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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.239) Introduction
Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services

Richard D. Bardgett

T. Hefin Jones

Oxford University Press

This chapter provides an overview of the four chapters in Section 4. Chapter 4.1 considers how climate change can impact on soils and ecosystem services. Chapter 4.2 illustrates how terrestrial ecosystems and their soils are strongly affected by nitrogen enrichment. Chapter 4.3 covers the topic of urbanization, soils, and ecosystem services. Finally, Chapter 4.4 examines land use for agriculture, and its impacts on soils and ecosystem services.

Keywords:   climate change, soil ecology, ecosystem services, terrestrial ecosystems, nitrogen enrichment, urbanization, land use, agriculture

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