Soil Microbiology, Ecology and Biochemistry

Editor-in-Chief:

  • Eldor Paul, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, USA

By

  • Eldor Paul, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, USA

Now in its third edition, this classic textbook includes basic concepts and applications in agriculture, forestry, environmental science, and a new section entirely devoted to ecology. This revised and updated edition guides students through biochemical and microbial processes in soils and introduces them to microbial processes in water and sediments. Soil Microbiology, Ecology, and Biochemistry serves as an invaluable resource for students in biogeochemistry, soil microbiology, soil ecology, sustainable agriculture, and environmental amelioration.
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Book information

  • Published: December 2006
  • Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-546807-7

Reviews

"This is a comprehensive text for the study of soil ecology. It covers the subject in sufficient depth for an advanced undergraduate or post graduate course in soil microbiology and biochemistry...the reader soon begins to relate the discussions to plant health and fruit development. The topics are covered to a depth that addresses a wide range of readers, from those who wish an overview of the subject to those who need to know the fundamental microbiology or biochemistry. The 18 chapters are divded into five broad subject areas, starting with background and continuing through the soil biota, interactions, biochemistry, and concluding with the impact of human processes. There is little current appreciation of the impact of cultivation on soil ecosystems, thus we employ few strategies to manage these systems to our advantage. A book like this is food for though." - Gary Strachan, in FRUIT GROWER



Table of Contents

I. BACKGROUND II. SOIL BIOTA III. CONCEPTS AND INTERACTIONS IV. BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOGEOCHEMISTRY V. THE MANAGEMENT OF SOIL ORGANISMS