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Overview

Now in its third edition, this classic textbook includes basic concepts and applications in agriculture, forestry, environmental science, and a new section entirely devoted to ecology. This revised and updated edition guides students through biochemical and microbial processes in soils and introduces them to microbial processes in water and sediments. Soil Microbiology, Ecology, and Biochemistry serves as an invaluable resource for students in biogeochemistry, soil microbiology, soil ecology, sustainable agriculture, and environmental amelioration.

NEW TO THIS EDITION:
• New section on Ecology integrated with biochemistry and microbiology
• Sections on exciting new methodology such as tracers, molecular analysis and computers that will allow great advances in this field
• Six new chapters: bioremediation, soil molecular biology, biodiversity, global climate change, basic physiology and ecological interpretations
• Expanded with contributions from leading soil microbiologists and agronomists on both fundamental and applied aspects of the science
• Full-color figures
• Includes a website with figures for classroom presentation use

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"...The topics are covered to a depth that addresses a wide range of readers, from those who wish an overview of the subject to those who need to know the fundamental microbiology or biochemistry."
- Gary Strachan, in FRUIT GROWER
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780125468077
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 1/5/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 552
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Eldor A. Paul is a Senior Research Scientist at the Natural Resources Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University, Fort Collins and Professor Emeritus at Michigan State University, East Lansing. During his time at Michigan State, he was professor of Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry, and Crop and Soil Sciences. He earned degrees from the University of Alberta and the University of Minnesota. His research focuses on the dynamics of soil organic matter and the microbial ecology of soil. Dr. Paul is a Fellow of ASA, SSSA, the Canadian Society of Soil Science, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Eldor A. Paul is a Senior Research Scientist at the Natural Resources Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University, Fort Collins and Professor Emeritus at Michigan State University, East Lansing. During his time at Michigan State, he was professor of Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry, and Crop and Soil Sciences. He earned degrees from the University of Alberta and the University of Minnesota. His research focuses on the dynamics of soil organic matter and the microbial ecology of soil. Dr. Paul is a Fellow of ASA, SSSA, the Canadian Society of Soil Science, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Table of Contents

I. BACKGROUND
II. SOIL BIOTA
III. CONCEPTS AND INTERACTIONS
IV. BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOGEOCHEMISTRY
V. THE MANAGEMENT OF SOIL ORGANISMS

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