Russian Journal of Ecology, Vol. 32, No. 1, 2001, pp. 68–69. Translated from Ekologiya, No. 1, 2001, pp. 74–75. Original Russian Text Copyright © 2001 by Rysin. REVIEWS Strukturno-funktsional’naya rol’ pochvy v biosfere (The Structural and Functional Role of the Soil in the Biosphere), Moscow: Geos, 1999, 278 pp. The publication of the monograph The Structural The second section comprises chapters dealing with numerous ecological functions of the soils in terrestrial and Functional Role of the Soil in the Biosphere was a notable scientiﬁc event in the history of the Russian ecosystems. The soil is a truly multifunctional natural Academy of Sciences. The book was prepared at the system. This is conclusively demonstrated using a structural model of biopedocenosis and a scheme of Institute of Soil Science, Russian Academy of Sciences biogeocenotic functions of the soil. An especially (editor Academician G.V. Dobrovol’skii). The authors important place in the book belongs to the chapters of the book are prominent scientists who study the soil devoted to the physical bases of soil functions, the eco- and the soil kingdom: V.D. Vasil’evskaya, A.D. Voro- logical functions of soils accounted for by their speciﬁc nin, E.A. Dmitriev, F.R. Zaidel’man, D.G. Zvyagintsev, chemical composition
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Published: Oct 9, 2004
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