Historical overview of soils and the fitness of soil environment. Primary production processes in soils: roots and rhizosphere associates. Secondary production: activities of heterotrophic organisms-microbes. Secondary production: activities of heterotrophic organisms-the soil fauna. Decomposition and nutrient cycling. Soil food webs: Detritivory and microbivory in soils. Soil biodiversity and linkages to soil processes. Future developments in soil ecology. Laboratory and field exercises in soil ecology.Historical overview of soils and the fitness of soil environment.
|Title||:||Fundamentals of Soil Ecology|
|Author||:||David C. Coleman, D. A. Crossley, Paul F. Hendrix|
|Publisher||:||Academic Press - 2004|