Soil Biology is a state-of-the art review focusing on the linkage between biological processes that occur in the soil and their impact on soil quality. Topics considered include the microbial ecology of conservation management systems, dynamic processes of vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizae, earthworms and soil fauna, microbial processes in the soil, and the degradation of pesticides through microbial processes. The book will interest soil scientists, microbiologists, agronomists, and soil ecologists.
Table of Contents
1. Microbial Ecology of Conservation Management 2. Dynamic Processes of Vesicular-Arbuscular Mycorrhizae- A Mycorrhizosystem within the Agroecosystem 3. Earthworms and other Fauna in the Soil 4. Cycling of Nitrogen through Microbial Activity 5. Pesticide Degradation by Soil Microorganisms- Environmental, Ecological, and Management Effects