Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services

£42.00

  • Author: Diana H. Wall, Richard D. Bardgett, Valerie Behan-Pelletier, Jeffrey E. Herrick, T. Hefin Jones, Karl Ritz, Johan Six, Donald R. Strong, and Wim H. van der Putten (eds)
  • Date Pub: Harback (2012) Paperback (2013).
  • Published byOxford University Press - more

  • Novel, research level book linking soil ecology with the contemporary paradigm of ecosystems services
  • Emphasizes the integrative biodiversity of soils, adopting an ecosystem approach
  • Consolidates the discipline within an ecosystem services framework, providing a series of models for further research
  • 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 perspective of 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 ecosystem services can be maintained and how humans, other animals, and ecosystems are dependent on living soils and ecosystem services.
    Readership: 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 academic researchers and professionals in the field requiring an authoritative, balanced, and up-to-date overview of this fast expanding topic.

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    • Condition: New

    Further Information:

    424 pages
    Numerous illustrations
    246x189mm
    Hardback and paperback available

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