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Monday paper: The challenge and future of rocky desertification control in karst areas in southwest China

Monday paper: The challenge and future of rocky desertification control in karst areas in southwest China

Zhang, J. Y., Dai, M. H., Wang, L. C., Zeng, C. F., and Su, W. C. 2016. The challenge and future of rocky desertification control in karst areas in southwest China. Solid Earth, 7:83-91, DOI:10.5194/se-7-83-2016, 2016.   Karst ecosystems in China are one of the main objectives of desertification control, since its conservation is important for economic and social development, especially of th ...[Read More]

Why your scientific paper was accepted?

Why your scientific paper was accepted?

As one of the executive editors of Solid Earth, one of my main duties is to keep up the journal’s reputation and a high quality of published articles. For a manuscript to be considered as a candidate for publication, it is necessary to fall within the scope of the journal. But, in my opinion, it also needs to show “new science”: innovation in the methods or approaches, sound resu ...[Read More]

New and traditional soil amendments – not so new after all?

New and traditional soil amendments – not so new after all?

Caroline Spann University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna As of increasing demands for 4F (food, feed, fiber and fuel production) from agricultural sites there are many researches being done on soil amendments to increase yields, to remediate degraded or even contaminated soils to make them more profitable again. Tuesday morning a session was dedicated to “new and traditional soil a ...[Read More]

Go ask a statistician!

Go ask a statistician!

Caroline Spann University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna During the EGU2016 Assembly, the chair of the statistics advisory panel of European Journal of Soil Science offered a short course on common statistical problems in soil science papers called “Secrets from the statistics panel: common statistical problems in soil science papers”. Motivation to start such a short course was to ...[Read More]