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Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services$
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Diana H. Wall, Richard D. Bardgett, Valerie Behan-Pelletier, Jeffrey E. Herrick, T. Hefin Jones, Karl Ritz, Johan Six, Donald R. Strong, and Wim H. van der Putten

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199575923

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575923.001.0001

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(p.233) Synthesis
Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services

Donald R. Strong

Valerie Behan-Pelletier

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This chapter offers a synthesis of the discussions in Section 4. The six chapters on community structure and biotic assemblages interweave spatial scales, phylogeny, biogeography, and diversity from microbes to the largest ecosystem engineers, with a central theme of linking biodiversity to ecosystem functioning and ecosystem services. They raise the possibility that research into soil biodiversity can make a difference to human society, and encourage rethinking the paradigms that underpin much research in soil ecology.

Keywords:   soil ecology, ecosystem services, soil communities, soil biota, biodiversity

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