Publisher description for Soil microbiology, ecology, and biochemistry / editor, Eldor A. Paul.
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The inclusion of ecology concepts to this third edition of Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry reflects the broader applicability of the science. Expanded from 13 to 19 chapters this book reflects the great advances in molecular techniques, the broader use of tracers, and the maturation of modeling in interpretation of data and development of new concepts.
New chapters include invertebrate-microbial interactions, basic physiology, and ecological interpretations. This edition has also been expanded with contributions from leading soil microbiologists and agronomists on both fundamental and applied aspects of the science.
Students of agriculture, forestry, ecology, and environmental science will find guidance through basic concepts and applications of various soil processes as well as being introduced to microbial processes in water and sediments. This book also serves as an invaluable resource for biogeochemistry, microbiology, sustainable agriculture, and environmental amelioration researchers.
*Includes many interpretive diagrams
*Provides compact and concise coverage of soil microbiology
*Thoroughly updated and expanded to include bioremdiation, soil molecular biology, biodiversity, and global climate change
Eldor A. Paul is a Professor of Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry in Crop and Soil Sciences at Michigan State University, East Lansing. 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.
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
* All figures in full-color
* New section on Ecology integrated with biochemistry and microbiology- especially useful to the non specialist
* New chapters: bioremdiation, soil molecular biology, biodiversity, and global climate change
* Includes many interpretive diagrams
* Provides compact and concise coverage of soil microbiology
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