Extensively revised, accessible, and up-to-date-the new edition of Tate's classic soil microbiology text Now in its second edition, Soil Microbiology offers students a broad knowledge of the behavior and function of microbes in soil-all the essentials they will need in order to address the long-term stewardship of the earth's soil resources. Designed for use as the core text for microbiology courses in the soil science curriculum, it explores the tremendous diversity of life found in soil ecosystems.
· The Soil Ecosystem: Physical and Chemical Boundaries.
· The Soil Ecosystem: Biological Participants.
· Microbial Diversity of Soil Ecosystems.
· Energy Transformations and Metabolic Activities of Soil Microbes.
· Process Control in Soil.
· Soil Enzymes as Indicators of Ecosystem Status.
· Microbial Interactions and Community Development and Resilience.
· The Rhizosphere/Mycorrhizosphere.
· Introduction to the Biogeochemical Cycles.
· The Carbon Cycle.
· The Nitrogen Cycle: Soil-Based Processes.
· Nitrogen Fixation: The Gateway to Soil Nitrogen Cycling.
· Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation.
· DE nitrification.
· Sulfur, Phosphorus, and Mineral Cycles.
· Principles of Bioremediation.
· Concluding Challenge.
ROBERT L. TATE III, (PhD), is Professor of Soil Microbiology in the Department of Environmental Science at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He is the author of a number of books on soil microbiology, including Microbial Ecology and Soil Organic Matter.