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Soil Biology

Biology of Earthworms

Editors: Karaca, Ayten (Ed.)

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  • Each chapter reviews current understanding, recent developments and advances, priorities for future research and applications
  • Includes contributions by international authorities working with earthworms
  • Offers a valuable source of information for scientists in biology, soil ecology and agriculture
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Earthworms, which belong to the order Oligochaeta, comprise roughly 3,000 species grouped into five families. Earthworms have been called ‘ecosystem engineers’; much like human engineers, they change the structure of their environments. Earthworms are very versatile and are found in nearly all terrestrial ecosystems. They play an important role in forest and agricultural ecosystems. This Soil Biology volume describes the various facets of earthworms, such as their role in soil improvement, soil structure, and the biocontrol of soil-borne plant fungal diseases. Reviews discuss earthworms’ innate immune system, molecular markers to address various issues of earthworm ecology, earthworm population dynamics, and the influences of organic farming systems and tillage. Further topics include the characteristics of vermicompost, relationships between soil earthworms and enzymes, the role of spermathecae, copulatory behavior, and adjustment of the donated sperm volume.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

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eBook 154,69 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biology of Earthworms
Editors
  • Ayten Karaca
Series Title
Soil Biology
Series Volume
24
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-14636-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-14636-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-14635-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26594-5
Series ISSN
1613-3382
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 316
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