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Book explores impact of warming soils

As global temperatures rise, it is not only the air and water growing warmer: soils are affected too.

A new textbook, Ecosystem Consequences of Soil Warming: Microbes, Vegetation, Fauna and Soil Biogeochemistry, explores the worldwide implications of warming soils. Edited by Jacqueline Mohan, an associate professor in the Odum School of Ecology, it features contributions from more than 70 experts from a variety of scientific perspectives.

Integrating insights from the fields of ecology, soil science, genetics and molecular, evolutionary and conservation biology, it offers the first comprehensive look at how plants, animals, microbes and their physical environment respond to warmer soils.

Ecosystem Consequences of Soil Warming is intended as a textbook for teachers and students and a reference book for scientists and should also be useful for managers and conservationists.

It is published by Academic Press, an imprint of Elsevier.