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TOP-30 papers in the TOP-10 journals of the SOIL SCIENCES category (IV): BIOLOGY AND FERTILITY OF SOILS

Biology and Fertility of SoilsInterested 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: BIOLOGY AND FERTILITY OF SOILS.

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Agnolucci, M., Battini, F., Cristani, C., Giovannetti, M. Diverse bacterial communities are recruited on spores of different arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal isolates. 2015. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 51 (3), pp. 379-389. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00374-014-0989-5.

Ai, C., Liang, G., Sun, J., He, P., Tang, S., Yang, S., Zhou, W., Wang, X. The alleviation of acid soil stress in rice by inorganic or organic ameliorants is associated with changes in soil enzyme activity and microbial community composition. 2015. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 51 (4), pp. 465-477. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00374-015-0994-3.

An, T., Schaeffer, S., Zhuang, J., Radosevich, M., Li, S., Li, H., Pei, J., Wang, J. Dynamics and distribution of <sup>13</sup>C-labeled straw carbon by microorganisms as affected by soil fertility levels in the Black Soil region of Northeast China. 2015. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 51 (5), pp. 605-613. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00374-015-1006-3.

Azarbad, H., Niklińska, M., Nikiel, K., van Straalen, N.M., Röling, W.F.M. Functional and compositional responses in soil microbial communities along two metal pollution gradients: does the level of historical pollution affect resistance against secondary stress?. 2015. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 51 (7), pp. 879-890. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00374-015-1033-0.

Bindraban, P.S., Dimkpa, C., Nagarajan, L., Roy, A., Rabbinge, R. Revisiting fertilisers and fertilisation strategies for improved nutrient uptake by plants. 2015. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 51 (8), pp. 897-911. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00374-015-1039-7.

Chen, Y., Sun, J., Xie, F., Wang, X., Cheng, G., Lu, X. Litter chemical structure is more important than species richness in affecting soil carbon and nitrogen dynamics including gas emissions from an alpine soil. 2015. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 51 (7), pp. 791-800. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00374-015-1025-0.

Ciccolini, V., Bonari, E., Pellegrino, E. Land-use intensity and soil properties shape the composition of fungal communities in Mediterranean peaty soils drained for agricultural purposes. 2015. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 51 (6), pp. 719-731. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00374-015-1013-4.

Grümberg, B.C., Urcelay, C., Shroeder, M.A., Vargas-Gil, S., Luna, C.M. The role of inoculum identity in drought stress mitigation by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in soybean. 2015. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 51 (1), 10 p. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00374-014-0942-7.

Higo, M., Isobe, K., Kondo, T., Yamaguchi, M., Takeyama, S., Drijber, R.A., Torigoe, Y. Temporal variation of the molecular diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal communities in three different winter cover crop rotational systems. 2015. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 51 (1), pp. 21-32. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00374-014-0945-4.

Ho, A., El-Hawwary, A., Kim, S.Y., Meima-Franke, M., Bodelier, P. Manure-associated stimulation of soil-borne methanogenic activity in agricultural soils. 2015. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 51 (4), pp. 511-516. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00374-015-0995-2.

Huang, P., Zhang, J., Zhu, A., Xin, X., Zhang, C., Ma, D., Yang, S., Mirza, Z., Wu, S. Coupled water and nitrogen (N) management as a key strategy for the mitigation of gaseous N losses in the Huang-Huai-Hai Plain. 2015. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 51 (3), pp. 333-342. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00374-014-0981-0.

Krashevska, V., Klarner, B., Widyastuti, R., Maraun, M., Scheu, S. Impact of tropical lowland rainforest conversion into rubber and oil palm plantations on soil microbial communities. 2015. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 51 (6), pp. 697-705. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00374-015-1021-4.

Lan, T., Han, Y., Cai, Z. Denitrification and its product composition in typical Chinese paddy soils. 2015. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 51 (1), pp. 89-98. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00374-014-0953-4.

Luo, J., Ledgard, S., Wise, B., Welten, B., Lindsey, S., Judge, A., Sprosen, M. Effect of dicyandiamide (DCD) delivery method, application rate, and season on pasture urine patch nitrous oxide emissions. 2015. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 51 (4), pp. 453-464. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00374-015-0993-4.

Ma, L., Shan, J., Yan, X. Nitrite behavior accounts for the nitrous oxide peaks following fertilization in a fluvo-aquic soil. 2015. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 51 (5), pp. 563-572. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00374-015-1001-8.

Menichetti, L., Reyes Ortigoza, A.L., García, N., Giagnoni, L., Nannipieri, P., Renella, G. Thermal sensitivity of enzyme activity in tropical soils assessed by the Q<inf>10</inf> and equilibrium model. 2015. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 51 (3), pp. 299-310. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00374-014-0976-x.

Noyce, G.L., Basiliko, N., Fulthorpe, R., Sackett, T.E., Thomas, S.C. Soil microbial responses over 2 years following biochar addition to a north temperate forest. 2015. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 51 (6), pp. 649-659. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00374-015-1010-7.

Pathan, S.I., Ceccherini, M.T., Hansen, M.A., Giagnoni, L., Ascher, J., Arenella, M., Sørensen, S.J., Pietramellara, G., Nannipieri, P., Renella, G. Maize lines with different nitrogen use efficiency select bacterial communities with different β-glucosidase-encoding genes and glucosidase activity in the rhizosphere. 2015. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 51 (8), pp. 995-1004. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00374-015-1045-9.

Pereira, E.I.P., Suddick, E.C., Mansour, I., Mukome, F.N.D., Parikh, S.J., Scow, K., Six, J. Biochar alters nitrogen transformations but has minimal effects on nitrous oxide emissions in an organically managed lettuce mesocosm. 2015. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 51 (5), pp. 573-582. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00374-015-1004-5.

Pii, Y., Mimmo, T., Tomasi, N., Terzano, R., Cesco, S., Crecchio, C. Microbial interactions in the rhizosphere: beneficial influences of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria on nutrient acquisition process. A review. 2015. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 51 (4), pp. 403-415. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00374-015-0996-1.

Rodríguez-Blanco, A., Sicardi, M., Frioni, L. Plant genotype and nitrogen fertilization effects on abundance and diversity of diazotrophic bacteria associated with maize (Zea mays L.). 2015. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 51 (3), pp. 391-402. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00374-014-0986-8.

Shen, Z., Ruan, Y., Chao, X., Zhang, J., Li, R., Shen, Q. Rhizosphere microbial community manipulated by 2 years of consecutive biofertilizer application associated with banana Fusarium wilt disease suppression. 2015. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 51 (5), pp. 553-562. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00374-015-1002-7.

Shi, A., Marschner, P. The number of moist days determines respiration in drying and rewetting cycles. 2015. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 51 (1), pp. 33-41. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00374-014-0947-2.

Terzano, R., Cuccovillo, G., Gattullo, C.E., Medici, L., Tomasi, N., Pinton, R., Mimmo, T., Cesco, S. Combined effect of organic acids and flavonoids on the mobilization of major and trace elements from soil. 2015. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 51 (6), pp. 685-695. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00374-015-1009-0.

Uksa, M., Schloter, M., Kautz, T., Athmann, M., Köpke, U., Fischer, D. Spatial variability of hydrolytic and oxidative potential enzyme activities in different subsoil compartments. 2015. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 51 (4), pp. 517-521. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00374-015-0992-5.

Valentinuzzi, F., Cesco, S., Tomasi, N., Mimmo, T. Influence of different trap solutions on the determination of root exudates in Lupinus albus L. 2015. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 51 (6), pp. 757-765. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00374-015-1015-2.

Vogel, C., Heister, K., Buegger, F., Tanuwidjaja, I., Haug, S., Schloter, M., Kögel-Knabner, I. Clay mineral composition modifies decomposition and sequestration of organic carbon and nitrogen in fine soil fractions. 2015. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 51 (4), pp. 427-442. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00374-014-0987-7.

Wang, Y., Cheng, S., Fang, H., Yu, G., Xu, X., Xu, M., Wang, L., Li, X., Si, G., Geng, J., He, S. Contrasting effects of ammonium and nitrate inputs on soil CO&lt;inf&gt;2&lt;/inf&gt; emission in a subtropical coniferous plantation of southern China. 2015. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 51 (7), pp. 815-825. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00374-015-1028-x.

Wang, Y., Hu, N., Xu, M., Li, Z., Lou, Y., Chen, Y., Wu, C., Wang, Z.-L. 23-year manure and fertilizer application increases soil organic carbon sequestration of a rice–barley cropping system. 2015. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 51 (5), pp. 583-591. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00374-015-1007-2.

Zhai, L., Cai, Z., Liu, J., Wang, H., Ren, T., Gai, X., Xi, B., Liu, H. Short-term effects of maize residue biochar on phosphorus availability in two soils with different phosphorus sorption capacities. 2015. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 51 (1), pp. 113-122. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00374-014-0954-3.

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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.