Cycles of Soils: Carbon, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Sulfur, Micronutrients / Edition 2by F. J. Stevenson, M. A. Cole
Pub. Date: 04/05/1999
A single-source reference to biochemical cycles in soil, emphasizing basic principles and naturally occurring reactions. Presents all major aspects of nutrient cycling, including fluxes with other ecosystems, biochemical pathways and transformations, gains and losses, chemical fixation reactions, and plant availability. Environmental issues are integrated into the classical treatment of cycling processes. Two chapters are devoted exclusively to pollution of the environment. Surveys such topics as management of crop residues and maintenance of soil organic matter, use of soil for disposal of organic wastes, biological nitrogen fixation, denitrification, efficiency of fertilizer nitrogen use by plants, nitrates in food and water, chemistry and fate of phosphorus and sulfur and behavior of trace elements.
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Table of ContentsThe Carbon Cycle.
Soil Carbon Budgets and Role of Organic Matter in Soil Fertility.
Soil Organic Matter Quality and Characterization.
Environmental Aspects of the Soil Carbon Cycle.
The Nitrogen Cycle in Soil: Global and Ecological Aspects.
The Internal Cycle of Nitrogen in Soil.
Dynamics of Soil N Transformations as Revealed by 15N Tracer Studies.
Impact of Nitrogen on Health and the Environment.
The Phosphorus Cycle.
The Sulfur Cycle.
Micronutrients and Toxic Metals.
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