Resources

Videos

16 short video clips, that accompany information presented at this website, can be found at the YouTube at the Virtual Soil Science Learning Resources channel.

Soil Microorganisms

Decomposition

  • Malloch D. 2009. The mycology web pages. Natural history of the fungi. New Brunswick Museum. You should focus on the page entitled “How fungi work” available at http://website.nbm-mnb.ca/mycologywebpages/NaturalHistoryOfFungi/Physiology.html
  • Perry D.A. 1994. Forest Ecosystems. John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD, 649 pp.
  • Prescott C.E. 2010. Litter decomposition: what controls it and how can we alter it to sequester more carbon in forest soils? Biogeochemistry 101:133-149.
  • Schmidt M.W.I., Torn M.S., Abiven S., Dittmar T., Guggenberger G., Janssens I.A., Kleber M., Kögel-Knabner I., Lehmann J., Manning D.A.C., Nannipieri P., Rasse D.P., Weiner S., and Trumbore S.E. 2011. Persistence of soil organic matter as an ecosystem property. Nature 478 (7367): 49.
  • Sylvia D.M., Fuhrmann J.J., Hartel P., and Zuberer D.A. 2004. Principles and applications of soil microbiology. 2nd edition. Prentice Hall.

Harvesting Practices

Study Sites

Sampling and Analyses

  • Carter, M.R., and Gregorich E.G. (eds). 2008. Soil sampling and methods of analysis. 2nd ed. Canadian Society of Soil Science, CRC Press and Taylor & Francis Group. Oxford, UK.
  • Frostegård A., Tunlid A., and Bååth E. 2010. Use and misuse of PLFA measurements in soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 43: 1621–1625.
  • Sinsabaugh R.L., Saiya-Cork K., Long T., Osgood M.P., Neher D.A., Zak D.R., and Norby R.J. 2003. Soil microbial activity in a Liquidambar plantation unresponsive to CO2-driven increases in primary production. Applied Soil Ecology 24: 263-271.
  • Sylvia, D.M., Fuhrmann J.J., Hartel P., and Zuberer D.A. 2004. Principles and applications of soil microbiology. 2nd edition. Prentice Hall.

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