Soil Biology

Phosphorus in Action

Biological Processes in Soil Phosphorus Cycling

Editors: Bünemann, Else K., Oberson, Astrid, Frossard, Emmanuel (Eds.)

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Phosphorus (P) is a finite resource which is essential for life. It is a limiting nutrient in many ecosystems but also a pollutant which can affect biodiversity in terrestrial ecosystems and change the ecology of water bodies. This book collects the existing, up-to-date information on biological processes in soil P cycling, which to date have remained much less understood than physico-chemical processes. The methods section presents spectroscopic techniques, characterization of microbial P forms, as well as the use of tracers, molecular approaches and modeling of soil-plant systems. The section on processes deals with mycorrhizal symbioses, microbial P solubilization, soil macrofauna, phosphatase enzymes and rhizosphere processes. On the system level, P cycling is examined for grasslands, arctic and alpine soils, forest plantations, tropical forests, and dryland regions, while aspects of P management with respect to animal production and cropping are also presented. The final chapter examines the interactions between global change and P cycling.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Soil Organic Phosphorus Speciation Using Spectroscopic Techniques

    Doolette, Ashlea L. (et al.)

    Pages 3-36

  • Characterization of Phosphorus Forms in Soil Microorganisms

    Bünemann, Else K. (et al.)

    Pages 37-57

  • The Use of Tracers to Investigate Phosphate Cycling in Soil–Plant Systems

    Frossard, Emmanuel (et al.)

    Pages 59-91

  • Molecular Approaches to the Study of Biological Phosphorus Cycling

    Wasaki, Jun (et al.)

    Pages 93-111

  • Modelling Phosphorus Dynamics in the Soil–Plant System

    Schnepf, Andrea (et al.)

    Pages 113-133

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Phosphorus in Action
Book Subtitle
Biological Processes in Soil Phosphorus Cycling
Editors
  • Else K. Bünemann
  • Astrid Oberson
  • Emmanuel Frossard
Series Title
Soil Biology
Series Volume
26
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-15271-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-15271-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-15270-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26592-1
Series ISSN
1613-3382
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 483
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