Vol 9 No 3 (2019)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3232/SJSS.2019.V9.N3.00

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Letter from the Editor-In-Chief

It is a pleasure to present the third issue of volume nine of the Spanish Journal of Soil Science. Three of the articles of this issue deal with different practices for improving soil quality (fertilization with pig slurry, application of polyacrylamide to control erosion, application of organic residues and biochar), and are accompanied by a characterization of pedodiversity in arid zones and an example of soil education using an afforested ecosystem. As always, on behalf of the Editorial Team, we thank the authors for sending the manuscripts, the referees (who are listed in this issue) for the quality of their reviews, and finally the team Universia for its professionalism in managing and editing the platform. All this is essential to ensure the quality of the journal on a continous basis.


Rosa M. Poch

Table of Contents

Genesis, morphology and micromorphology of soils

Biogeodiversity and pedodiversity islands in arid lands of Europe (Almería Province, Spain)
Juan José Ibáñez, Rufino Pérez-Gómez, Cecilio Oyonarte, Alfred Zinck

Physical properties and soil water

Diagnosis of soil hydrophobicity linked to pig slurry use in a calcareous soil
Diana Elisa Jiménez-de-Santiago, María Rosa Yagüe, Montserrat Antúnez, Àngela Dolors Bosch-Serra

Soil Science Education

Oinez Basoa: Using school-managed afforested land for soil education in Navarre, Spain
Iñigo Virto, Bosco Imbert, Javier Peralta, Isabel de Soto, Iñaki González-Tejedor, Rodrigo Antón, Irene López-Goñi, Maite Martínez, Isabel Arias, Alberto Enrique

Soil management and land degradation, soil contamination, soil technology, protection and remediation

Combined biochar and organic waste have little effect on chemical soil properties and plant growth
Manuel Ângelo Rodrigues, Tais Garmus, Margarida Arrobas, Alexandre Gonçalves, Ermelinda Silva, Luís Rocha, Luís Pinto, Cátia Brito, Sandra Martins, Thiago Vargas, Carlos Manuel Correia
Using polyacrylamide to control soil splash erosion in rainfalls with variable intensity and duration
Somayeh Soltani-Gerdefaramarzi, Nafiseh Ghezelseflue, Mehdi Boroughani

With the patronage of
Avda. de Cantabria, s/n - 28660, Boadilla del Monte
Madrid, España