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Microbial ecology in sustainable agroecosystems.

9781439852965

Microbial ecology in sustainable agroecosystems.

Ed. by Tanya Cheeke et al.

CRC Press

2013

292 pages

$99.95

Hardcover

Advances in agroecology

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Papers from the 2009 Ecological Society of America symposium, written by soil ecologists, microbial ecologists, and agroecologists, offer an overview of the diversity and complexity of microbial activity and interactions in soil systems and the many ways in which microorganisms may be manipulated to improve the functions of crop rhizospheres and maximize crop yields. A broad range of microbial processes are reviewed in terms of the importance of microbial heterogeneity. Major themes are agriculture, biodiversity, ecosystem services, integrated soil ecology research, and policy. Some specific topics include soil food webs in agricultural ecosystems, community composition of soil organisms under different wheat-farming systems, and effects of the cultivation of genetically modified crops on nontarget soil organisms. Cheeke is affiliated with the Department of Biology at Portland State University.

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