Soil Biological Fertility

A Key to Sustainable Land Use in Agriculture

  • Lynette K. Abbott
  • Daniel V. Murphy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Lynette K. Abbott, Daniel V. Murphy
    Pages 1-15
  3. Daniel V. Murphy, Elizabeth A. Stockdale, Philip C. Brookes, Keith W.T. Goulding
    Pages 37-59
  4. Petra C.J. vanVliet, Paul F. Hendrix
    Pages 61-80
  5. Alison McInnes, Krystina Haq
    Pages 99-128
  6. David D. Douds Jr, Nancy Collins Johnson
    Pages 129-162
  7. V.V.S.R. Gupta, K. Sivasithamparam
    Pages 163-185
  8. M. Jill Clapperton, K. Yin Chan, Frank J. Larney
    Pages 203-224
  9. Pete Smith, David S. Powlson
    Pages 241-254
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 255-264

About this book


This book presents a comprehensive scientific overview of the components and processes that underpin the biological characteristics of soil fertility. It demonstrates the interdependence of soil biological fertility with physical and chemical characteristics of soil. The book highlights the enormous diversity of life in soil and the resulting effects that management of land can have on the contribution of this diverse community to soil fertility in an agricultural context. It is becoming more relevant to explore soil biological processes in terms of their contribution to soil fertility.


AgroMicro Soil biological fertility Sustainable land use

Editors and affiliations

  • Lynette K. Abbott
    • 1
  • Daniel V. Murphy
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Earth and Geographical Sciences, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural SciencesThe University of Western AustraliaCrawleyAustralia

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