Sustainability in Plant and Crop Protection

Soil Biological Communities and Ecosystem Resilience

Editors: Lukac, Martin, Grenni, Paola, Gamboni, Mauro (Eds.)

  • Illustrates the contribution of belowground biota to the overall stability of an ecosystem, with particular reference to microbial communities
  • Enriches understanding of the plethora of functions performed by soil organisms and how these can be utilized to maintain delivery of ecosystem services
  • Covers some of the latest thinking and methodological developments in the study of organisms inhabiting soils in tree dominated ecosystems
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This volume explores current knowledge and methods used to study soil organisms and to attribute their activity to wider ecosystem functions. Biodiversity not only responds to environmental change, but has also been shown to be one of the key drivers of ecosystem function and service delivery. Soil biodiversity in tree-dominated ecosystems is also governed by these principles, the structure of soil biological communities is clearly determined by environmental, as well as spatial, temporal and hierarchical factors. Global environmental change, together with land-use change and ecosystem management by humans, impacts the aboveground structure and composition of tree ecosystems. Due to existing knowledge of the close links between the above- and belowground parts of terrestrial ecosystems, we know that soil biodiversity is also impacted. However, very little is known about the nature of these impacts; effects on the overall level of biodiversity, the magnitude and diversity of functions soil biodiversity generates, but also on the present and future stability of tree ecosystems and soils. Even though much remains to be learned about the relationships between soil biodiversity and tree ecosystem functionality, it is clear that better effort needs to be made to describe and understand key processes which take place in soils and are driven by soil biota. 

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Role of Soil Biodiversity in Ecosystem Productivity and Resilience

    Lukac, Martin

    Pages 1-7

  • Ecosystem Services Provided By Soil Microorganisms

    Saccá, Maria Ludovica (et al.)

    Pages 9-24

  • Comparison of Two Molecular Methods to Assess Soil Microbial Diversity

    Lenola, Martina (et al.)

    Pages 25-42

  • Towards Integrated Understanding of the Rhizosphere Phenomenon as Ecological Driver: Can Rhizoculture Improve Agricultural and Forestry Systems?

    García-Montero, Luis G. (et al.)

    Pages 43-75

  • Impact of Agricultural Land Management on Soil Bacterial Community: A Case Study in the Mediterranean Area

    Bevivino, Annamaria (et al.)

    Pages 77-95

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eBook $199.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-63335-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Soil Biological Communities and Ecosystem Resilience
Editors
  • Martin Lukac
  • Paola Grenni
  • Mauro Gamboni
Series Title
Sustainability in Plant and Crop Protection
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-63336-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-63336-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-63335-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 347
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations, 41 illustrations in colour
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