12. Managing the soil–plant system for the delivery of ecosystem services

  1. Peter J. Gregory3,4 and
  2. Stephen Nortcliff5
  1. David W. Hopkins1 and
  2. Edward G. Gregorich2

Published Online: 9 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118337295.ch12

Soil Conditions and Plant Growth

Soil Conditions and Plant Growth

How to Cite

Hopkins, D. W. and G. Gregorich, E. (2013) Managing the soil–plant system for the delivery of ecosystem services, in Soil Conditions and Plant Growth (eds P. J. Gregory and S. Nortcliff), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford. doi: 10.1002/9781118337295.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Centre for Food Security, School of Agriculture, Policy & Development, University of Reading, Reading, UK

  2. 4

    East Malling Research, New Road, East Malling, Kent, UK

  3. 5

    Soil Research Centre, Department of Geography and Environmental Science, University of Reading, Reading, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Life Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

  2. 2

    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 JAN 2013
  2. Published Print: 25 FEB 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405197700

Online ISBN: 9781118337295

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Keywords:

  • Carbon management;
  • Conservation of biodiversity;
  • Ecosystem services;
  • Food and fibre production;
  • Nitrogen mineralisation;
  • Preservation of soils;
  • Soil–plant system;
  • Soil quality assessment;
  • Waste recycling and disposal;
  • Water storage and purification

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Roles of soils

  • Sustainable soil use and soil quality

  • Concluding remarks

  • References