Methods in Soil Biology

  • Franz Schinner
  • Richard Öhlinger
  • Ellen Kandeler
  • Rosa Margesin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Methods in Soil Microbiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. F. Schinner
      Pages 3-6
    3. R. Öhlinger
      Pages 7-11
    4. G. Trolldenier, M. Schholter, W. Bode, A. Hartmann
      Pages 12-46
    5. H. Rössner, R. Kuhnert-Finkernagel, R. Öhlinger, T. Beck, A. Baumgarten, B. Heilmann
      Pages 47-75
    6. R. Ölinger, T. Beck, B. Heilmann, F. Beese
      Pages 93-110
    7. F. Schinner, M. H. Gerzabek, O. H. Danneberg, E. Kandeler
      Pages 111-121
    8. S. Zechmeister-Boltenstern
      Pages 122-134
    9. K. Kandeler
      Pages 135-143
    10. Franz Schinner, Richard Öhlinger, Ellen Kandeler, Rosa Margesin
      Pages 144-161
    11. Franz Schinner, Richard Öhlinger, Ellen Kandeler, Rosa Margesin
      Pages 162-184
    12. Franz Schinner, Richard Öhlinger, Ellen Kandeler, Rosa Margesin
      Pages 185-207
    13. R. Ölinger, R. Margesin, E. Kandeler
      Pages 208-227
    14. W. Strobl, M. Traunmüller, E. Kandeler
      Pages 228-234
    15. H. Öhlinger, W. Von Mersi
      Pages 235-245
    16. B. Albers, R. Rackwitz, M. Raubuch, L. Zelles, R. Margesin, F. Schinner
      Pages 246-265
    17. M. Lebuhn, A. Hartmann
      Pages 266-280
    18. R. Pöder
      Pages 281-294
    19. G. Gärtner
      Pages 295-305
    20. H. Insam, R. Öhlinger
      Pages 306-309
  3. Methods in Soil Zoology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. E. Meyer
      Pages 313-315
    3. E. Aescht, W. Foissner
      Pages 316-337
    4. E. Meyer
      Pages 338-345
    5. E. Meyer
      Pages 346-354
    6. E. Meyer
      Pages 355-361
    7. E. Meyer
      Pages 362-363
    8. C. Kampichler, E. Kandeler
      Pages 364-382
  4. Methods in Soil Physics and Chemistry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 383-383
    2. R. Öhlinger, E. Kandeler
      Pages 385-395
    3. R. Öhlinger, E. Kandeler, M. Gerzabek, H. Insam, P. Illmer
      Pages 396-416
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 417-426

About this book


In terrestrial ecosystems, soil microorganisms and soil animals are essential for litter degradation, soil formation and the availability of nutrients and trace elements. The measurement of biological soil parameters allows a rapid evaluation of the effects of chemical and physical influences due to pollutants or soil management.
This book introduces a number of well proved methods for the analysis of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus and sulfur cycles. It focuses further on the determination of the number and biomass of microorganisms, algae and animals in the soil. Particular emphasis is placed on the comprehensible and complete description of the experimental procedures.


Biomasse Kohlenstoffkreislauf Mykkorrhizen Phosphor Stickstoffkreislauf algaee biology biomass ecosystem litter degradation microorganism nitrogen cycle soil terrestrial ecosystem terrestrial ecosystems

Editors and affiliations

  • Franz Schinner
    • 1
  • Richard Öhlinger
    • 2
  • Ellen Kandeler
    • 3
  • Rosa Margesin
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of MicrobiologyUniversity of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria
  2. 2.Federal Office for AgrobiologyLinzAustralia
  3. 3.Institute for Soil ManagementFederal Agency and Research Centre for AgricultureViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64633-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-60966-4
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