Mycorrhizal Fungi in South America

Marcela C. pagano & mÓnico a lugo


Soil Fauna Assemblages: Global to Local Scales

Uffe N. Nielsen


Earth Matters: How Soil Underlies Civilization

Richard Bardgett


Soil Ecology and Ecosystem Services

Edited by Diana H. Wall, Richard D. Bardgett, Valerie Behan-Pelletier, Jeffrey E. Herrick, Hefin Jones, Karl Ritz, Johan Six, Donald R. Strong and Wim H. van der Putten


Fundamentals of Soil Ecology

David Coleman, Mac Callaham, D. Crossley Jr.

Also, see a related blog post in the GSBI blog.


The Ground Beneath Us

Paul Bogard

Also, see a blog post from the author in the GSBI blog.


Growing a Revolution: Bringing our soil back to life

David R. Montgomery


Dirt: The erosion of civilizations

David R. Montgomery


Microbial Ecology in Sustainable Agroecosystems

Tanya E. Cheeke, Portland State University, Oregon, USA; David C. Coleman, University of Georgia, Athens, USA; Diana H. Wall, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, USA


Energetic Food Webs: An Analysis of Real and Model Ecosystems

John C. Moore and Peter C. de Ruiter


Cosmopolitan Earthworms- an Eco-Taxonomic Guide to the Pergrine Species of the World

Robert John Blakemore, PhD


European Atlas of Soil Biodiversity


Soil biodiversity: functions, threats and tools for policy makers

Wim Van Der Putten


Global Soil Proverbs: Cultural language of the soil

Editors: Jae E. Yang; M.B. Kirkham; Rattan Lal; Sigbert Huber

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Soil Carbon Storage

Editor: Brajesh K. Singh

Recommended Reading:

Lavelle P, Spain A, Blouin M, Brown G, Decaens, T, Grimaldi M, Jimenez JJ, McKey D, Mathieu, J, Velasquez E, Zangerle, A. 2016 Ecosystem engineers in a self-organized soil: A review of concepts and future research questions. Soil Science 181:91-109 DOI: 10.1097/SS.0000000000000155

Paustian K, Lehmann J, Ogle S, Reay D, Robertson GP, Smith, P. 2016 Climate-smart soils. Nature 532: 49-57 doi:10.1038/nature17174

Wall DH, Nielson UN, Six J. 2015 Soil biodiversity and human health. Nature 528: 69-76 doi:10.1038/nature15744

Lehmann J, Kleber M. 2015 The contentious nature of soil organic matter. Nature 528: 60-68 doi:10.1038/nature16069

Veresoglou SD, Halley JM, Rillig MC. 2015 Extinction risk of soil biota. Nature Communications 6: 8862 doi:10.1038/ncomms9862

Bardgett RD, van der Putton WH. 2014 Belowground biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. Nature 515: 505-511 doi:10.1038/nature13855