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A handbook of tropical soil biology : sampling and characterization of below-ground biodiversity, edited by F.M. Moreira, D.E. Bignell, and J. Huising

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A handbook of tropical soil biology : sampling and characterization of below-ground biodiversity
Title
A handbook of tropical soil biology
Title remainder
sampling and characterization of below-ground biodiversity
Statement of responsibility
edited by F.M. Moreira, D.E. Bignell, and J. Huising
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Moreira, F. M. S.
  • Bignell, David Edward
  • Huising, J.
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  • Soil invertebrates
  • Soil microbiology
  • Soil biodiversity
  • Soil biology
  • Soils
Label
A handbook of tropical soil biology : sampling and characterization of below-ground biodiversity, edited by F.M. Moreira, D.E. Bignell, and J. Huising
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Inventory of below-ground biodiversity across space and timescales
  • 2.
  • Sampling Strategy and Design to Evaluate Below-ground Biodiversity
  • Introduction
  • Study objectives and sampling basics
  • Practical approaches
  • Hierarchy, replication and sample size
  • Focus on objectives: Stratification
  • Random and systematic sampling
  • Dealing with variability
  • Foreword
  • Point measurement scheme
  • Practical consideration in organizing the field campaign
  • Sampling in the CSM-BGBD project
  • 3.
  • Macrofauna
  • Introduction
  • A.
  • Inventory of soil and litter macroarthropods and earthworms in particular using the soil monolith
  • B.
  • Transect methods for termites, ants, beetles and earthworms
  • Diana H. Wall
  • C.
  • Ants and other macrofauna and mesofauna in litter by the Winkler method
  • D.
  • Beetles and other macrofauna and mesofauna in litter: Baited and non-baited pitfalls
  • E.
  • Recording and expressing the data
  • F.
  • Minimum data sets
  • 4.
  • Soil Collembola, Acari and Other Mesofauna - The Berlese Method
  • 1.
  • Introduction
  • Sampling methods
  • Extraction
  • Specimen clearing and mounting processes
  • Specimen identification and data analyses
  • 5.
  • Soil Nematodes
  • Introduction
  • Soil sampling
  • Nematode extraction
  • The Inventory of Soil Biological Diversity: Concepts and General Guidelines
  • Nematode fixation and counting
  • Glycerine infiltration and nematode observation
  • Indices and parameters for characterizing nematode populations
  • 6.
  • Nitrogen-fixing Leguminosae-nodulating Bacteria
  • Economic and ecological importance of nitrogen-fixing Leguminosae-nodulating bacteria (NFLNB) symbiosis
  • Current taxonomy of NFLNB
  • Evaluation of NFLNB diversity in soil
  • Methodology applied in the CSM-BGBD project: An overview
  • Material requirements for field and lab work
  • Soil organisms and soil ecosystem services
  • Methods in detail
  • Maintenance and collections of pure cultures
  • 7.
  • Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF)
  • Introduction
  • Taxonomy and classification of AMF
  • Methods to assess AMF infective propagules and colonization
  • Methods to assess AMF diversity
  • 8.
  • Saprophytic and Plant Pathogenic Soil Fungi
  • Functional groups of soil biota
  • Introduction
  • Ecological importance of fungi in soil
  • Aspects of modern systematics
  • Soil sampling
  • Assessment of soil fungi: Culturing based procedures
  • How to identify soil fungi
  • Assessment of soil fungi: DNA targeted techniques
  • Data analysis
  • Preservation and genetic resource collection
  • 9.
  • Target groups of soil biota
  • Sampling, Conserving and Identifying Fruit Flies
  • Introduction
  • Sampling fruit flies
  • Collecting the trapped adults
  • Fruit sampling
  • Obtaining the pupae
  • Species identification
  • 10.
  • Entomopathogenic Fungi and Nematodes
  • Introduction
  • Methods for inventory of below-ground biodiversity: General principles
  • Biology of entomopathogenic fungi and nematodes
  • Methodology for isolation of entomopathogenic fungi
  • Methodology for isolation of entomopathogenic nematodes
  • 11.
  • Description and Classification of Land Use at Sampling Locations for the Inventory of Below-ground Biodiversity
  • Summary of the method for land use description
  • Background and design principles
  • Observations on land use: Classifiers and attributes
  • Description and classification of land use
Control code
12522193
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 218 p.
Isbn
9781844075935
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008042890
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(BNAtoc) 2008042890
Label
A handbook of tropical soil biology : sampling and characterization of below-ground biodiversity, edited by F.M. Moreira, D.E. Bignell, and J. Huising
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Inventory of below-ground biodiversity across space and timescales
  • 2.
  • Sampling Strategy and Design to Evaluate Below-ground Biodiversity
  • Introduction
  • Study objectives and sampling basics
  • Practical approaches
  • Hierarchy, replication and sample size
  • Focus on objectives: Stratification
  • Random and systematic sampling
  • Dealing with variability
  • Foreword
  • Point measurement scheme
  • Practical consideration in organizing the field campaign
  • Sampling in the CSM-BGBD project
  • 3.
  • Macrofauna
  • Introduction
  • A.
  • Inventory of soil and litter macroarthropods and earthworms in particular using the soil monolith
  • B.
  • Transect methods for termites, ants, beetles and earthworms
  • Diana H. Wall
  • C.
  • Ants and other macrofauna and mesofauna in litter by the Winkler method
  • D.
  • Beetles and other macrofauna and mesofauna in litter: Baited and non-baited pitfalls
  • E.
  • Recording and expressing the data
  • F.
  • Minimum data sets
  • 4.
  • Soil Collembola, Acari and Other Mesofauna - The Berlese Method
  • 1.
  • Introduction
  • Sampling methods
  • Extraction
  • Specimen clearing and mounting processes
  • Specimen identification and data analyses
  • 5.
  • Soil Nematodes
  • Introduction
  • Soil sampling
  • Nematode extraction
  • The Inventory of Soil Biological Diversity: Concepts and General Guidelines
  • Nematode fixation and counting
  • Glycerine infiltration and nematode observation
  • Indices and parameters for characterizing nematode populations
  • 6.
  • Nitrogen-fixing Leguminosae-nodulating Bacteria
  • Economic and ecological importance of nitrogen-fixing Leguminosae-nodulating bacteria (NFLNB) symbiosis
  • Current taxonomy of NFLNB
  • Evaluation of NFLNB diversity in soil
  • Methodology applied in the CSM-BGBD project: An overview
  • Material requirements for field and lab work
  • Soil organisms and soil ecosystem services
  • Methods in detail
  • Maintenance and collections of pure cultures
  • 7.
  • Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF)
  • Introduction
  • Taxonomy and classification of AMF
  • Methods to assess AMF infective propagules and colonization
  • Methods to assess AMF diversity
  • 8.
  • Saprophytic and Plant Pathogenic Soil Fungi
  • Functional groups of soil biota
  • Introduction
  • Ecological importance of fungi in soil
  • Aspects of modern systematics
  • Soil sampling
  • Assessment of soil fungi: Culturing based procedures
  • How to identify soil fungi
  • Assessment of soil fungi: DNA targeted techniques
  • Data analysis
  • Preservation and genetic resource collection
  • 9.
  • Target groups of soil biota
  • Sampling, Conserving and Identifying Fruit Flies
  • Introduction
  • Sampling fruit flies
  • Collecting the trapped adults
  • Fruit sampling
  • Obtaining the pupae
  • Species identification
  • 10.
  • Entomopathogenic Fungi and Nematodes
  • Introduction
  • Methods for inventory of below-ground biodiversity: General principles
  • Biology of entomopathogenic fungi and nematodes
  • Methodology for isolation of entomopathogenic fungi
  • Methodology for isolation of entomopathogenic nematodes
  • 11.
  • Description and Classification of Land Use at Sampling Locations for the Inventory of Below-ground Biodiversity
  • Summary of the method for land use description
  • Background and design principles
  • Observations on land use: Classifiers and attributes
  • Description and classification of land use
Control code
12522193
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 218 p.
Isbn
9781844075935
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008042890
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(BNAtoc) 2008042890

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