"One of the book's strengths is the recurring citation of experimental manipulation of entire ecosystems. Viewing this book through a soil ecologist's eyes, the plant-soil-root-mycorrhizal interactions are presented in an extensive and up-to-date fashion."
David C. Coleman, Ecology
"This book will be well attuned to foresters and forest ecologists with a solid background on the diversity of soil biota and their interactions in forest ecosystem functioning... a well and truly justified effort."
Stef Bokhorst, Quarterly Review of Biology
Forest soils form the foundation that underpins the existence of all forests. This book encapsulates forest soil ecology and functioning, focusing on the effects of human activity and climate change, and is of interest to anyone studying forestry and forest ecology in European, North American and North Asian contexts.