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The impact of land-use practices on soil microbes

Tilston, E. L., Sizmur, T., Dixon, G. R., Otten, W. and Harris, J. A. (2010) The impact of land-use practices on soil microbes. In: Dixon, G. R. and Tilston, E. L. (eds.) Soil Microbiology and Sustainable Crop Production. Springer, Netherlands, pp. 273-295. ISBN 9789048194797

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1007/978-90-481-9479-7_7

Abstract/Summary

The extensive use of land resources for food production, fibre for construction, wood pulp for paper, removal for extractive industries, sealing for urban and industrial development and as a receiver (either deliberate or accidental) of polluting substances has wrought huge changes in the chemistry, structure and biology of soils, away from their natural state.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Department of Geography and Environmental Science
Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Soil Research Centre
ID Code:40803
Publisher:Springer

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