Plant-Induced Soil Changes: Processes and Feedbacks by Nico van BreemenPlant-Induced Soil Changes: Processes and Feedbacks by Nico van Breemen

Plant-Induced Soil Changes: Processes and Feedbacks

EditorNico van Breemen

Paperback | December 7, 2010

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This book by soil scientists and ecologists reviews how and why plants influence soils. Topics include effects on mineral weathering, soil structure, and soil organic matter and nutrient dynamics, case studies of soil-plant interactions in specific biomes and of secondary chemicals influencing nutrient cycling, the rhizosphere, and potential evolutionary consequences of plant-induced soil changes. This is the first volume that specifically highlights the effects of plants on soils and their feedbacks to plants. By contrast, other texts on soil-plant relationships emphasize effects of soil fertility on plants, following the strongly agronomic character of most research in this area. The aspects discussed in this volume are crucial for understanding terrestrial ecosystems, biogeochemistry and soil genesis. The book is directed to terrestrial ecologists, foresters, soil scientists, environmental scientists and biogeochemists, and to students following specialist courses in these fields.
Title:Plant-Induced Soil Changes: Processes and FeedbacksFormat:PaperbackDimensions:259 pagesPublished:December 7, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048150841

ISBN - 13:9789048150847

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Table of Contents

Plant-Soil Interactions: Ecological Aspects and Evolutionary Implications; N. van Breemen, A.C. Finzi. The Effect of Plants on Mineral Weathering; E.F. Kelly, et al. Plant-Induced Changes in Soil Structure: Processes and Feedbacks; D.A. Angers, J. Caron. Effects of Dominant Plant Species on Soils during Succession in Nutrient-Poor Ecosystems; F. Berendse. Why Do Tree Species Affect Soils? The Warp and Woof of Tree-Soil Interactions; D. Binkley, C. Giardina. Rhizospheric Processes Influencing the Biogeochemistry of Forest Ecosystems; G.R. Gobran, et al. Plant-Soil Interactions in Temperate Grasslands; I.C. Burke, et al. Plant Functional Type Effects on Trace Gas Fluxes in the Shortgrass Steppe; H.E. Epstein, et al. Plant-Soil Interactions in Deserts; W.H. Schlesinger, A.M. Pilmanis. Polyphenols as Regulators of Plant-Litter-Soil Interactions in Northern California's Pygmy Forest: A Positive Feedback? R.R. Northup, et al. The Role of Balsam Poplar Secondary Chemicals in Controlling Soil Nutrient Dynamics through Succession in the Alaskan Taiga; J.P. Schimel, et al. The bio in Aluminium and Silicon Geochemistry; D. Markewitz, et al.