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Readership: An accessible text suitable for both undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in soil ecology and
ecosystem science, as well as professional researchers in the fields of ecology and environmental biology requiring a modern overview of the topic.
Richard Bardgett, Institute of Environmental and Natural Sciences, University of Lancaster, UK
"I recommend this book to soil ecologists across a range of expertise and to soil and environmental scientists who want to increase their understanding of the role of soil biota in ecosystem processes." - European Journal of Science, 58, 1213-1220
"Our understanding of how soils function is rapidly growing and this small, easily read book will bring everyone up to date, backed up by an impressive bibliography...as an introductory text it is excellent. Peter Thomas, Bulletin of the British Ecological Society 2006, 37:2"
"... this book has immense potential as a core key teaching resource for instructing ecology students about the importance of soils and aboveground-belowground feedbacks. In addition to recommending this
as a teaching text, I strongly recommend The Biology of Soil to any ecologist who does not actively work in soils and wants to learn more about their fascinating ecology." - Trends in Ecology and Evolution and Evolution
Preface and acknowledgements
1: The soil environment
2: The diversity of life in soil
3: Organism interactions and soil processes
4: Linkages between plant and soil biological communities
5: Above-ground trophic interactions and soil biological communities
6: Soil biological properties and global change