Soil Biology

Nutrient Cycling in Terrestrial Ecosystems

Editors: Marschner, Petra, Rengel, Zdenko (Eds.)

  • With contributions of leading international authorities from various disciplines, resulting in multidisciplinary approaches
  • All chapters have been carefully reviewed
  • Combines fundamental scientific studies and devised practical approaches
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Nutrient Cycling in Terrestrial Ecosystems presents a comprehensive overview of nutrient cycling processes and their importance for plant growth and ecosystem sustainability. The first part of the book presents the fundamentals of nutrient cycling. Topics included are cycling of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, sulphur and micronutrients. Particular attention is paid to the role of root exudates and rhizosphere microorganisms in facilitating nutrient cycling. The second part discusses nutrient cycling at an ecosystem scale, covering cropping systems, pastures, natural grasslands, arid lands, tundras and forests. The final chapter reviews current models of nutrient cycling.

By comprehensively covering nutrient cycling at a range of scales and emphasising multidisciplinary approaches, this volume will support scientists and practitioners alike, providing links between those involved in improving sustainable economic output from managed ecosystems and those interested in conservation of natural ecosystems.

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"This edited volume … cover the fundamental nature of soil organic matter, root exudates, and micronutrients as well as chapters covering crop residues, managed pastures, and models of agricultural systems. The breadth of topics covered by this book is its greatest strength, and for this reason alone deserves a look by virtually any research scientist or graduate student in biogeochemistry. … I do believe that there will be interesting and valuable surprises for almost anyone in this volume." (Kate Lajtha, Ecology, Vol. 89 (5), 2008)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • The Nitrogen Cycle in Terrestrial Ecosystems

    Ann McNeill, Murray Unkovich

    Pages 37-64

  • Root Exudates and Nutrient Cycling

    Günter Neumann

    Pages 123-157

  • Plant-Microbe Interactions in the Rhizosphere and Nutrient Cycling

    Petra Marschner

    Pages 159-182

  • The Role of Crop Residues in Improving Soil Fertility

    Bhupinderpal- Singh, Zed Rengel

    Pages 183-214

  • Dryland Ecosystems

    Anne Hartley, Nichole Barger, Jayne Belnap, et al.

    Pages 271-307

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eBook $229.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-68027-7
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-08766-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nutrient Cycling in Terrestrial Ecosystems
Editors
  • Petra Marschner
  • Zdenko Rengel
Series Title
Soil Biology
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-68027-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-68027-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-68026-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-08766-0
Series ISSN
1613-3382
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 397
Number of Illustrations and Tables
55 b/w illustrations
Topics