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Soil System Sciences

Soil System Sciences

Soils at Imaggeo: soil erosion in olive groves

Artemi Cerdà, Spain Olive-cropped soils in Spain cover more than 2.4 million ha, 75% in southern Spain. Historically, high soil erosion rates have been determined in olive groves due to soil management, mostly. Due to Mediterranean climate conditions and low water inputs, traditional management is based on reduced tree density, canopy size control by pruning, and intensive weed control. Weed contr ...[Read More]

New SOIL journal

New EGU journal SOIL to be launched at the 2014 General Assembly SOIL is the newest interactive and open access journal of the EGU, which is dedicated to the publication and discussion of high-quality research in the field of soil system sciences. It will open for submissions in May 2014, following the journal’s official launch at the EGU 2014 General Assembly. SOIL is at the interface between the ...[Read More]

Monday paper: Seasonal changes in the soil hydrological and erosive response depending on aspect, vegetation type and soil water repellency in different Mediterranean microenvironments

Gabarrón-Galeote, M.A., Martínez-Murillo, J.F., Quesada, M.A., Ruiz-Sinoga, J.D. 2013. Seasonal changes in the soil hydrological and erosive response depending on aspect, vegetation type and soil water repellency in different Mediterranean microenvironments. Solid Earth, 4, 497-509. DOI: 10.5194/se-4-497-2013. Abstract Mediterranean areas are characterized by a strong spatial variability that make ...[Read More]

Monday paper: Mean age of carbon in fine roots from temperate forests and grasslands with different management

E. Solly, I. Schöning, S. Boch, J. Müller, S.A. Socher, S.E. Trumbore, M.  Schrumpf. 2013. Mean age of carbon in fine roots from temperate forests and grasslands with different management. Biogeosciences, 10, 4833-4843, doi:10.5194/bg-10-4833-2013 Abstract Fine roots are the most dynamic portion of a plant’s root system and a major source of soil organic matter. By altering plant species div ...[Read More]