Standard Methods For Assessment of Soil Biodiversity and Land Use Practice.

TitleStandard Methods For Assessment of Soil Biodiversity and Land Use Practice.
Publication TypeLecture Notes
AuthorsSwift M, Bignell D
ContactAuthorasb@cgiar.org
Secondary TitleASB Lecture Note 6B
PublisherWorld Agroforestry Centre - ICRAF, SEA Regional Office
Place PublishedBogor, Indonesia
Year of Publication2001
Pagination40
Date PublishedOctober 2001
Publication LanguageEnglish
AbstractA major feature of global change in the tropics is that of land use associated with agricultural intensification (Lavelle et al. 1997). In addition to plants, soil is the habitat of a diverse array of organisms: Archean, bacteria, fungi, protozoans, algae and invertebrate animals, the activities of which contribute to the maintenance and productivity of ecosystems by their influence on soil fertility (Hole 1981, Lavelle 1996, Brussaard et al. 1997).
Keywordsagricultural, Biodiversity, Decomposition, ecosystems, global change, productivity
URLhttp://www.asb.cgiar.org/PDFwebdocs/LectureNotes/ASB-LN-6B-Swift-Bignell-2001-Methods-assessment-soil-biodiversity.pdf
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