Fundamentals Of Soil Ecology by David C. ColemanFundamentals Of Soil Ecology by David C. Coleman

Fundamentals Of Soil Ecology

byDavid C. Coleman, Mac A. Callaham, D. A. Crossley, Jr.

Paperback | November 13, 2017

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Fundamentals of Soil Ecology, 3rdEdition, offers a holistic approach to soil biology and ecosystem function, providing students and ecosystem researchers with a greater understanding of the central roles that soils play in ecosystem development and function. The text emphasizes the increasing importance of soils as the organizing center for all terrestrial ecosystems and provides an overview of theory and practice in soil ecology, both from an ecosystem and evolutionary biology point of view. This new edition is fully updated, including an expanded treatment of microbial ecology and new sections on advances in molecular techniques and climate change research. These updates make this edition an essential resource for researchers and students in soil ecology and microbiology.



  • Includes extensive tables and diagrams in full color to enhance concepts
  • Combines theoretical and practical approaches to understanding and applying soil ecology
  • Outlines suggested laboratory and field methods
David C. Coleman has been a lifelong soil ecologist with interests in soil biodiversity and biogeochemical cycling. He conducted research at the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory of the University of Georgia (1965-1971), and the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University (1972-1985). While there, he also progressed ...
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Title:Fundamentals Of Soil EcologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:376 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:November 13, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128052511

ISBN - 13:9780128052518

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Table of Contents

1. Historical Overview of Soil Science and the Intersection of Soil and Ecology 2. Primary Production Processes in Soils: Roots and Rhizosphere Associates 3. Secondary Production: Activities and Functions of Heterotrophic Organisms--Microbes 4. Secondary Production: Activities and Functions of Heterotrophic Organisms--The Soil Fauna 5. Decomposition and Nutrient Cycling 6. Soil Foodwebs: Detritivory and Microbivory in Soils 7. Soil Biodiversity and Aboveground-Belowground Linkages 8. Future Developments in Soil Ecology 9. Laboratory and Field Exercises in Soil Ecology