Soil zoology is the study of animals living fully or partially in the soil (soilfauna). The term was apparently first used for a conference of soil zoologists presenting their research at the University of Nottingham, UK, in 1955.Soil Zoology. Proceedings of the University of Nottingham, Second Easter School in Agricultural Science, 1955. by D. Keith McE. Kevan.
Safwat H. Shakir Hanna, ed, 2004, Soil Zoology For Sustainable Development In The 21<sup>st</sup> Century: A Festschrift in Honour of Prof. Samir I. Ghabbour on the Occasion of His 70<sup>th</sup> Birthday, Cairo, ISBN 977-17-1903-3.