Soil Biology: Soil Microflora and Soil Acidity

  • Rolf Arnt Olsen
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 104)


The low content of inorganic nutrients in forest soils makes the microbial activities in this ecosystem an important factor in regulating the amounts of available nutrients for the growth of trees. In such soils most of the fine roots of forest trees will be in an intimate symbiotic association with the mycelia of different fungi, thus greatly increasing the absorbing surface area of the tree roots.


Fine Root Soil Biology Humus Layer Soil Microflora Fungal Symbiont 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rolf Arnt Olsen
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  1. 1.Department of Biotechnological SciencesAgricultural University of NorwayÅsNorway

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