Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services

TitleSoil Ecology and Ecosystem Services
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsWall D, Bardgett R, Behan-Pelletier V.M, Herrick JE, Jones H, Ritz K, Six J, Strong D, Van der Putten W.H.
Number of Pages424
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN Number10: 0199575924
ARIS Log Number284882
Abstract

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.