
XXXII
60
XXXIV
61
XXXV
62
XXXVII
66
XXXVIII
70
XL
71
XLI
75
XLII
76
XLIII
77
XLIV
78
XLV
79
XLVII
80
XLVIII
86
XLIX
87
L
89
LI
90
LII
92
LIII
93
LIV
95
LV
100
LVI
102
LVII
103
LVIII
105
LIX
106
LX
108
LXI
109
LXII
114
LXXII
148
LXXIII
149
LXXIV
151
LXXV
152
LXXVI
154
LXXVII
157
LXXVIII
158
LXXIX
159
LXXX
160
LXXXII
166
LXXXIII
167
LXXXIV
168
LXXXV
170
LXXXVI
172
LXXXVII
173
LXXXVIII
174
XC
175
XCI
177
XCII
179
XCIV
180
XCV
181
XCVII
182
XCVIII
183
XCIX
184
C
185
CI
186
CII
196
CIII
198
CIV
200
CV
201
CVI
202
CVII
203
CIX
204
CX
205
CXI
206
CXII
207
CXIV
208
CXV
210
CXVI
211
CXVII
212
CXVIII
222
CXIX
231
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 212 - Hook, DD & Crawford, RMM (eds) 1978. Plant Life in Anaerobic Environments.

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1994)

Killham, Department of Plant and Soil Science, University of Aberdeen.

Bibliographic information