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Soil Biology: Effects on Soil Quality

J. L. Hatfield
November 29, 2017

Soil Biology is a state-of-the art review focusing on the linkage between biological processes that occur in the soil and their impact on soil quality. Topics considered include the microbial ecology of conservation management systems, dynamic processes of vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizae,...

GlobalSoilMap - Digital Soil Mapping from Country to Globe: Proceedings of the Global Soil Map 2017 Conference, July 4-6, 2017, Moscow, Russia

Dominique Arrouays, Igor Savin, Johan Leenaars, Alex B. McBratney
November 28, 2017

GlobalSoilMap: Digital Soil Mapping from Country to Globe contains contributions that were presented at the 2nd GlobalSoilMap conference, held 4-6 July 2017 in Moscow, Russian Federation. These contributions demonstrate new developments in the GlobalSoilMap project and digital soil mapping...

Loess and Loess Geohazards in China

Yanrong Li, Jingui Zhao, Bin Li
November 27, 2017

Loess is a product of aeolian deposition during the Quaternary glaciation cycles and covers approximately 6% of the Earth’s land. The Loess Plateau of China, which is home to a population of nearly three hundred million, has the thickest and most complete loess strata, where loess geohazards occur...

Transport & Fate of Chemicals in Soils: Principles & Applications

H. Magdi Selim
November 22, 2017

During the last four decades, tremendous advances have been made towards the understanding of transport characteristics of contaminants in soils, solutes, and tracers in geological media. Transport & Fate of Chemicals in Soils: Principles & Applications offers a comprehensive treatment of...

Drought, Risk Management, and Policy: Decision-Making Under Uncertainty

Linda Courtenay Botterill, Geoff Cockfield
November 22, 2017

Australia and the United States face very similar challenges in dealing with drought. Both countries cover a range of biophysical conditions, both are federations that provide considerable responsibility to state governments for water and land management, and both face the challenges in balancing...

Mineral Nutrition of Rice

N.K. Fageria
November 15, 2017

The third most important cereal crop after wheat and corn, rice is a staple food for more than half of the world’s population. This includes regions of high population density and rapid growth, indicating that rice will continue to be a major food crop in the next century. Mineral Nutrition of Rice...

Lactic acid fermentation of human excreta for agricultural application

Nadejda Andreev
November 14, 2017

Human excreta is a valuable fertilizer for improving soil quality and crop productivity, with a potential to replace or complement the mineral fertilizers. The main challenges related to human excreta regarding agricultural applications are microbial contamination risks, loss of nutrients, and odor...

Revival: Fractals in Soil Science (1998): Advances in Soil Science

Philippe Baveye, Jean-Yves Parlange, B.A. Stewart
October 27, 2017

The application of fractals and fractal geometry in soil science has become increasingly important over the last few years. This self-contained and timely book was designed to provide detailed and comprehensive information on the current status of the application of fractal geometry in soil science...

Historical Agriculture and Soil Erosion in the Upper Mississippi Valley Hill Country

Stanley W. Trimble
October 23, 2017

"This thought-provoking book demonstrates how processes of landscape transformation, usually illustrated only in simplified or idealized form, play out over time in real, complex landscapes. Trimble illustrates how a simple landscape disturbance, generated in this case by agriculture, can spread an...

Urban Soils

Rattan Lal, B. A. Stewart
October 13, 2017

Globally, 30% of the world population lived in urban areas in 1950, 54% in 2016 and 66% projected by 2050. The most urbanized regions include North America, Latin America, and Europe.  Urban encroachment depletes soil carbon and the aboveground biomass carbon pools, enhancing the flux of carbon...

Remote Sensing of Energy Fluxes and Soil Moisture Content

George P. Petropoulos
October 12, 2017

Integrating decades of research conducted by leading scientists in the field, Remote Sensing of Energy Fluxes and Soil Moisture Content provides an overview of state-of-the-art methods and modeling techniques employed for deriving spatio-temporal estimates of energy fluxes and soil surface moisture...

Migration Processes in the Soil and Groundwater Zone (1991)

Ludwig Luckner
September 28, 2017

This comprehensive work integrates knowledge from physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, geology, engineering, and several other fields. Its purpose is to provide solution methods, techniques of parameter estimation, and tools for solving the complex problems of mathematical modeling. The main...