Soil Microbiology, Ecology and Biochemistry,
Edition 5
Edited by Eldor Paul and Serita Frey

Publication Date: 12 Dec 2023

Soil Microbiology, Ecology, and Biochemistry, Fifth Edition addresses the increasingly important field of soil biota and their interactions in research and education. Soil biota are extremely important, and especially relevant to today’s societal questions related to global change, ecosystem sustainability, and food security in our ever-changing environment. Revised by a group of world-renowned authors in many institutions and disciplines, this book relates breakthroughs in knowledge in this important field, along with its history and future applications. This new edition provides readable, practical, impactful information for many applied and fundamental disciplines. There is no other available volume on the topics covered that also integrates the concepts in a way that makes them useful to a broad group of readers.

Key Features

  • Provides step-by-step guidance on key procedures/processes
  • Includes information on the modeling of soil microbial processes, as well as the greater application of models in facing societal challenges
  • Stresses the importance of nitrogen and its relevance to plant growth, enzyme production, soil organic matter formation, food security, and environmental sustainability, including pollution
About the author
Edited by Eldor Paul, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, USA and Serita Frey, Editor-in-Chief for Issues in Ecology and Board of Editors for Ecology/Ecological Monographs
Table of Contents

1. Soil Microbiology, Ecology and Biochemistry: An Exciting Present and Great Future Built on Basic Knowledge and Unifying Concepts
2. The Soil Habitat
3. The Bacteria and Archaea
4. The Soil Fungi: Occurrence, Phylogeny, and Ecology
5. Soil Fauna: Occurrence, Biodiversity, and Roles in Ecosystem Function
6. Molecular Approaches to Studying the Soil Biota
7. Physiological and Biochemical Methods for Studying Soil Biota and their Functions
8. The Spatial Distribution of Soil Biota
9. The Metabolic Physiology of Soil Microorganisms
10. The Ecology of Soil Biota and their Function
11. Plant-Soil Biota Interactions
12. Carbon Cycling: The Dynamics and Formation of Organic Matter
13. Methods for Studying Soil Organic Matter: Nature, Dynamics, Spatial Accessibility, and Interactions with Minerals
14. Nitrogen Transformations
15. Biological N Inputs
16. Biological Cycling of Inorganic Nutrients and Metals in Soils and Their Role in Soil Biogeochemistry
17. Modeling the Dynamics of Soil Organic Matter and Nutrient Cycling
18. Management of Soil Biota and Their Processes

Book details
ISBN: 9780128229415
Page Count: 576
Illustrations : 200 illustrations (200 in full color)
Retail Price : £76.95
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Senior undergraduate and graduate-level text in the fields of soil science, ecology, microbiology, and biogeochemistry. General reference for teaching institutions and for engineering and commercial applications; can be used in industry as a background text in bioengineering and agronomic/environmental consulting