Ecology and Management of Forest Soils - 3rd Edition
Fisher, Richard F.; Binkley, Dan
John Wiley & Sons
Forest soils are the foundation of the entire forest ecosystem. Not only do soil fungi and
bacteria decompose dead plant material, recycling their nutrients, forest soils are also key to
protecting water quality. Yet forest soils are fragile, and understanding their unique
properties is essential to preserving forest ecology.
Hardcover XVIII, 490 Pages ISBN 9780471194262
This revised and updated Third Edition
details the distinctive features of forest soils-the factors that set them apart from other types
of soils-with an international perspective that includes a discussion of the tropical rainforest
soils of Latin America and the boreal forest soils of Siberia. Separate chapters discuss the
physical, chemical, and biological aspects of forest soils as well as soil organic matter, roots,
The book also touches on the practical management aspects such as
nutrition management, site preparation techniques, soils for nursery and seed orchard
operation, soil acidity, and techniques for sustaining and improving long-term soil
From the contents
Forest Soils and Vegetation Development.
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Forest Soil Classification.
Nutrition Management: Nutrient Limitations.
Nutrition Management: Fertilization.
Nutrition Management: Biological Nitrogen Fixation.
Forest Soil Management.
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