The Significance and Regulation of Soil Biodiversity

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Soil Biodiversity, held at Michigan State University, East Lansing, May 3–6, 1993

  • Editors
  • H. P. Collins
  • G. P. Robertson
  • M. J. Klug

Part of the Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences book series (DPSS, volume 63)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-2
  2. Biodiversity and Ecosystem Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-3
    2. M. H. Beare, D. C. Coleman, D. A. Crossley Jr., P. F. Hendrix, E. P. Odum
      Pages 5-22
    3. P. Lavelle, C. Lattaud, D. Trigo, I. Barois
      Pages 23-33
  3. Microbial Population Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Edith B. Allen, Michael F. Allen, Dot J. Helm, James M. Trappe, Randy Molina, Emmanuel Rincon
      Pages 47-62
    3. M. M. Wander, D. S. Hedrick, D. Kaufman, S. J. Traina, B. R. Stinner, S. R. Kehrmeyer et al.
      Pages 87-97
    4. Michel A. Cavigelli, G. Philip Robertson, Michael J. Klug
      Pages 99-113
    5. Juliane Filser, Henning Fromm, Roland F. Nagel, Karin Winter
      Pages 123-129
    6. James W. Hendrix, B. Z. Guo, Z.-Q. An
      Pages 131-140
    7. Olof Andrén, Jan Bengtsson, Marianne Clarholm
      Pages 141-151
    8. L. R. Durrant, E. Canale-Parola, S. B. Leschine
      Pages 161-167
    9. Stuart S. Bamforth
      Pages 179-184
  4. Soil Faunal Relationships

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 293-294

About this book


The sustainability of both natural and managed ecosystems is strongly influenced by soil biological processes. A major question in soil biology and ecosystem ecology is the extent to which these processes are affected by the function and structure of the soil's biotic community. The Significance and Regulation of Soil Biodiversity presents the discussions of a group of soil biologists and ecosystem ecologists in which they synthesize available information, present innovative methodologies, and develop cross-taxa and cross-habitat collaborations to advance our understanding of soil biodiversity.
The volume addresses the extent and regulation of soil biodiversity and describes initial approaches to the linking of soil biodiversity and ecosystem function.
Audience: Researchers and students in a wide range of environmental scientific disciplines.


Bur Detritus Ecology Fauna Flora agroecosystems biotic community cyclin ecosystem ecology ecosystems environment microorganism nitrogen soil soil fauna

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4214-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-0479-1
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