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Soil System Sciences

Forest residue mulching reduces post-fire soil erosion

Sergio A. Prats University of Aveiro, Portugal Still under the effect of the last wave of wildfires of summer 2013, Porto Canal interviewed the last Ph.D. student of the CESAM Research Centre at the University of Aveiro, who deals with soil erosion mitigation after wildfires. Porto Canal wanted to disseminate the last advances in recognizing the main effects of wildfires, the selection of soil ero ...[Read More]

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Soil System Sciences

Working for the recovery of burned soils

The ERE Division loves to hear from its Young/Early Career Scientists. What is it that you do that relates to ERE? What lies beyond an ERE-oriented study or PhD? Tell us what you like about working on Energy, Resources and Environment-related research. We’d love to hear it! :) Today we have Farhana Huq, who gives us some insight into how her PhD project lead to a job on the boundary between ...[Read More]

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Soil System Sciences

Soils at Imaggeo: when a soil is born

Artemi Cerdà, University of Valencia, Valencia – Spain Soil development is based on the weathering of rocks and the deposition and decomposition of litter and roots, which are the main source or soil organic matter. Mosses are one of the key actors on those processes, as they are present at the initial stages of pedogenesis. This post was also published simultaneously in G-Soil.

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Soil System Sciences

Ladies and gentlemen: the Rolling Stones

Racetrack Playa is a plain without vegetation of a dry located above the northwestern side of Death Valley, in Death Valley National Park, Inyo County, CA, USA (click here to see in Google Maps). Although “playa” is the Spanish word for beach, it is also used in English to refer to a dry lake. Racetrack Playa occupies an area of 4.5 km (north-south) by 2 km (east-west) which is 1,130 m ...[Read More]

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Soil System Sciences

What is soil structure?

Words on Wednesday aims at promoting interesting/fun/exciting publications on topics related to Energy, Resources and the Environment. If you would like to be featured on WoW, please send us a link of the paper, or your own post, at ERE.Matters@gmail.com. *** Asadieh, B. and Krakauer, N. Y.: Global trends in extreme precipitation: climate models versus observations, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 8 ...[Read More]

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Soil System Sciences

Open call for scientific sessions (EGU 2014) and more from the Soil System Sciences Division

From April 27th to May 2nd 2014 the EGU 2014 will be held in Vienna. See here more information http://www.egu2014.eu The Scientific sessions that will be held in Vienna are being uploaded now, and they will be reviewed and approved in the next council meeting of the EGU (Munich, October 10-12th 2013). The Soil System Sciences Division wish to organize a program that will be diverse, scientifically ...[Read More]

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Soil System Sciences

Soils at Imaggeo: Sand dunes at the east shore of Lake Michigan, USA

Simon Schneider, R&D Programme GEOTECHNOLOGIEN , Potsdam – Germany The coastal sand dunes along the eastern shore of Lake Michigan make up the largest collection of freshwater coastal dunes in the world. They provide valuable information that will help to manage and protect them and yields important insights into both the development of coastal dunes in general and climate change in Mich ...[Read More]

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Soil System Sciences

Upcoming EGU elections

It’s I’m a Geoscientist week! Or more exactly: weeks. From March 9 until March 20, the EGU supports I’m a Geoscientist to help students engage with scientists about real science. The Energy, Resources and Environment Division of the European Geosciences Union encompasses a broad range of different ERE-related topics, from surface to subsurface, spanning all aspects of geosciences ...[Read More]

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Soil System Sciences

Soils at Imaggeo: Pores in ‘heart-shaped’ pyrite aggregate in clay

Susanne Hemes (RWTH Aachen University, Germany) The image was taken using a ‘Zeiss – Supra55’ Scanning Electron Microscope at 15,000x magnification and 10kV electron acceleration voltage, as part of my PhD work on the porosity in fine- and coarse-grained Boom Clay samples. The picture shows pores in framboidal pyrite aggregates, embedded in a fine-grained clay matrix. Boom Clay i ...[Read More]

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Soil System Sciences

A view on peatlands

During the last FESP4 (4th Int Meeting on Fire Effects on Soil Properties, Vilnius, Lithuania), participants in the meeting visited the Dzūkija National Park. This park was established in 1991 in the region of Varena (southern Lithuania). The park extends over approximately 550 km2 along the Nemunas River, near the border between Lithuania and Belarus. The purpose for which it was founded was to p ...[Read More]