Journals Higher Education



Published: 14 July 2005

254 Pages | 57 halftones, 28 line illus.

ISBN: 9780198525035

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The Biology of Soil

A Community and Ecosystem Approach

Richard D. Bardgett

Biology of Habitats Series

  • 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, including 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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