Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Diana H. Wall, Richard D. Bardgett, Valerie Behan-Pelletier, Jeffrey E. Herrick, T. Hefin Jones, Karl Ritz, Johan Six, Donald R. Strong, and Wim H. van der Putten

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199575923

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575923.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 18 October 2019

Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
Source:
Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services
Author(s):

Diana H. Wall

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575923.003.0001

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the main themes covered in this book, which offers a unique synthesis of state-of-the-art information on soil ecology and ecosystem services. Developments in soil ecology research and the study of living soils as a provider of ecosystem services are reflected in the authors' expertise, analyses, and perspectives of how soils and their biodiversity function to provide ecosystem services across local to global scales, and how soils are affected by global change. The discussions of new technologies, molecular tools, models, and lab and field studies show a progression of increasing understanding of the functions of many species, both animals and microbes, which comprise the biodiversity in our soils. The information in the book also reveals the relevance of soil biodiversity to humankind, and contributes data, examples, and perspectives that will be useful in scientific and policy discussions on sustaining soils and people.

Keywords:   soil ecology, ecosystem services, biodiversity

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .