Journals Higher Education



Published: 02 June 2005

256 Pages | numerous line drawings, halftones and tables


ISBN: 9780198525035

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The Biology of Soil

A community and ecosystem approach

Richard Bardgett

Biology of Habitats Series

  • Winner of The Marsh Ecology Book of the Year Award 2005
  • An up-to-date, comprehensive overview of the causes and consequences of biodiversity in soil, providing an accessible and authoritative summary of the field of soil ecology
  • Provides unique combination of information on the biology of soil biota and their roles in ecosystems at different spatial and temporal scales, inlcuding wider ecological issues such as biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and global change
  • Global case studies illustrate the importance of biotic interactions in soil for properties of different ecosystems, placing soil ecology in the context of real world issues in terrestrial community and ecosystem ecology
  • Boxes throughout the text give background information on important soil biological properties and processes, facilitating student tuition

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