Peer-reviewed Articles

Soil salinization is the primary obstacle to the sustainable development of agriculture and eco-environment in arid regions. The accurate inversion of the major water-soluble salt ions in the soil using visible-near infrared (VIS-NIR) spectroscopy technique can...

["Soil Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6310
34 downloads
130 views

Background Paddies are an important anthropogenic source of methane emissions to the atmosphere, and they are impacted by heavy metal pollution. Nickel (Ni) and cobalt (Co) pollution might either enhance or mitigate CH4 emission from paddy soils due to the total...

["Soil Science","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6274
25 downloads
178 views

Soil physical parameter calculation by inverse modelling provides an indirect way of estimating the unsaturated hydraulic properties of soils. However many measurements are needed to provide sufficient data to determine unknown parameters. The objective of this...

["Agricultural Science","Soil Science","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6002
33 downloads
229 views

Many benefits of Trichoderma inoculation for improving crop production have been documented, including growth and yield enhancement and the alleviation of biotic and abiotic stresses. However, because rice is usually cultivated under continuous flooding that creates...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Mycology","Soil Science","Food, Water and Energy Nexus"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5877
22 downloads
81 views

The effects of different revegetation types on soil physical–chemical characteristics and fungal community diversity and composition of soils sampled from five different revegetation types (JM, Juglans mandshurica; QM, Quercus mongolica; conifer-broadleaf forest...

["Ecology","Mycology","Soil Science","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6251
38 downloads
167 views

Biofertilizer is a good substitute for chemical fertilizer in sustainable agriculture, but its effects are often hindered by drought stress. Super absorbent polymer (SAP), showing good capacity of water absorption and retention, can increase soil moisture. However,...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Microbiology","Plant Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6073
49 downloads
200 views

Cyanobacteria are key microbes in topsoil communities that have important roles in preventing soil erosion, carbon and nitrogen fixation, and influencing soil hydrology. However, little is known regarding the identity and distribution of the microbial components...

["Biodiversity","Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6169
70 downloads
273 views

Rapid and transient changes in pH frequently occur in soil, impacting dissolved organic matter (DOM) and other chemical attributes such as redox and oxygen conditions. Although we have detailed knowledge on microbial adaptation to long-term pH changes, little is...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Soil Science","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6090
47 downloads
307 views

China consumes more than one-third of the world’s nitrogen (N) fertilizer, and an increasing amount of N fertilizer has been applied over the past decades. Although N fertilization can increase the carbon sequestration potentials of cropland in China, the quantitative...

["Agricultural Science","Soil Science","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5983
64 downloads
417 views

Background Biocrusts, communities dominated by mosses, lichens, cyanobacteria, and other microorganisms, largely affect the carbon cycle of drylands. As poikilohydric organisms, their activity time is often limited to short hydration events. The photosynthetic...

["Ecology","Soil Science","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5904
57 downloads
314 views

Salt marshes are highly effective carbon (C) sinks and bury more C per square meter annually than any other ecosystem. Reclamation and anthropogenic impacts, however, have resulted in extensive losses of salt marshes. Carbon credits can be generated and sold by...

["Ecosystem Science","Soil Science","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5659
69 downloads
290 views

The aim of this work is to show a methodological proposal for the analysis of soil intervention values in mine tailings in order to determine the intervention requirements in the commune of Andacollo in northern Chile. The purpose of this analysis is to guide the...

["Soil Science","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5879
72 downloads
454 views

We studied key mechanisms and drivers of soil functioning by analyzing soil respiration and enzymatic activity in Mediterranean holm oak forest fragments with different influence of the agricultural matrix. For this, structural equation models (SEM) were built...

["Ecosystem Science","Soil Science","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5857
249 downloads
450 views

Background Corn silage is an important feed for intense ruminant production, but the growth of corn relies heavily on the use of chemical fertilizers. Sustainable crop production requires careful management of all nutrient sources available on a farm, particularly...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Plant Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5280
57 downloads
311 views

Volcanic soils cover 1% of the Earth’s surface but support 10% of the world’s population. They are among the most fertile soils in the world, due to their excellent physical properties and richness in available nutrients. The major limiting factor for plant growth...

["Agricultural Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5820

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