Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry

ISBN-10: 0125468067
ISBN-13: 9780125468060
Edition: 2nd 1996 (Revised)
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Description: This revised and updated text guides students through biochemical and microbial processes in soils and introduces them to microbial processes in water and sediments. This classic teaching text includes basic concepts and applications in agriculture,  More...

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Book details

List price: $75.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 9/13/1996
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 340
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

This revised and updated text guides students through biochemical and microbial processes in soils and introduces them to microbial processes in water and sediments. This classic teaching text includes basic concepts and applications in agriculture, forestry, ecology, and environmental science. It can also be an invaluable resource for research in biogeochemistry, microbiology, sustainable agriculture, and environmental amelioration. The Second Edition has expanded to include such topics as bioremediation, molecular biology of soil, biodiversity of soil organisms, and the impact of global climate change on soil microhabitats.

Soil as a Habitat for Organisms and Their Reactions.
Methods for Studying Soil Organisms.
Components of the Soil Biota.
Occurrence and Distribution of Soil Organisms.
Carbon Cycling and Soil Organic Matter.
Dynamics of Residue Decomposition and Soil Organic Matter Turnover.
Ammonification and Nitrification.
The Fate of Nitrates.
Closing the Nitrogen Cycle: Return of Nitrogen to the Soil.
Mycorrhizal Relationships.
The Commercialization of Organisms.
Phosphorus Transformations.
Sulfur Transformations in Soil.
Microbial Transformations of Metal.
Chapter References and Suggested Reading.
Subject Index.

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