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The Rhizosphere: An Ecological Perspective

Edited By: Zoe Cardon and Julie Whitbeck

208 pages, 31 illus, 5 halftones

Academic Press

Hardback | Apr 2007 | #160747 | ISBN-13: 9780120887750
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Contents:
1 Introduction;
2 Root life history and dynamics;
3 The flux of carbon from roots to rhizosphere soil;
4 Microbial communities and their activity in the rhizosphere;
5 Rhizosphere microfauna;
6 Plant residues and their influence on soil physical properties;
7 Mycorrhizas - symbiotic mediators of rhizosphere and ecosystem processes;
8 Elevated CO2 and links between carbon and nutrient cycling;
9 Rhizospheres: keys to formation and function of highly weathered soils;
10 Plant root systems in a changing world;
11 The rhizosphere in agricultural ecosystems;
12 Soil rhizosphere food webs, their stability, and implications for soil processes in ecosystems

Zoe Cardon and Julie Whitbeck must be congratulated because they have persuaded a strong group of leading lights and rising stars to contribute and all have provided a good spread of hard information and intelligent speculation...Appropriately, the possible impacts of climate change on soilplantmicrobe interactions are discussed in many places. Most chapters also look into the crystal ball and give pointers to further research. The frequently ignored microfauna are given their due in Chapter 3 and an even greater complexity in the plantsoil organism relationship emerges. This prepares the reader nicely for a subsequent chapter on food webs that takes a quantitative approach that is easily accessible to the average reader...This is a neatly produced volume, carefully written and edited...a valuable summary of our early 21st century knowledge of the root-soil interface and erects many signposts that suggest that this is only the beginning. The book will appeal to both research students and established practitioners and I recommend it strongly. - Richard G. Burns, School of Land, Crop and Food Sciences, The Univ. of Queensland, Brisbane, in the SOIL SCIENCE SOCIETY OF AMERICA JOURNAL


Contents

1 Introduction; 2 Root life history and dynamics; 3 The flux of carbon from roots to rhizosphere soil; 4 Microbial communities and their activity in the rhizosphere; 5 Rhizosphere microfauna; 6 Plant residues and their influence on soil physical properties; 7 Mycorrhizas - symbiotic mediators of rhizosphere and ecosystem processes; 8 Elevated CO2 and links between carbon and nutrient cycling; 9 Rhizospheres: keys to formation and function of highly weathered soils; 10 Plant root systems in a changing world; 11 The rhizosphere in agricultural ecosystems; 12 Soil rhizosphere food webs, their stability, and implications for soil processes in ecosystems

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