The balance between productivity and food web structure in soil ecosystems

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TitleThe balance between productivity and food web structure in soil ecosystems
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsDe Ruiter, PC, Neutel, A-M, Moore, JC
EditorBardgett, RD, Usher, MB, Hopkins, DW
Book TitleBiological Diversity and Function in Soils
Pagination139-153
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISBN Number9780511541926
Accession NumberARC637
Abstract

Although soil provides physical support for plants and contributes to a variety of important environmental functions, many questions about the ecological significance of its biological diversity, and how ecosystem function is affected, have never been asked. Recent technical developments, as well as new experimental and modelling approaches, have led to a renaissance in soil biodiversity research. The key areas are reflected in this new volume, which brings together many leading contributions on the role and importance of soil biota.

DOI10.1017/CBO9780511541926.009
Short TitleThe balance between productivity and food web structure in soil ecosystems