Residue Reviews pp 65-105

An ecological concept for the assessment of side-effects of agrochemicals on soil microorganisms

  • K. H. Domsch
  • G. Jagnow
  • Traute-Heidi Anderson
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4612-5473-7_2

Volume 86 of the book series Residue Reviews (RECT)
Cite this paper as:
Domsch K.H., Jagnow G., Anderson TH. (1983) An ecological concept for the assessment of side-effects of agrochemicals on soil microorganisms. In: Gunther F.A. (eds) Residue Reviews. Residue Reviews, vol 86. Springer, New York, NY

Abstract

High quality data describing changes in the biotic compartments of soils are indispensable prerequisites for ecotoxicological characterization of chemicals. Numerous results from careful experimental work are now available. The wealth of data, however, contributes only partially to our understanding and capability of hazard assessment. Frequently we experience a kind of helplessness on how to weight, rate, and evaluate data and ignore the urgent need for interpretation in sensible ecological terms.

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. H. Domsch
    • 1
  • G. Jagnow
    • 1
  • Traute-Heidi Anderson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Soil BiologyFederal Research Center of AgricultureBraunschweigFed. Rep. of Germany