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About the Author
ROBERT L. TATE III, PhD, is Professor of Soil Microbiology in the Department of Environmental Science at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He is the author of a number of books on soil microbiology, including Microbial Ecology and Soil Organic Matter.
Table of ContentsThe Soil Ecosystem: Physical and Chemical Boundaries.
The Soil Ecosystem: Biological Participants.
Microbial Diversity of Soil Ecosystems.
Energy Transformations and Metabolic Activities of Soil Microbes.
Process Control in Soil.
Soil Enzymes as Indicators of Ecosystem Status.
Microbial Interactions and Community Development and Resilience.
Introduction to the Biogeochemical Cycles.
The Carbon Cycle.
The Nitrogen Cycle: Soil-Based Processes.
Nitrogen Fixation: The Gateway to Soil Nitrogen Cycling.
Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation.
Sulfur, Phosphorus, and Mineral Cycles.
Principles of Bioremediation.