SSS
Soil System Sciences

Soil System Sciences

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]

4th European Conference on Permafrost (EUCOP)

Marc Oliva The big European conference on frozen soils is approaching fast. The EUCOP conference will take place in Évora (Portugal) from 18 to 21st June 2014. At the conference website (http://www.eucop4.org) you can find all the information about sessions and key-note speakers, the online abstract submission form, details on the programme, registration fees, stipends for young reseachers and inf ...[Read More]

Cracked soils

Vertisols are dark clayey soils that show cracks at least during some part of the year. Normally, Vertisols are found in depressions or plain areas under subhumid or semiarid climate, with a wet and a dry season. Although climax vegetation is savanna, grassland or woodland, Vertisols are very fertile, so that agricultural use is very common. However, the process of swelling/shrinking makes Vertiso ...[Read More]