Vol 7 No 3 (2017)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3232/SJSS.2017.V7.N3.00

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Letter from the Editor-In-Chief

I am pleased to welcome you to the last issue of the seventh volume of the Spanish Journal of Soil Science. It is a regular issue that contains five articles related with soil quality and degradation in semiarid pedoclimatic environments from different regions as Iran, Argentina, Tenerife or Algeria.

At present, the editorial team is working on special issues derived from international congresses with prestigious guest editors. On the other hand, the editorial platform has been updated, and from the different journal committees we are working hard to improve the visibility and quality indices of our journal.

On behalf of the editorial team, we thank the referees for the rigor and quality of their reviews received throughout this year (their names are listed in this issue), the authors for sending the manuscripts, and the Universia team for its professionalism and the care in the managemement of the platform.


Rosa M. Poch

Table of Contents

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

Spatial distribution of total phosphorus and organic carbon in the salt-affected soils in the Meyghan Playa, Iran
Mahboobeh Safari Sinegani, Ali Akbar Safari Sinegani, Mehrdad Hadipour

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

Land degradation and sand dynamics in a steppe region (Nâama, south-western Algeria)
Grandi Mohamed, A. Hirche, Emilia Fernández-Ondoño, Francisco Martín-Peinado, M. Salamani, F. Belala
Application of artificial neural networks to estimate soil organic carbon in a high-organic-matter Mollisol
Rocío Moreno, Andrea Inés Irigoyen, María Gloria Monterubbianesi, Guillermo Alberto Studdert

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

Estimation of fertility in volcanic soils (Tenerife, Spain) on winter wheat using remote sensing and GIS
María Mercedes Hernández González, Desiderio Alberto Francisco-Bethencourt

Short Communications

Soil quality index applied to Cucurbit production (Chaco, Argentina)
Julieta Mariana Rojas, Silvia Yanina Goytía, María Florencia Roldán, Natalia Andrea Mórtola, Romina Ingrid Romaniuk, Noelia Lorena Casco

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