By Fatima M. S. Moreira,E. Jeroen Huising,David E. Bignell

This useful instruction manual describes sampling and laboratory evaluate equipment for the biodiversity of a few key sensible teams of soil organisms, together with bugs, earthworms, nematodes, fungi and micro organism. The tools were assembled and the protocols drafted by means of a few scientists linked to the UNEP-GEF funded Conservation and Sustainable administration of Below-Ground Biodiversity undertaking, finished by way of the Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility (TSBF) Institute of the overseas heart for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT).

The tools supply a standardized foundation for characterizing soil biodiversity and present land makes use of in terrestrial usual, semi-natural and agroecosystems in tropical forests and at woodland margins. the purpose is to evaluate soil biodiversity opposed to present and ancient land use practices either at plot and panorama scales and, extra, to spot possibilities for superior sustainable land administration throughout the creation, administration or remediation of soil biota, hence decreasing the necessity for exterior inputs corresponding to fertilizers and insecticides. The booklet additionally includes wide recommendation at the dealing with of specimens and the allocation of organisms to pressure or useful crew type.

Published with TSBF-CIAT, CTA, UNEP and GEF

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