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Soil Microbiology, Ecology and Biochemistry


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The new edition of Soil Microbiology, Ecology and Biochemistry covers all the main topics in the field, including: nutrient cycling, plant/soil interactions, characteristics of the soil environment, soil microbiology, and soil organic matter dynamics

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(1) Soil Microbiology, Ecology and Biochemistry: An Exciting Present and Great Future Built on Basic Knowledge and Unifying Concepts (2) The Soil Habitat (3) The Bacteria and Archaea (4) The Soil Fungi: Occurrence, Phylogeny, and Ecology (5) Soil Fauna: Occurrence, Biodiversity, and Roles in Ecosystem Function (6) Molecular Approaches to Studying the Soil Biota (7) Physiological and Biochemical Methods for Studying Soil Biota and their Functions (8) The Spatial Distribution of Soil Biota (9) The Metabolic Physiology of Soil Microorganisms (10) The Ecology of Soil Biota and their Function (11) Plant-Soil Biota Interactions (12) Carbon Cycling: The Dynamics and Formation of Organic Matter (13) Methods for Studying Soil Organic Matter: Nature, Dynamics, Spatial Accessibility, and Interactions with Minerals (14) Nitrogen Transformations (15) Biological N Inputs (16) Biological Cycling of Inorganic Nutrients and Metals in Soils and Their Role in Soil Biogeochemistry (17) Modeling the Dynamics of Soil Organic Matter and Nutrient Cycling (18) Management of Soil Biota and Their Processes

About the Author

Eldor A. Paul is a Senior Research Scientist at the Natural Resources Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University, Fort Collins and Professor Emeritus at Michigan State University, East Lansing. During his time at Michigan State, he was professor of Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry, and Crop and Soil Sciences. He earned degrees from the University of Alberta and the University of Minnesota. His research focuses on the dynamics of soil organic matter and the microbial ecology of soil. Dr. Paul is a Fellow of ASA, SSSA, the Canadian Society of Soil Science, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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