|Title||Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||Wall D, Bardgett R, Behan-Pelletier V.M, Herrick JE, Jones H, Ritz K, Six J, Strong D, Van der Putten W.H.|
|Number of Pages||424|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|ISBN Number||10: 0199575924|
|ARIS Log Number||284882|
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.