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TOP-30 papers in the TOP-10 journals of the SOIL SCIENCES category (I): LAND DEGRADATION & DEVELOPMENT

coverInterested in the most relevant soil articles of 2015? In this short series of posts I’ve compiled a list of the 30 most cited articles of the top ten journals in the category of SOIL SCIENCES. Today: LAND DEGRADATION & DEVELOPMENT.

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Barbero-Sierra, C., Marques, M.J., Ruiz-Pérez, M., Escadafal, R., Exbrayat, W. How is Desertification Research Addressed in Spain? Land Versus Soil Approaches. 2015. Land Degradation and Development, 26 (5), pp. 423-432. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ldr.2344.

Behera, S.K., Shukla, A.K. Spatial Distribution of Surface Soil Acidity, Electrical Conductivity, Soil Organic Carbon Content and Exchangeable Potassium, Calcium and Magnesium in Some Cropped Acid Soils of India. 2015. Land Degradation and Development, 26 (1), pp. 71-79. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ldr.2306.

Bisantino, T., Bingner, R., Chouaib, W., Gentile, F., Trisorio Liuzzi, G. Estimation of runoff, peak discharge and sediment load at the event scale in a medium-size mediterranean watershed using the annagnps model. 2015. Land Degradation and Development, 26 (4), pp. 340-355. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ldr.2213.

Borrelli, P., Märker, M., Schütt, B. Modelling Post-Tree-Harvesting soil erosion and sediment deposition potential in the turano river basin (Italian central apennine). 2015. Land Degradation and Development, 26 (4), pp. 356-366. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ldr.2214.

Bruun, T.B., Elberling, B., de Neergaard, A., Magid, J. Organic carbon dynamics in different soil types after conversion of forest to agriculture. 2015. Land Degradation and Development, 26 (3), pp. 272-283. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ldr.2205.

Cao, L., Zhang, K., Dai, H., Liang, Y. Modeling Interrill Erosion on Unpaved Roads in the Loess Plateau of China. 2015. Land Degradation and Development, 26 (8), pp. 825-832. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ldr.2253.

Chen, X.-W., Wong, J.T.-F., Mo, W.-Y., Man, Y.-B., Ng, C.W.-W., Wong, M.-H. Ecological Performance of the Restored South East New Territories (SENT) Landfill in Hong Kong (2000-2012). 2015. Land Degradation and Development. Article in Press. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ldr.2366.

Colazo, J.C., Buschiazzo, D. The Impact of Agriculture on Soil Texture Due to Wind Erosion. 2015. Land Degradation and Development, 26 (1), pp. 62-70. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ldr.2297.

de Moraes Sá, J.C., Séguy, L., Tivet, F., Lal, R., Bouzinac, S., Borszowskei, P.R., Briedis, C., dos Santos, J.B., da Cruz Hartman, D., Bertoloni, C.G., Rosa, J., Friedrich, T. Carbon Depletion by Plowing and its Restoration by No-Till Cropping Systems in Oxisols of Subtropical and Tropical Agro-Ecoregions in Brazil. 2015. Land Degradation and Development, 26 (6), pp. 531-543. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ldr.2218.

Escadafal, R., Barbero-Sierra, C., Exbrayat, W., Marques, M.J., Akhtar-Schuster, M., El Haddadi, A., Ruiz, M. First Appraisal of the Current Structure of Research on Land and Soil Degradation as Evidenced by Bibliometric Analysis of Publications on Desertification. 2015. Land Degradation and Development, 26 (5), pp. 413-422. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ldr.2351.

Gelaw, A.M., Singh, B.R., Lal, R. Organic Carbon and Nitrogen Associated with Soil Aggregates and Particle Sizes Under Different Land Uses in Tigray, Northern Ethiopia. 2015. Land Degradation and Development, 26 (7), pp. 690-700. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ldr.2261.

Grimaldi, S., Angeluccetti, I., Coviello, V., Vezza, P. Cost-Effectiveness of Soil and Water Conservation Measures on the Catchment Sediment Budget-The Laaba Watershed Case Study, Burkina Faso. 2015. Land Degradation and Development, 26 (7), pp. 737-747. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ldr.2212.

Haigh, M., Reed, H., Flege, A., D’Aucourt, M., Plamping, K., Cullis, M., Woodruffe, P., Sawyer, S., Panhuis, W., Wilding, G., Farrugia, F., Powell, S. Effect of planting method on the growth of alnus glutinosa and quercus petraea in compacted opencast coal-mine spoils, south wales. 2015. Land Degradation and Development, 26 (3), pp. 227-236. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ldr.2201.

Laudicina, V.A., Novara, A., Barbera, V., Egli, M., Badalucco, L. Long-Term Tillage and Cropping System Effects on Chemical and Biochemical Characteristics of Soil Organic Matter in a Mediterranean Semiarid Environment. 2015. Land Degradation and Development, 26 (1), pp. 45-53. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ldr.2293.

Mahmoud, E., Abd El-Kader, N. Heavy Metal Immobilization in Contaminated Soils using Phosphogypsum and Rice Straw Compost. 2015. Land Degradation and Development, 26 (8), pp. 819-824. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ldr.2288.

Malvar, M.C., Prats, S.A., Keizer, J.J. Runoff and Inter-Rill Erosion Affected by Wildfire and Pre-Fire Ploughing in Eucalypt Plantations of North-Central Portugal. 2015. Land Degradation and Development, . Article in Press. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ldr.2365.

Mekonnen, M., Keesstra, S.D., Stroosnijder, L., Baartman, J.E.M., Maroulis, J. Soil Conservation Through Sediment Trapping: A Review. 2015. Land Degradation and Development, 26 (6), pp. 544-556. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ldr.2308.

Muñoz-Rojas, M., Jordán, A., Zavala, L.M., De la Rosa, D., Abd-Elmabod, S.K., Anaya-Romero, M. Impact of Land Use and Land Cover Changes on Organic Carbon Stocks in Mediterranean Soils (1956-2007). 2015. Land Degradation and Development, 26 (2), pp. 168-179. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ldr.2194.

Ndah, H.T., Schuler, J., Uthes, S., Zander, P., Triomphe, B., Mkomwa, S., Corbeels, M. Adoption Potential for Conservation Agriculture in Africa: A Newly Developed Assessment Approach (QAToCA) Applied in Kenya and Tanzania. 2015. Land Degradation and Development, 26 (2), pp. 133-141. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ldr.2191.

Ochoa-Cueva, P., Fries, A., Montesinos, P., Rodríguez-Díaz, J.A., Boll, J. Spatial Estimation of Soil Erosion Risk by Land-cover Change in the Andes OF Southern Ecuador. 2015. Land Degradation and Development, 26 (6), pp. 565-573. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ldr.2219.

Oo, A.N., Iwai, C.B., Saenjan, P. Soil properties and maize growth in saline and nonsaline soils using cassava-industrial waste compost and vermicompost with or without earthworms. 2015. Land Degradation and Development, 26 (3), pp. 300-310. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ldr.2208.

Pallavicini, Y., Alday, J.G., Martínez-Ruiz, C. Factors affecting herbaceous richness and biomass accumulation patterns of reclaimed coal mines. 2015. Land Degradation and Development, 26 (3), pp. 211-217. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ldr.2198.

Parras-Alcántara, L., Díaz-Jaimes, L., Lozano-García, B. Management Effects on Soil Organic Carbon Stock in Mediterranean Open Rangelands-Treeless Grasslands. 2015. Land Degradation and Development, 26 (1), pp. 22-34. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ldr.2269.

Parras-Alcántara, L., Díaz-Jaimes, L., Lozano-García, B. Organic Farming Affects C and N in Soils Under Olive Groves in Mediterranean Areas. 2015. Land Degradation and Development, 26 (8), pp. 800-806. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ldr.2231.

Pereira, P., Cerdà, A., Úbeda, X., Mataix-Solera, J., Arcenegui, V., Zavala, L.M. Modelling the Impacts of Wildfire on Ash Thickness in a Short-Term Period. 2015. Land Degradation and Development, 26 (2), pp. 180-192. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ldr.2195.

Roa-Fuentes, L.L., Martínez-Garza, C., Etchevers, J., Campo, J. Recovery of Soil C and N in a Tropical Pasture: Passive and Active Restoration. 2015. Land Degradation and Development, 26 (3), pp. 201-210. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ldr.2197.

Roy, M., Mcdonald, L.M. Metal Uptake in Plants and Health Risk Assessments in Metal-Contaminated Smelter Soils. 2015. Land Degradation and Development, 26 (8), pp. 785-792. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ldr.2237.

Tarolli, P., Sofia, G., Calligaro, S., Prosdocimi, M., Preti, F., Dalla Fontana, G. Vineyards in Terraced Landscapes: New Opportunities from Lidar Data. 2015. Land Degradation and Development, 26 (1), pp. 92-102. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ldr.2311.

Torres, L., Abraham, E.M., Rubio, C., Barbero-Sierra, C., Ruiz-Pérez, M. Desertification Research in Argentina. 2015. Land Degradation and Development, 26 (5), pp. 433-440. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ldr.2392.

Zhao, X., Wu, P., Gao, X., Persaud, N. Soil Quality Indicators in Relation to Land Use and Topography in a Small Catchment on the Loess Plateau of China. 2015. Land Degradation and Development, 26 (1), pp. 54-61. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ldr.2199.

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Antonio Jordán is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Seville and coordinator of the MED Soil Research Group. Antonio’s research focusses on rainfall-induced soil erosion processes, the effects of wildfires on soil properties and soil degradation in Mediterranean areas. He is an active members of the Soil System Sciences (SSS) Division of the European Geosciences Union (EGU), which coordinates the scientific programme on soil sciences.