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Competitive Sorption and Transport of Heavy Metals in Soils and Geological Media

H. Magdi Selim
March 29, 2017

Most reported incidents of soil contamination include an array of heavy metals species rather than a single ion. The various interactions in these multicomponent or multiple-ion systems significantly impact the fate and transport of heavy metals, and competition for sorption sites on soil matrix...

Dynamics and Bioavailability of Heavy Metals in the Rootzone

H. Magdi Selim
March 29, 2017

Concerns regarding heavy metal contamination in terrestrial ecosystems have prompted increasing efforts on limiting their bioavailability in the root zone. The complexity of the hydrologic system gives rise to the need for understanding the fate and transport of trace elements in the...

Stinkbugs: Biorational Control Based on Communication Processes

Andrej Cokl, Miguel Borges
March 28, 2017

This book presents an overview of the Pentatomidae species, covering their biology, phylogeny and reproductive behavior, main plants used in their diet and their nutritional exigencies, predatory stinkbugs, interactions between herbivores-plants and natural enemies, use of pheromone for monitoring...

Engineering Practices for Agricultural Production and Water Conservation: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Megh R. Goyal, R. K. Sivanappan
March 14, 2017

This informative new book takes an interdisciplinary look at agricultural and food production and how new engineering practices can be used to enhance production. With contributions from international experts from India, Russia, China, Serbia, and USA, this book presents a selection of chapters on...

Soil Salinity Management in Agriculture: Technological Advances and Applications

S. K. Gupta, Megh R. Goyal
March 13, 2017

This important volume, Soil Salinity Management in Agriculture, addresses the crucial issue of soil salinity of potential farmland and provides a comprehensive picture of the saline environment and plant interactions, along with management and reclamation methods and policies. With contributions...

Biochar: A Guide to Analytical Methods

Balwant Singh, Marta Camps Arbestain, Johannes Lehmann
March 03, 2017

Interest in biochar among soil and environment researchers has increased dramatically over the past decade. Biochar initially attracted attention for its potential to improve soil fertility and to uncouple the carbon cycle, by storing carbon from the atmosphere in a form that can remain stable for...

Improving Seed Conditioning

Bill Gregg
February 23, 2017

Seed conditioning is the final process that establishes the quality of a seed lot and determines its value. It is a complex process involving a significant series of machines, each of which must be used in the proper sequence of the entire process, and each machine must be carefully and properly...

Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Infrastructures: Challenges and Opportunities

Abad Chabbi, Henry W. Loescher
February 22, 2017

Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Infrastructures: Challenges and Opportunities reveals how environmental research infrastructures (RIs) provide new valuable insights on ecological processes that cannot be realized by more traditional short-term funding cycles and are integral to understand our...

Phosphorus Management in Crop Production

Nand Kumar Fageria, Zhenli He, Virupax C. Baligar
February 10, 2017

The world population is projected to reach nine billion by 2050, and in the coming years, global food demand is expected to increase by 50% or more. Higher crop productivity gains in the future will have to be achieved in developing countries through better natural resources management and crop...

Animal Movement: Statistical Models for Telemetry Data

Mevin B. Hooten, Devin S. Johnson, Brett T. McClintock, Juan M. Morales
January 17, 2017

The study of animal movement has always been a key element in ecological science, because it is inherently linked to critical processes that scale from individuals to populations and communities to ecosystems. Rapid improvements in biotelemetry data collection and processing technology have given...

Cerambycidae of the World: Biology and Pest Management

Qiao Wang
January 17, 2017

There are more than 36,000 described species in the family Cerambycidae in the world. With the significant increase of international trade in the recent decades, many cerambycid species have become major plant pests outside their natural distribution range, causing serious environmental problems at...

Comparative Bone Identification: Human Subadult to Nonhuman on DVD

Diane L. France
January 03, 2017

Continuing in the format of the successful Human and Nonhuman Bone Identification: A Color Atlas, this DVD version of Comparative Bone Identification presents 3000 all-new images of human bones from many stages of maturation. It focuses on comparative osteology from the fetal stage to adolescence,...