Vol 3 No 2 (2013)

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Letter from Editor in Chief

 The 14th International Working Meeting on Soil Micromorphology -the quadrennial meeting of Commission 1.1 of the International Union of Soil Science- was held in Lleida in July 2012. At the meeting it was decided that the Spanish Journal of Soil Science would publish a selection of communications derived from sessions 1 to 4 of the 14th IWM, with Irina Kovda (Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences) and Curtis Monger (U. New Mexico) as guest editors. One year later, after a careful selection process and manuscript review, it is my pleasure to introduce the special issues 3-2 and 3-3 of the SJSS dedicated to the soil micromorphologists Ulrich Babel (1931-2011) and Nicolas Fedoroff (1934-2013).

On behalf of the editorial board, I would like to express my gratitude to the guest editors for the rigor and quality of their work, the authors for their participation, the referees for their careful review process, and the professionalism of the Universia team. Thanks to them, the scientific community will have - in open access - high-quality publications on current advances on soil micromorphology and its applications. As with the proceedings of previous meetings, this will undoubtedly also represent a reference work in this discipline.


Rosa M Poch

Table of Contents

Genesis, morphology and micromorphology of soils

Soil micromorphology and the Anthropocene—Cross-scale connections and technology trends .
Curtis Monger, Peter H. Cooke
Micromorphological analysis on the influence of the soil mineral composition on short-term aggregation in semi-arid Mediterranean soils .
Inigo Virto, Pierre Barré, Alberto Enrique, Rosa María Poch, Oihane Fernández-Ugalde, Maria José Imaz, Paloma Bescansa
Soil micromorphogenesis and Early Holocene paleoclimate at the desert margin of Southern Arabia .
Peter Kühn, Dana Pietsch
Paleoclimatic implications of micromorphic features of a polygenetic soil in the Monegros Desert (NE-Spain) .
David Badía, Clara Martí, Rosa María Poch, María Teresa García-González
Micromorphological characteristics reflecting soil-forming processes during Albeluvisol development in S Norway .
Daniela Sauer, Ragnhild Sperstad, Isabelle Schülli-Maurer, Rolf Sørensen
Benchmark soils on alluvial, fluvial and fluvio-glacial formations of the upper-Segre valley .
Rosa María Poch Claret, Jaume Boixadera, Iolanda Simó
A micromorphological evaluation of pedogenesis on Isla Santa Cruz (Galápagos) .
Georges Stoops

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