Standardized methods and measurements are crucial for ecological research, particularly in long-term ecological studies where the projects are by nature collaborative and where it can be difficult to distinguish signs of environmental change from the effects of differing methodologies. This second volume in the Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network Series addresses these issues directly by providing a comprehensive standardized set of protocols for measuring soil properties. The goal of the volume is to facilitate cross-site synthesis and evaluation of ecosystem processes. Chapters cover methods for studying physical and chemical properties of soils, soil biological properties, and soil organisms, and they include work from many leaders in the field. The book is the first broadly based compendium of standardized soil measurement methods and will be an invaluable resource for ecologists, agronomists, and soil scientists.Michigan State University G. Philip Robertson Professor of Crop and Soil Sciences W. K. Kellogg Biological Station, University of Georgia David C. Coleman Research Professor of ... I. Weight loss and chemical composition of decomposing litter. ... Meeting the Challenge of Long-Term, Broad-Scale Ecological Experiments.
|Title||:||Standard Soil Methods for Long-Term Ecological Research|
|Author||:||Michigan State University G. Philip Robertson Professor of Crop and Soil Sciences W. K. Kellogg Biological Station, University of Georgia David C. Coleman Research Professor of Ecology Institute of Ecology, Air Caroline S. Bledsoe Professor of Soil Ecology in the Department of Land, and Water Resources University of California Davis, Phillip Sollins Professor of Forest Ecology and Soils in the Forest Science Department Oregon State University|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press, USA - 1999-09-29|