Vol 4 No 1 (2014)

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Letter from Editor in Chief

 With this new issue of the Spanish Journal of Soil Science, our journal reaches its third year since it appeared in November 2011. In this period the SJSS has considerably increased its visibility, which doubled compared to 2012 with 1200 hits per month on average in 2013. It has been included in ten open access databases and we have taken steps to proceed with its evaluation in order to be indexed on sites like the FECYT and Citation Index. The Editorial Board takes care at all times to ensure a strict compliance of quality indexes, both in terms of the review process and of the timely appearance of each issue, among many other indicators.

This issue consists of eight contributions, which deal with very different research areas within the scope of the journal and reflect the wide range of topics encompassed by soil science research.

On behalf of the Editorial Board I wish to thank the authors for their having chosen SJSS to publish their research, to the reviewers for the comprehensive and rigorous evaluations of manuscripts, the Universia team for their professionalism and efficiency in editing, and the CSIC for their support and dissemination of the journal. We also continue to encourage the scientific community of soil science to send the products of their research to the platform of the journal for possible publication.

Table of Contents

Genesis, morphology and micromorphology of soils

Experimental micropedology—A technique for investigating soil carbonate biogenesis along a desert-grassland-forest transect, New Mexico, USA .
Farhad Khormali, Y. Feng, Curtis Monger
Evolutive and regressive soil sequences for characterization of soils in laurel forest (Tenerife, Canary Islands) .
José Asterio Guerra-García, Carmen Dolores Arbelo, Antonio Rodríguez-Rodríguez

Physical properties and soil water

Small variations of soil properties control fire-induced water repellency .
Jorge Mataix-Solera, Lorena M. Zavala, Antonio Jordán, Gema Bárcenas-Moreno, Elena Lozano, Juan Gil-Torres, Victoria Arcenegui, Andrea Pérez-Bejarano, Alicia Morugán-Coronado, Patricia Jiménez-Pinilla, Arturo J.P. Granged

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

Effect of elevated Al and pH on the growth and root morphology of Al-tolerant and Al-sensitive wheat seedlings in an acid soil .
Md. Toufiq Iqbal

Soil-plant relationships and mechanisms and processess of mobilization and immobilization of nutrients

Edaphic behaviour of several species of Cistus in the Green Corridor of Guadiamar (Spain) .
Francisco Gómez Mercado, Sergio de Haro Lozano

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

Native plants for erosion control in urban river slopes .
Virginia Alvarado, Marilyn Romero, Tania Bermúdez, Lilliana Piedra
Impact of prescribed burning on soils in urban interface areas in Granada (south-eastern Spain) .
Sara Montoya Sánchez-Camacho, Guadalupe Marín Calderón, Eduardo Ortega Bernaldo de Quirós

Soil Science Education

Criterios y recomendaciones para la toma de imágenes de perfiles de suelos para crear una base de datos de imágenes .
Oriol Ortiz, Carmen D. Arbelo, Jaume Porta

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Madrid, España