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Soil Biological Communities and Ecosystem Resilience

  • Martin Lukac
  • Paola Grenni
  • Mauro Gamboni
Conference proceedings

Part of the Sustainability in Plant and Crop Protection book series (SUPP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Maria Ludovica Saccá, Anna Barra Caracciolo, Martina Di Lenola, Paola Grenni
    Pages 9-24
  3. Martina Di Lenola, Paola Grenni, Diogo N. Proença, Paula V. Morais, Anna Barra Caracciolo
    Pages 25-42
  4. Luis G. García-Montero, Pablo Manzano, Deaa Alwanney, Inmaculada Valverde-Asenjo, Amaya Álvarez-Lafuente, Luis F. Benito-Matías et al.
    Pages 43-75
  5. Mariantonietta Colagiero, Isabella Pentimone, Laura Cristina Rosso, Aurelio Ciancio
    Pages 97-106
  6. David Ruano-Rosa, Antonio Valverde-Corredor, Carmen Gómez-Lama Cabanás, Rafael Sesmero, Jesús Mercado-Blanco
    Pages 107-122
  7. Isabella Børja, Douglas L. Godbold, Jan Světlík, Nina E. Nagy, Roman Gebauer, Josef Urban et al.
    Pages 123-142
  8. Christoph Rosinger, Hans Sandén, Douglas L. Godbold
    Pages 143-156
  9. Peter G. Avis, Ina C. Meier, Richard P. Phillips
    Pages 173-190
  10. Raffaella Balestrini, Walter Chitarra, Vasileios Fotopoulos, Michelina Ruocco
    Pages 191-207
  11. Relena R. Ribbons, Morag A. Mcdonald, Lars Vesterdal
    Pages 209-221
  12. Rasmus Kjøller, Carla Cruz-Paredes, Karina E. Clemmensen
    Pages 223-252
  13. Tamás Marik, András Szekeres, Maria A. Andersson, Mirja Salkinoja-Salonen, Chetna Tyagi, Balázs Leitgeb et al.
    Pages 277-290
  14. Valeria Ancona, Paola Grenni, Anna Barra Caracciolo, Claudia Campanale, Martina Di Lenola, Ida Rascio et al.
    Pages 291-303
  15. Jose Julio Ortega-Calvo, Rosa Posada-Baquero, José Luis Garcia, Manuel Cantos
    Pages 305-319

About these proceedings


This volume explores current knowledge and methods used to study soil organisms and to attribute their activity to wider ecosystem functions.Biodiversity not only responds to environmental change, but has also been shown to be one of the key drivers of ecosystem function and service delivery. Soil biodiversity in tree-dominated ecosystems is also governed by these principles, the structure of soil biological communities is clearly determined by environmental, as well as spatial, temporal and hierarchical factors. Global environmental change, together with land-use change and ecosystem management by humans, impacts the aboveground structure and composition of tree ecosystems. Due to existing knowledge of the close links between the above- and belowground parts of terrestrial ecosystems, we know that soil biodiversity is also impacted. However, very little is known about the nature of these impacts; effects on the overall level of biodiversity, the magnitude and diversity of functions soil biodiversity generates, but also on the present and future stability of tree ecosystems and soils. Even though much remains to be learned about the relationships between soil biodiversity and tree ecosystem functionality, it is clear that better effort needs to be made to describe and understand key processes which take place in soils and are driven by soil biota. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Martin Lukac
    • 1
  • Paola Grenni
    • 2
  • Mauro Gamboni
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Agriculture, Policy and DevelopmentUniversity of ReadingReadingUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.National Research Council, Water Research InstituteCNR-IRSARomeItaly
  3. 3.Department of Biology, Agriculture and Food SciencesCNRRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Soil Biological Communities and Ecosystem Resilience
  • Editors Martin Lukac
    Paola Grenni
    Mauro Gamboni
  • Series Title Sustainability in Plant and Crop Protection
  • Series Abbreviated Title Sustainability in Plant and Crop Protection
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-63335-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-87526-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-63336-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 347
  • Number of Illustrations 17 b/w illustrations, 41 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Agriculture
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