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Title: Proceedings of the California Forest Soils Council Conference on Forest Soils Biology and Forest Management, Feb. 23-24
Author: Powers, Robert F.; Hauxwell, Donald L.; Nakamura, Gary M. [technical coordinators]
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-178. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station; 113 p.
Station ID: GTR-PSW-178
Description: Biotic properties of forest soil are the linkages connecting forest vegetation with an inert rooting medium to create a dynamic, functioning ecosystem. But despite the significance of these properties, managers have little awareness of the biotic world beneath their feet. Much of our working knowledge of soil biology seems anchored in myth and misunderstanding. To correct this, a conference sponsored by the California Forest Soils Council was held February 23-24, 1996, in Sacramento, California. These peer-reviewed papers of practical significance to forest managers comprise the updated proceedings of that conference. They describe the most important features of soil invertebrates and microbiota–including those affecting soil fertility and those with food value for both wildlife and humans. Just as importantly, they discuss how such organisms respond to management. Guidelines are given to managers for sustaining soil health and productive forests.
Key Words: soil biota, mycorrhizae, nitrogen fixation, soil fauna, truffles, forest management
Publisher Information, Abstract, Technical Editors, About the Pacific Southwest Research Station 130 KB
Table of Contents 82 KB
Preface 175 KB
The Functional Role of Forest Soil Arthropods: The Soil is a Living Place 1.7 MB
Andrew Moldenke, Marjet Pajutee, and Elaine Ingham
Ecological Significance of Nitrogen Fixation by Actinorhizal Shrubs in Interior Forests of California and Oregon 423 KB
Matt D. Busse
Fungal Succession and Diversity in Ectomycorrhizal 226 KB
Dennis D. Murphy
Influence of Forest Harvesting on Soil Organisms and Decomposition in Western Washington 1.4 MB
Robert L. Edmonds, James L. Marra, Amy K. Barg, and Grace B. Sparks
Northern Flying Squirrels Mycophagy and Truffle Production in Fir Forests of Northern California 684 KB
Jeffrey B. Waters, Kevin S. McKelvey ,Cynthia J. Zabel, and Daniel L. Luoma
American Matsutake (Tricholoma magnivelare) Across Spatial and Temporal Scales 1 MB
Michael P. Amaranthus, David Pilz, Andrew Moore, Rick Abbott, and Daniel L. Luoma
Managing Our Grandchildren's Forests: The Role of Soil Biology and Soil Ecology 151 KB
James R. Boyle
Powers, Robert F.; Hauxwell, Donald L.; Nakamura, Gary M. [technical coordinators] 2000. Proceedings of the California Forest Soils Council Conference on Forest Soils Biology and Forest Management, Feb. 23-24 Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-178. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station; 113 p.
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