A Handbook of Tropical Soil Biology: Sampling and by Fatima M. S. Moreira,E. Jeroen Huising,David E. Bignell

By Fatima M. S. Moreira,E. Jeroen Huising,David E. Bignell

This useful instruction manual describes sampling and laboratory overview tools for the biodiversity of a few key useful teams of soil organisms, together with bugs, earthworms, nematodes, fungi and micro organism. The equipment were assembled and the protocols drafted by means of a couple of scientists linked to the UNEP-GEF funded Conservation and Sustainable administration of Below-Ground Biodiversity venture, performed through the Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility (TSBF) Institute of the overseas middle for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT).

The equipment offer a standardized foundation for characterizing soil biodiversity and present land makes use of in terrestrial common, semi-natural and agroecosystems in tropical forests and at wooded area margins. the purpose is to evaluate soil biodiversity opposed to present and old land use practices either at plot and panorama scales and, extra, to spot possibilities for better sustainable land administration in the course of the advent, administration or remediation of soil biota, therefore lowering the necessity for exterior inputs resembling fertilizers and insecticides. The publication additionally includes wide recommendation at the dealing with of specimens and the allocation of organisms to pressure or useful team type.

Published with TSBF-CIAT, CTA, UNEP and GEF

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