Progress in Soil Zoology

Proceedings of the 5th International Colloquium on Soil Zoology Held in Prague September 17–22, 1973

  • Editors
  • Jan Vaněk

Part of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences book series (TPCI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-11
  2. Die Geschichte der Bodenzoologie und ihre Einbeziehung in die bodenkundliche Forschung

  3. Wandel der Bodenfauna unter dem Einfluss menschlicher Aktivitäten

  4. General Trends of Changes in Soil Animal Population of Arable Land

  5. Stability and Diversity of Communities of Soil Organisms

    1. J. M. Anderson
      Pages 51-58
    2. Jarmila Kubíková, Josef Rusek
      Pages 59-75
    3. G. A. Korganova, J. G. Geltzer
      Pages 121-124
    4. I. V. Kudrjasheva
      Pages 151-155
    5. J. Rusek, B. Úhelová, J. Unar
      Pages 199-215
  6. Influence of Abiotic and Biotic Factors on Communities of Soil Organisms

  7. Influence of Human Activities on Communities of Soil Organisms

About this book


Ladies a n d g e n t 1 e m e n , I have the pleasure to welcome you here in Prague in the name of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences and to open the Fifth Inter­ national Colloquium on Soil Zoology. We are very glad that Czecho­ slovakia was chosen for this important meeting. It is clear to all of us that the soil plays and will play a de­ cisive part in providing food for the explosive increase of human pop­ ulation. For this reason we watch with great anxiety the negative influence of human activities on the environment accompanied also by the other destructive intervention into the soil ecosystem, its devas­ tation by inefficient management, application of herbicides and pesti­ cides pollution by the waste products of industry and human settlements. The basis for solving these accumulating and now sometimes latent prob­ lems is among others a good knowledge of the role of soil organisms in the cycles of materials and in the energy flow. Soil zoology as a part of soil biology is still at the beginning of this trend The lack of in­ formation about life in soil is obvious when compared with the results of a related biological science dealing with the water ecosystem.


biology ecosystem energy environment herbicides pollution soil water zoology

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1975
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-1935-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-1933-0
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