Soil microbial diversity and the sustainability of agricultural soils

@article{Kennedy2004SoilMD,
  title={Soil microbial diversity and the sustainability of agricultural soils},
  author={A. C. Kennedy and K. Smith},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2004},
  volume={170},
  pages={75-86}
}
Many world ecosystems are in various states of decline evidenced by erosion, low productivity, and poor water quality caused by forest clearing, intensive agricultural production, and continued use of land resources for purposes that are not sustainable. The biological diversity of these systems is being altered. Little research has been conducted to quantify the beneficial relationships between microbial diversity, soil and plant quality, and ecosystem sustainability. Ecosystem functioning is… Expand

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