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Detritus and Decomposition in Ecosystems

Zafar Reshi,Sumira Tyub

ISBN 10: 8189422154 / ISBN 13: 9788189422158
Published by New India Publishing Agency, 2007
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The present book is a detailed assessment of the pools and fluxes of detritus in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Besides presenting a comprehensive analysis of the process of detritus decomposition, the book gives an exhaustive account of the biotic and abiotic factors affecting the rate of detritus decomposition. Portrayal of the role of decomposition in nutrient cycling and delineation of the contemporary concepts of humus biosynthesis are the noteworthy features of this book. The book would be serve the needs of post-graduate students having Ecology as one of their major subject and researchers engaged in soil biology and biochemistry, soil sciences and ecosystem structure and function. Contents Chapter 1: Detrius: Spatio-temporal Variability Chapter 2: Detrius: Effects on Physical and Chemical Environment Chapter 3: Detrius: Effects on Biological Environment Chapter 4: Decomposition: Processes, Patterns in Terrestrial & Aquatic Ecosystems Chapter 5: Decomposition: Biotic Controls Chapter 6: Decomposition: Abiotic Controls Chapter 7: Decomposition: Importance Printed Pages: 2800. Bookseller Inventory # 65465

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Title: Detritus and Decomposition in Ecosystems

Publisher: New India Publishing Agency

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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The present book is a detailed assessment of the pools and fluxes of detritus in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Besides presenting a comprehensive analysis of the process of detritus decomposition, the book gives an exhaustive account of the biotic and abiotic factors affecting the rate of detritus decomposition.

Portrayal of the role of decomposition in nutrient cycling and delineation of the contemporary concepts of humus biosynthesis are the noteworthy features of this book. The book would be serve the needs of post-graduate students having Ecology as one of their major subject and researchers engaged in soil biology and biochemistry, soil sciences and ecosystem structure and function.

The present book attempts to bring together the enormous but fragmented information and fill this lacuna. It has been designed to outline the basic and fundamental aspects of detritus and its decomposition to be understood in their right perspective and envisages to put forward a clear understanding of the current concepts of this fundamental aspect of ecology and its widening horizons.

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Department of Botany, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India.

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