Peer-reviewed Articles

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Soil organic carbon (SOC) is an important soil property that has profound impact on soil quality and plant growth. With 140 soil samples collected from Ebinur Lake Wetland National Nature Reserve, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China, this research evaluated...

["Ecosystem Science","Soil Science","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5714
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Residue management is an important agricultural practice for improving soil fertility. To reveal the impact of residue management on soil microbial community, we conducted a field experiment with three treatments: no straw returning (control, CK), straw returning...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5754
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Background Ecosystem engineers are species that transform habitats in ways that influence other species.While the impacts of many engineers have been well described, our understanding of how their impact varies along environmental gradients remains limited. Although...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecosystem Science","Entomology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5612
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Background The use of visible-near infrared (vis-NIR) spectroscopy for rapid soil characterisation has gained a lot of interest in recent times. Soil spectra absorbance from the visible-infrared range can be calibrated using regression models to predict a set of...

["Soil Science","Statistics","Computational Science","Data Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5722
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Changes in the concentration of soil nitrogen (N) or its components may directly affect ecosystem functioning in forestry. Thinning of forest stands, a widely used forestry management practice, may transform soil nutrients directly by altering the soil environment,...

["Ecosystem Science","Soil Science","Biogeochemistry","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5647
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Background Knowledge on the globally outstanding Amazonian biodiversity and its environmental determinants stems almost exclusively from aboveground organisms, notably plants. In contrast, the environmental factors and habitat preferences that drive diversity patterns...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5661
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Eucalyptus is harvested for wood and fiber production in many tropical and sub-tropical habitats globally. Plantation has been controversial because of its influence on the surrounding environment, however, the influence of massive Eucalyptus planting on soil microbial...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Microbiology","Soil Science","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5648
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Plant growth-promoting bacteria (PGPB) and humic acids (HA) have been used as biostimulants in field conditions. The complete genomic and proteomic transcription of Herbaspirillum seropedicae and Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus is available but interpreting and...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Plant Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5445
305 downloads
1,484 views

Random forest and similar Machine Learning techniques are already used to generate spatial predictions, but spatial location of points (geography) is often ignored in the modeling process. Spatial auto-correlation, especially if still existent in the cross-validation...

["Biogeography","Soil Science","Computational Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5518
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540 views

Wetlands are the major natural source of the greenhouse gas methane (CH4) and are also potentially an important source of nitrous oxide (N2O), though there is considerable variability among wetland types with some of the greatest uncertainty in freshwater mineral-soil...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Soil Science","Climate Change Biology","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5465
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Bioenergy crops, such as sugarcane, have the potential to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions through fossil fuel substitution. However, increased sugarcane propagation and recent management changes have raised concerns that these practices may deplete soil carbon...

["Soil Science","Natural Resource Management","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5398
85 downloads
281 views

Most experimental studies measuring the effects of climate change on terrestrial C cycling have focused on processes that occur at relatively short time scales (up to a few years). However, climate-soil C interactions are influenced over much longer time scales...

["Ecosystem Science","Soil Science","Climate Change Biology","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5356
132 downloads
422 views

Background Over the last decades sub-Saharan Africa has experienced severe land degradation and food security challenges linked to loss of soil fertility and soil organic matter (SOM), recurrent drought and increasing population. Although primary production in...

["Ecosystem Science","Soil Science","Natural Resource Management","Biogeochemistry","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5232
125 downloads
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The contamination of soils and waters with organic pollutants, such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), affect a large number of sites worldwide that need remediation. In this context soils amendments can be used to immobilise PAHs while maintaining soil...

["Soil Science","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5074
107 downloads
291 views

Background Glomalin-related soil protein (GRSP) and soil organic carbon (SOC) contribute to the formation and stability of soil aggregates, but the mechanism by which global atmospheric nitrogen (N) deposition changes soil aggregate stability by altering the distribution...

["Soil Science","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5039

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