Vol 1 No 1 (2011)

Cover Page
Letter from the Editor-In-Chief

 As Editor-In-Chief of the SJSS, I welcome you to this full, open access, electronic journal of soil science. This journal has been created to provide a reference point in the scientific literature for this specific area of knowledge.


Within its scope, the journal will therefore endea- vour to publish original, relevant, and high-quality research.

This will be possible thanks to the collaboration of the publisher Universia and the scientific knowledge provided by its predecessors: the journals Anales de Edafología y Agrobiología, Suelo y Planta, and Edafología, which have allowed the dissemination of advances in soil science in Spanish.

We offer a new platform for showcasing the latest advances in soil science, within a framework ap- propriate for digital distribution technologies, which provides wide accessibility for both authors and readers. The contributions are to be mainly presen- ted in English, in order to achieve optimal disse- mination, although there will also be contributions in Spanish and Portuguese. Finally, I would like to stress that, from the very beginning, the Spanish Journal of Soil Science (SJSS) plans to meet the quality requirements of international scientific publi- cations. Its content will therefore be evaluated with a view to indexing the publication and incorporating it into the main catalogues and databases within the shortest possible time.

We look forward to receiving your submissions. Best wishes,

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Dr. Rosa M. Poch


Table of Contents

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

1
Seasonal Changes in the Carbohydrate Pool of an Atlantic Forest Soil under Different Vegetation Types .
Ángela Martín, Tarsy Carballas, Montserrat Díaz-Raviña
2
Long-term effect of no-tillage on soil organic matter fractions in rainfed Aragon (NE Spain) .
Nuria Blanco-Moure, Ana Bielsa, Ricardo Gracia, María Victoria López

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

1
Applying Freundlich, Langmuir and Temkin models in Cu and Pb soil sorption experiments
F.A. Vega, M. L. Andrade, E. F. Covelo
2
Spatial variability of soil fertility in a block design .
María de las Mercedes Ron, María Ester Mandolesi, Luciano Orden, Roberto Jürgen Kiessling

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

1
Measurement of soil aggregate stability using low intensity ultrasonic vibration
Axel Mentler, Herwig Mayer, Winfried E. H. Blum, Jasmin Schomakers, Nina Degischer
2
DPSIR analysis of land and soil degradation in response to changes in land use .
Jaume Porta, Rosa María Poch

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

1
Artificial chinampas soils of Mexico City: their properties and salinization hazards .
Pavel Krasilnikov, Norma Eugenia García Calderón, Rosalía Ramos Bello, Héctor Manuel Ortega Escobar
2
Characterization of the potential mercury contamination in the Apolobamba gold mining area, Bolivia .
José A. Acosta, Ángel Faz Cano, María Ángeles Muñoz, Ricardo Vera, Silvia Martínez-Martínez, Rocío MIllán, Tania Terán


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