While soil ecologists continue to be on the forefront of research on biodiversity and ecosystem function, there are few interdisciplinary studies that incorporate ecological knowledge into sustainable land management practices. Conventional, high fossil-fuel input-based agricultural systems can reduce soil biodiversity, alter soil community structu

chapter 1|22 pages

Chapter 1Soil ecology and agroecosystem studies: A dynamic and diverse world

ByDavid C. Coleman, Vadakattu V.S.R. Gupta, and John C. Moore

chapter 2|26 pages

Chapter 2Manipulation of benecial microorganisms in crop rhizospheres

ByRichard P. Dick

chapter 4|26 pages

Chapter 4Soil food webs in agricultural ecosystems

ByJohn C. Moore and Peter C. de Ruiter

chapter 5|24 pages

Chapter 5Community composition of soil organisms under different wheat- farming systems

ByKlaus Birkhofer, T. Martijn Bezemer, Katarina Hedlund, Heikki Setälä

chapter 6|20 pages

The biological basis for nitrogen management in agroecosystems

ByA. Stuart Grandy, Cynthia Kallenbach, Terry D. Loecke, Sieglinde S. Snapp, Richard G. Smith

chapter 9|38 pages

Maize legume relay intercrops in Malawi: Meeting short- and long- term sustainability goals

ByCarol Shennan, Dorothy Sirrine