Earthworm Ecology and Biogeography in North America / Edition 1

Earthworm Ecology and Biogeography in North America / Edition 1

by Paul F. Hendrix
     
 

ISBN-10: 1566700531

ISBN-13: 9781566700535

Pub. Date: 02/22/1995

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

It is generally recognized that where earthworms are abundant they can exert significant influence on the structure and function of soils. Compared to other biogeographic regions of Earth, however, surprisingly little is known about the earthworm fauna of the western hemisphere and their role in soil processes.
This book is the first comprehensive review and

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Overview

It is generally recognized that where earthworms are abundant they can exert significant influence on the structure and function of soils. Compared to other biogeographic regions of Earth, however, surprisingly little is known about the earthworm fauna of the western hemisphere and their role in soil processes.
This book is the first comprehensive review and analysis of the state of understanding of earthworm biogeography and ecology in North America. Topics of in-depth discussion include earthworm systematics, biogeography and ecology, influences on soil structure and ecosystem nutrient dynamics, and implications for ecosystem management. Each chapter provides a general review and statement of current understanding, an assessment of current research problems, recent developments and advances, and priorities for future research and applications. This book is a must for researchers and students studying the soil-related facets of terrestrial ecology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566700535
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/22/1995
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Status of Exotic Earthworm Systematics and Biogeography in North America, J.W. Reynolds
Systematics, Biogeography, and Ecology of Native Earthworms from Eastern, Central, Southern, and Southwestern United States, S.W. James
Native Earthworms of the Pacific Northwest: An Ecological Overview, W.M. Fender
Native Earthworms of the North Neotropical Region: Current Status and Controversies, C. Fragoso, S.W. James, and S. Borges
Native and Exotic Earthworms in Wildland Ecosystems, P.J. Kalisz and H.B. Wood
Influences of Earthworms on Biogeochemistry, J.M. Blair, R.W. Parmelee, and P. Lavelle
Earthworms and Their Influence on Soil Structure and Infiltration, A.D. Tomlin, M.J. Shipitalo, W.M. Edwards, and R. Protz
Earthworms in Agroecosystems, C.A. Edwards, P.J. Bohlen, D.R. Linden, and S. Subler
Earthworms and Sustainable Land Use, K.E. Lee
Index

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