Type: Chapter

Assessing soil health by measuring fauna

Author Felicity Crotty

Royal Agricultural University

Publication date:

14 June 2021

ID: 9781801461870

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This chapter provides examples of the impact of soil fauna on soil health within different ecosystems and how the soil habitat changes in relation to this biodiversity. It focuses specifically on mesofauna in agriculture, grasslands, woodlands and as bioindicators, before concluding with an overview of how the development of mesofauna as bioindicators is important in establishing a healthy soil.

Table of contents

1 Introduction 2 The impact of mesofauna on the soil habitat 3 Mesofauna in agriculture 4 Mesofauna in grasslands 5 Mesofauna in woodlands 6 Mesofauna as bioindicators 7 Conclusion 8 Where to look for further information 9 References