Soil ecology in northern forests : a below ground view of a changing world / Martin Lukac and Douglas L. Godbold.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publication details: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011. Edition: 1stDescription: xi, 256 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 26 cmISBN: 9780521714211 Subject(s): Forest soils | Soil ecology | Soil chemistry | Forests and forestry | NATURE / Natural Resources | Dept of Horticulture | -- Northern Hemisphere | -- Northern Hemisphere | -- Northern Hemisphere | -- Northern Hemisphere | DDC classification: 634.95 Other classification: Online resources: Click here to access online | Cover image
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Machine generated contents note: Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Soil properties; 3. Forest soil development and classification; 4. Soil fungi; 5. Soil water; 6. Forest carbon cycle; 7. Nutrient cycling; 8. Northern forests in a high CO2 world; 9. Soil acidity and heavy metal pollution; 10. Nitrogen; 11. Soil functioning and climate change; References; Index.
"Forest soils form the foundation that underpins the existence of all forests. This book encapsulates soil ecology and functioning in northern forests, focusing on the effects of human activity and climate change. The authors introduce the fundamental principles necessary for studying forest soils, and explain the functioning and mutual influence of all parts of a forest soil ecosystem. A chapter is dedicated to each of soil acidity and heavy metal pollution, elevated carbon dioxide, nitrogen deposition and climate change, highlighting the most important anthropogenic factors influencing forest soil functioning and how these soils are likely to respond to environmental change. With its unique view of the functioning of the soils found under temperate and boreal forests in today's rapidly changing world, this book is of interest to anyone studying forestry and forest ecology in European, North American and North Asian contexts" --
Includes bibliographical references (p. 238-252) and index.