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Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services$
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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

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.299) Introduction
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Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services
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Johan Six

Jeffrey E. Herrick

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575923.003.0026

This chapter provides an overview of the main themes covered in Section 5. The six chapters in this section address the role of soil biota in a wider context of maintaining soil resources for sustaining the Earth's capacity to provide critical ecosystem services. They describe the limitations to our understanding of the contributions of specific groups of soil biota, identify the contradictions found in the results of reductionist and more holistic approaches alike, and attribute the inconsistencies to site- and disturbance-specific interactions with the soil biotic community.

Keywords:   soil biota, soil ecology, ecosystem services, soil communities

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