Bioindicators of Degraded Soils

  • Debarati Bhaduri
  • Dibyendu Chatterjee
  • Koushik Chakraborty
  • Sumanta Chatterjee
  • Ajoy Saha
Part of the Sustainable Agriculture Reviews book series (SARV, volume 33)


Bioindicators are used to identify and monitor soil quality. Degraded soils refers to various altered properties such as physically-poor soils, C- and nutrient-deficient soils, waterlogged soils, salt-affected soils, and soils polluted by heavy metals and pesticides. Here we review degraded soils and bioindicators using plants, microbes and other living cells.


Soil biological indicators Soil ecology Environmental remediation Soil pollution Restoring problem soils Environmental engineering 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Debarati Bhaduri
    • 1
  • Dibyendu Chatterjee
    • 1
  • Koushik Chakraborty
    • 1
  • Sumanta Chatterjee
    • 1
  • Ajoy Saha
    • 2
  1. 1.ICAR-National Rice Research InstituteCuttackIndia
  2. 2.ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Bangalore Research CentreBangaloreIndia

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