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A handbook of tropical soil biology : sampling and characterization of below-ground biodiversity / edited by Fatima M. S. Moreira, E. Jeroen Huising and David E. Bignell

Contributor(s): Moreira, Fatima M. S. (Fátima Maria de Souza) [editor] | Huising, E. Jeroen [editor] | Bignell, David E. (David Edward) [editor].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookCopyright date: London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2008Edition: First edition.Description: xxvi, 218 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781844076215 (hbk.); 9781844075935 (pbk.).Subject(s): Soil invertebrates -- Tropics | Soil microbiology -- Tropics | Soil biodiversity -- Tropics | Soil biology -- Tropics | Soils -- Sampling -- TropicsDDC classification: 631.46
Partial contents:
1. The inventory of soil biological diversity: concepts and general guidelines -- 2. Sampling strategy and design to evaluate below-ground biodiversity -- 3. Macrofauna -- 4. Soil collembola, acari and other mesofauna -- the Berlese method -- 5. Soil nematodes -- 6. Nitrogen-fixing leguminosae-nodulating bacteria -- 7. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) -- 8. Saprophytic and plant pathogenic soil fungi -- 9. Sampling, conserving and identifying fruit flies -- 10. Entomopathogenic fungi and nematodes -- 11. Description and classification of land use at sampling locations for the inventory of below-ground biodiversity.
Abstract: This practical handbook describes sampling and laboratory assessment methods for the biodiversity of a number of key functional groups of soil organisms, including insects, earthworms, nematodes, fungi and bacteria.
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Includes bibliographical references and index

1. The inventory of soil biological diversity: concepts and general guidelines --
2. Sampling strategy and design to evaluate below-ground biodiversity --
3. Macrofauna --
4. Soil collembola, acari and other mesofauna --
the Berlese method --
5. Soil nematodes --
6. Nitrogen-fixing leguminosae-nodulating bacteria --
7. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) --
8. Saprophytic and plant pathogenic soil fungi --
9. Sampling, conserving and identifying fruit flies --
10. Entomopathogenic fungi and nematodes --
11. Description and classification of land use at sampling locations for the inventory of below-ground biodiversity.

This practical handbook describes sampling and laboratory assessment methods for the biodiversity of a number of key functional groups of soil organisms, including insects, earthworms, nematodes, fungi and bacteria.

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