A F Plante And W J Parton

Introduction 433 Reaction Kinetics 434

Zero-Order Reactions 434 First-Order Reactions 435

Enzymatic Kinetics 436 Microbial Growth 437 Modeling the Dynamics of Decomposition and Nutrient Transformations 439 Simple Models 441 Multicompartmental Models 443 Alternative SOM Models 453 Models of Non-C Nutrient Elements 454 Ecosystem Models: Interactions of Nutrient Cycling and SOM Dynamics 457 Establishing Pool Sizes and Kinetic Constants 459 Model Selection and Evaluation 461 References and Suggested Reading 464

PART v

Soil Organisms: Man and Nature

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