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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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Soil Ecosystem Resilience and Recovery

Soil Ecosystem Resilience and Recovery

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(p.357) Chapter 5.5 Soil Ecosystem Resilience and Recovery
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Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services
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Stuart A. Grandy

Jennifer M. Fraterrigo

Sharon A. Billings

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575923.003.0031

This chapter applies ecological theory to examine long-term soil dynamics. It develops ideas about soil recovery from disturbance as a means to guide future investigations of soil resilience as humanity's demands on soil increase over the coming decades. The discussions cover soil disturbance, resilience, and recovery; soil organic matter dynamics; and soil nutrient cycling.

Keywords:   ecological theory, soil ecology, soil dynamics, soil disturbance, soil organic matter, soil nutrient cycling

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