Coleman, David C. Department of Entomology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.
- Soil profile
- Biological aspects of soil
- Model of soil interactions
- Microorganism–fauna interactions
- Mutualistic interactions in soils
- Agroecosystems versus natural ecosystems
- Systems studies
- Links to Primary Literature
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The study of the interactions among soil organisms, and between biotic and abiotic aspects of the soil environment. Soil is made up of a multitude of physical, chemical, and biological entities, with many interactions occurring among them. Soil is a variable mixture of broken and weathered minerals and decaying organic matter. Together with the proper amounts of air and water, it supplies, in part, sustenance for plants as well as mechanical support.
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