Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services

Paperback | September 19, 2013

EditorDiana H. Wall, Richard D. Bardgett, Valerie Behan-Pelletier

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This multi-contributor, international volume synthesizes contributions from the world's leading soil scientists and ecologists, describing cutting-edge research that provides a basis for the maintenance of soil health and sustainability. The book covers these advances from a unique perspectiveof examining the ecosystem services produced by soil biota across different scales - from biotic interactions at microscales to communities functioning at regional and global scales. The book leads the user towards an understanding of how the sustainability of soils, biodiversity, and ecosystemservices can be maintained and how humans, other animals, and ecosystems are dependent on living soils and ecosystem services.This is a valuable reference book for academic libraries and professional ecologists worldwide as a statement of progress in the broad field of soil ecology. It will also be of interest to both upper level undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in soil ecology, as well as academicresearchers and professionals in the field requiring an authoritative, balanced, and up-to-date overview of this fast expanding topic.

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This multi-contributor, international volume synthesizes contributions from the world's leading soil scientists and ecologists, describing cutting-edge research that provides a basis for the maintenance of soil health and sustainability. The book covers these advances from a unique perspectiveof examining the ecosystem services produce...

The Editor-in-Chief, Diana H. Wall, is University Distinguished Professor and Director of the School of Global Environmental Sustainability at Colorado State University. Diana is actively engaged in research exploring how nematode and other invertebrate diversity contributes to healthy, productive soils and thus to society, and the co...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:424 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.68 inPublished:September 19, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199688168

ISBN - 13:9780199688166

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Diana H. Wall: IntroductionSection 1 - The Living Soil and Ecosystem Services1. Karl Ritz and Wim van der Putten: IntroductionPatrick Lavelle: 1.1 Soil as a habitatSusanne Wurst, Gerlinde De Deyn, and Kate Orwin: 1.2 Soil biodiversity and functionsLijbert Brussaard: 1.3 Ecosystem services provided by the soil biotaKarl Ritz and Wim van der Putten: 1.4 SynthesisSection 2 - From Genes to Ecosystem Services2. Wim van der Putten and Karl Ritz: IntroductionEvelyn Hackl, Michael Schloter, Ute Szukics, Levente Bodrossy, and Angela Sessitsch: 2.1 From single genes to microbial networksJennifer Schweitzer, Michael Madritch, Emmi Felker-Quinn, and Joseph Bailey: 2.2 From genes to ecosystems: plant genetics as a link between above- and belowground processesKatarina Hedlund and Jim Harris: 2.3 Delivery of soil ecosystem services: from Gaia to genesWim van der Putten and Karl Ritz: 2.4 SynthesisSection 3 - Community Structure and Biotic Assemblages3. Don Strong and Valerie Behan-Pelletier: IntroductionJustin Bastow: 3.1 Succession, resource processing, and diversity in detrital food websMatty Berg: 3.2 Patterns of biodiversity at fine and small spatial scalesPedro Antunes, Philipp Franken, Dietmar Schwarz, Matthias Rillig, Marco Cosme, Martha Scott, and Miranda Hart: 3.3 Linking soil biodiversity and human health: do arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi contribute to food nutritionGregor W. Schuurman: 3.4 Ecosystem influences of fungus-growing termites in the dry paleotropicsMark Bradford and Noah Fierer: 3.5 The biogeography of microbial communities and ecosystem processes: implications for soil and ecosystem modelsLijbert Brussaard, Duur K. Aanen, Maria J.I. Briones, Thibaud Decaens, Gerlinde B. De Deyn, Tom M. Fayle, Samuel W. James, and Tania Nobre: 3.6 Biogeography and phylogenetic community structure of soil invertebrate ecosystem engineersDon Strong and Valerie Behan-Pelletier: 3.7 SynthesisSection 4 - Global Changes4. Richard Bardgett and T. Hefin Jones: IntroductionNick J. Ostle and Susan E. Ward: 4.1 Climate change effects on soils and ecosystem servicesPeter Manning: 4.2 The impact of nitrogen enrichment on ecosystems and their servicesMitchell A. Pavao-Zuckerman: 4.3 Urbanization, soils, and ecosystem servicesPhil Murray, Felicity Crotty, and Nick van Eekeren: 4.4 Management of grassland systems, and soil and ecosystem servicesRichard Bardgett and T. Hefin Jones: 4.5 SynthesisSection 5 - Sustainable Soils5. Johan Six and Jeffrey E. Herrick: IntroductionKristof Van Oost and Martha M. Bakker: 5.1 Soil productivity and erosionEdmundo Barrios, Gudeta Sileshi, Keith Shepherd, and Fergus Sinclair: 5.2 Agroforestry and soil health: linking trees, soil biota, and ecosystem servicesDouglas L. Karlen: 5.3 Soil health: the concept, its role, and strategies for monitoringMichel A. Cavigelli, Jude E. Maul, and Katalin Szlavecz: 5.4 Managing soil biodiversity and ecosystem servicesStuart Grandy, Jennifer M. Fraterrigo, and Sharon A. Billings: 5.5 Soil ecosystem resilience and recoverySara G. Baer, Liam Heneghan, and Valerie T. Eviner: 5.6 Applying soil ecological knowledge to restore ecosystem servicesJeffrey E. Herrick and Johan Six: 5.7 SynthesisIndex