7. Defining Place: Soils as a Living Organism

  1. Marty D. Matlock and
  2. Robert A. Morgan

Published Online: 15 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470949993.ch7

Ecological Engineering Design: Restoring and Conserving Ecosystem Services

Ecological Engineering Design: Restoring and Conserving Ecosystem Services

How to Cite

Matlock, M. D. and Morgan, R. A. (2011) Defining Place: Soils as a Living Organism, in Ecological Engineering Design: Restoring and Conserving Ecosystem Services, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470949993.ch7

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 9 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470345146

Online ISBN: 9780470949993

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Keywords:

  • soils as a living organism, and soil functions - placed into six general roles;
  • roles related to ecological services, soil as one tool - ecological engineers, being familiar with;
  • soil relationship to ecosystem service provisioning - soils, distinction between topsoil and subsoil;
  • soil physics, and physical properties - and processes of soils;
  • oxidation-reduction potential, or redox - measure of electron potential in chemical or biological systems

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Summary

  • Further Readings

  • References