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Conclusions

Richard D. Bardgett

in The Biology of Soil: A community and ecosystem approach

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198525035
eISBN:
9780191728181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525035.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter reviews the discussions in the preceding chapters and presents some concluding thoughts from the author. The biology of soil is of fundamental importance to the sustainability of life on ... More


Soil Biology and Carbon Sequestration in Grasslands

Louise E. Jackson, Martin Potthoff, Kerri L. Steenwerth, Anthony T. O’geen, Mark R. Stromberg, and Kate M. Scow

in California Grasslands: Ecology and Management

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252202
eISBN:
9780520933972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252202.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter describes soil conditions that support grasslands in California and discusses how land use history in California has influenced soil biology and soil organic C cycling. It begins by ... More


Introduction

Karl Ritz and Wim H. van der Putten

in Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199575923
eISBN:
9780191774843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575923.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter provides an overview of the three chapters in Section 1. Chapter 1.1 considers the soil as a habitat. Chapter 1.2 reviews the levels of biodiversity that occur belowground. Chapter 1.3 ... More


California Grasslands: Ecology and Management

Mark Stromberg (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252202
eISBN:
9780520933972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252202.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Grasslands are one of California's most important ecosystems in terms of both biodiversity and economic value. Bringing together the large amount of research conducted in recent years on California's ... More


Concerned with Trifles? A Geophysiological Reading of Charles Darwin’s Last Book

Eileen Crist

in Scientists Debate Gaia: The Next Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262194983
eISBN:
9780262283182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262194983.003.0016
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter discusses the last book that Charles Darwin wrote before his death that has been celebrated in the fields of soil biology and earthworm ecology as a landmark contribution. It is argued ... More


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