Vol 5 No 1 (2015)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3232/SJSS.2015.V5.N1.00

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Letter of the Editor-In-Chief


The VI Iberian Congress of Soil Science took place in June 2014 in Santiago de Compostela. Five plenary lectures and more than 160 papers covering a broad cross-section of soil science disciplines were presented. The Spanish Journal of Soil Science is pleased to publish two special issues by guest editors Drs María Teresa Barral Silva and Montserrat Diaz Raviña, with a selection of articles derived from the Congress revised through the standard review process of the SJSS. The articles presented in this first special issue deal with the effects of fire and post-fire management, pollution of soils and soil carbon stocks. You will also find two papers on the opinion on the future of soil science, a very timely topic in the framework of the International Year of Soils 2015.

Sincerely,
Rosa M. Poch


Table of Contents

Original Research Articles

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Challenges and opportunities in soil science: Learning from soils, learning from nature
Felipe Macías

Soil Biology and biochemistry, modelization of dynamical biological and biochemical processes

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Mesotrione dissipation and response of soil microbial communities in a soil amended with organic residues
Eva Pose Juan, José Mariano Igual, Noemí Curto, María Jesús Sánchez-Martín, María Sonia Rodríguez-Cruz

Soil quality, soils and environmental quality, soil use, soil use changes and sustainability

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Influence of straw mulch application on the properties of a soil affected by a forest wildfire
Alba Lombao, Montserrat Díaz Raviña, Ángela Martín, Ana Barreiro, María Teresa Fontúrbel, José Antonio Vega, Cristina Fernández, Tarsy Carballas

Organic components of soils, organic matter stabilization and biogeochemical clycle of nutrients

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Soil organic carbon in northern Spain (Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria and País Vasco)
Rosa Calvo de Anta, Elías Luis Calvo, Francisco Casás Sabarís, Juan Manuel Galiñanes Costa, Natividad Matilla Mosquera, Felipe Macías Vázquez, Marta Camps Arbestain, Noemí Vázquez García

Soil functions, concepts and general aspects

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What does the future hold for soil science?
Francisco Díaz-Fierros Viqueira

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

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Copper content and distribution in vineyard soils from Betanzos (A Coruña, Spain)
Antía Gómez-Armesto, Jéssica Carballeira-Díaz, Paula Pérez-Rodríguez, David Fernández-Calviño, Manuel Arias-Estévez, Juan Carlos Novoa Muñoz, Esperanza Álvarez-Rodríguez, María José Fernández-Sanjurjo, Avelino Núñez-Delgado
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Soil crusting and surface runoff in agricultural land in Galicia (NW Spain)
M. Mercedes Taboada-Castro, M. Luz Rodríguez-Blanco, Laura Palleiro, M. Teresa Taboada-Castro

Soil Chemistry: physico-chemical and chemical properties and soil behaviour

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Fe and Al leaching in soils under laboratory-controlled burns
Javier Cancelo-González, Diego M. Prieto, Francisco Díaz-Fierros, María Teresa Barral


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