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The Significance and Regulation of Soil Biodiversity: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Soil Biodiversity, held at Michigan State University, East Lansing, May 3-6, 1993.


Series: Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences Volume: 63

Edited By: HP Collins, GP Robertson and MJ Klug

300 pages, Illus, tabs, figs

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1995 | #47340 | ISBN: 0792331389
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Partly reprinted from Plant and Soil, Volume 170, No. 1 (1995). The sustainability of both natural and managed ecosystems is strongly influenced by soil biological processes. These papers examine the extent to which these processes are affected by the function and structure of the soil's biotic community.

'I believe the book to be a valuable resource for students and researchers interested in soils, and especially the area of soil biodiversity. I found the review chapters in the compilation to be excellent. Also, many of the conventional papers are worthy companions. ... this book would be a valuable addition to the library.' Ecology, 77:7 (1996)


Part 1 Biodiversity and Ecosystem Approaches: A Hierarchical Approach to Evaluating the Significance of Soil Biodiversity to Biogeochemical Cycling; M.H. Beare, D.C. Coleman, D.A. Crossley, P.F. Hendrix, E.P. Odum. Mutualism and Biodiversity in Soils; P. Lavelle, C. Lattaud, D. Trigo, I. Barios. The Detritus Food-Web and the Diversity of Soil Fauna as Indicators of Disturbance Regimes in Agro-Ecosystems; D.A. Wardle, G.W. Yeates, R.N. Watson, K.S. Nicholson. Part 2 Microbial Population Dynamics: Patterns and Regulation of Mycorrhizal Plant and Fungal Activity; E.B. Allen, M.F. Allen, D.J. Helm, J.M. Trappe, R. Molina, E. Rincon. Processes that Maintain Local Species Diversity of Ectomycorrhizal Fungi; T.D. Bruns. Soil Microbial Diversity and the Sustainability of Agricultural Soils; A.C. Kennedy, K.L. Smith. The Functional Significance of Microbial Biomass in Organic and Conventionally Managed Soils; M.M. Wander, D.S. Hendrick, D. Kaufman, S.J. Traina, B. R. Stinner, S. Kehermeyer, D.C. White. Fatty Acid Methyl Ester (FAME) Profiles as Measures of Soil Microbial Community Structure; M.A. Cavigelli, G.P. Robertson, M.J. Klug. Discrimination of Microbial Diversity by Fatty Acid Profiles of Phospholipids and Lipopolysaccharides in Differently Cultivated Soils; L. Zelles, R. Rackwitz, Q.Y. Bai, T. Beck, F. Beese. Effects of Previous Intensive Agricultural Management on Micro-organisms and the Biodiversity of Soils; J. Filser, H. Fromm, R.F. Nagel, K. Winter. Divergence of Mycorrhizal Fungal Communities in Crop Production Systems; J.W. Hendrix, B.Z. Guo, Z.-Q. An. Biodiversity and Species Redundancy among Litter Decomposers; O. Andren, J. Bengtsson, M. Clarholm. The Role of Glutamine Synthetase in Regulation of Nitrogen Metabolism within the Soil Microbial Community; G.W. McCarthy. Cellulose Degrading Fungi in Soil; R.E.J. Boerner, J. Rebbeck. Decomposition and Nitrogen Release from Leaves of Three Hardwood Species Grown under Elevated O3 and/or CO2; L.R. Durrant, E. Canale-Parola, S.B. Leschine. Interpreting Soil Ciliate Biodiversity; S.B. Bamforth. Part 3 Soil Faunal Relationships: Measures of Nematode Community Structure and Sources of Variability among and within Agricultural Fields; D.A. Neher, S.L. Peck, J.O. Rawlings, C.L. Campbell. Analysis of Nematode Trophic Structure in Agroecosystems - Functional Groups versus High Resolution Taxonomy; R.W. Parmelee, P.J. Bohlen, C.A. Edwards. Relationships among Microarthropods, Fungi and Their Environment; J.N. Klironomos, B. Kendrick. The Spatial Heterogeneity of Soil Invertebrates and Edaphic Properties in an Old Growth Forest Stand in Western Oregon; C.E. Torgersen, J.A. Jones, A.R. Moldenke, M.P. LeMaster. Population Dynamics and Functional Roles of Enchytaeidae (Oligochaeta) in Hardwood Forest and Agricultural Ecosystems; P.C.J. van Vliet, M.H. Beare. (Part contents).

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