Encyclopedia of Soil Science

2008 Edition
| Editors: Ward Chesworth


Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-3995-9_69

Pertaining to life and living organisms. The soil constituents and soil processes directly assignable to the influence of the biomass and of organic processes generally. Biotic potential is an index of the ability of a system to recover and regenerate after disturbance (Lomolino et al., 2006, p. 153).


  1. Lomolino, M.V., Riddle, B.R., Brown, T.H., 2006. Biogeography, 3rd edn. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Associates, 845 pp.Google Scholar

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