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By Fatima M. S. Moreira,E. Jeroen Huising,David E. Bignell

ISBN-10: 1844075931

ISBN-13: 9781844075935

ISBN-10: 1844076210

ISBN-13: 9781844076215

This sensible instruction manual describes sampling and laboratory review tools for the biodiversity of a couple of key useful teams of soil organisms, together with bugs, earthworms, nematodes, fungi and micro organism. The tools were assembled and the protocols drafted via a few scientists linked to the UNEP-GEF funded Conservation and Sustainable administration of Below-Ground Biodiversity undertaking, performed by way of the Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility (TSBF) Institute of the foreign middle for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT).

The equipment supply a standardized foundation for characterizing soil biodiversity and present land makes use of in terrestrial average, semi-natural and agroecosystems in tropical forests and at wooded area margins. the purpose is to evaluate soil biodiversity opposed to present and ancient land use practices either at plot and panorama scales and, additional, to spot possibilities for greater sustainable land administration during the advent, administration or remediation of soil biota, hence lowering the necessity for exterior inputs similar to fertilizers and insecticides. The e-book additionally includes large recommendation at the dealing with of specimens and the allocation of organisms to pressure or practical crew type.

Published with TSBF-CIAT, CTA, UNEP and GEF

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