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Soil Biology Guide

Soil Biology Guide

Daniel L. Dindal (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-471-04551-9 January 1990 1376 Pages


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A comprehensive study of the biology, taxonomy, and ecology of each of the soil biotic groups. The first chapter presents an ecological approach to soil studies. The remaining 42 chapters provide specific information on each of the taxonomic groupings. Contains illustrated identification keys to each group. Some keys go by functional morphological delineations; others lead the reader to classical identification at family, genus, or species levels. Some incorporate descriptions of new genera and species. Especially useful for the study of mesic, xeric, and hydric terrestrial sites. Includes an extensive bibliography.
Soil Bacteria.


Soil Fungi.

Soil Algae.

Soil Protozoa.

Turbellaria: Tricladida: Terricola.


Terrestrial Gastopoda.

Oligochaeta: Enchytraeidae.

Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae.

Oligochaeta: Megascolecidae.

Oligochaeta: Megascolecidae.

Terrestrial Hirudinea.


Scorpiones, Solifugae, and Associated Desert Taxa.

Litter Araneae (Araneida) Pseudoscorpionida.

Opiliones (Phalangida).

Acarina: Mesostigmata (Gamasida).

Acarina: Prostigmata (Actinedida).

Acarina: Astigmata (Acaridida).

Acarina: Oribatida.

Terrestrial Isopoda.





Insecta: Protura.

Insecta: Microcoryphia and Thysanura.

Insecta: Diplura.

Insecta: Collembola.

Insecta: Isoptera.

Insecta: Psocoptera.

Insecta: Coleoptera Carabidae (Adults and Larvae).

Insecta: Coleoptera Ptiliidae.

Insecta: Coleoptera Silphidae.

Insecta: Coleoptera Staphylinidae (Adults and Larvae).

Insecta: Coleoptera Pselaphidae.

Insecta: Coleoptera Scarabaeidae (Larvae).

Insecta: Diptera (Adults).

Insecta: Diptera (Larvae).

Insecta: Hymenoptera Formicidae.