Incidental phosphorus fertilization in the form of manures, plant and animal biomass, and other
natural materials, such as bones, probably has been practiced since agriculture began. Although
specific nutritional benefits were unknown
Taking into consideration the outstanding importance of studying and applying the biological means to remove or mitigate the harmful effects of global pollution on the natural environment, as direct consequences of quantitative expansion and qualitative diversification of persistent and hazardous contaminants, the present book provides useful information regarding New Approaches and Prospective Applications in Environmental Biotechnology.
Because of the primary character of biomass
ecosystem production and the comprehensive
coverage of carbon/biomass accounts, they play a
central role in ecosystem capital accounts. Carbon/
biomass is the primary service expected from the
ecosystem, under the constraint of sustainable
supply of water (for human use and the ecosystem
itself) as well as sustainability of all the regulating
(water regulation, assimilation of residuals, habitat
regulation, pollination) and socio-cultural services
which are produced.