Peer-reviewed Articles

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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
55 downloads
205 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
73 downloads
279 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
79 downloads
286 views

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
53 downloads
216 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
364 downloads
2,282 views

The ongoing evolution of tracer mixing models has resulted in a confusing array of software tools that differ in terms of data inputs, model assumptions, and associated analytic products. Here we introduce MixSIAR, an inclusive, rich, and flexible Bayesian tracer...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Soil Science","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5096
83 downloads
368 views

Amendment with biochar and/or compost has been proposed as a strategy to remediate soil contaminated with low levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. The strong sorption potential of biochar can help sequestering contaminants while the compost may promote their...

["Soil Science","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4996
84 downloads
377 views

Oribatid mites are abundant and diverse decomposers in almost all terrestrial microhabitats, especially in temperate forests. Although their functional importance in the decomposition system in these forests has been investigated, spatio-temporal patterns of oribatid...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Soil Science","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4863
77 downloads
396 views

This study compared the impacts of different weed managements on weed community, soil health and economic performance between the wheat–maize (WM) and garlic–soybean (GS) rotations. A total of four treatments (H0T, tillage without herbicide; H0T0, without both...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4799
166 downloads
540 views

Society is increasingly demanding a more sustainable management of agro-ecosystems in a context of climate change and an ever growing global population. The fate of crop residues is one of the important management aspects under debate, since it represents an unneglectable...

["Agricultural Science","Soil Science","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4836
69 downloads
306 views

Azo dyes are one of the largest classes of synthetic dyes being used in textile industries. It has been reported that 15–50% of these dyes find their way into wastewater that is often used for irrigation purpose in developing countries. The effect of azo dyes contamination...

["Soil Science","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4802
108 downloads
392 views

Background Long-term fertilisation has a large influence on soil physical and chemical properties in agro-ecosystems. The effects on the distribution of aggregates, however, are not fully understood. We determined the dynamic change of the distribution of aggregates...

["Environmental Sciences","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4758
88 downloads
388 views

Semi-selective enrichment, followed by PCR screening, resulted in the successful direct isolation of fast-growing Rhizobia from a dryland agricultural soil. Over 50% of these isolates belong to the genus Neorhizobium, as concluded from partial rpoB and near-complete...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4776
220 downloads
636 views

Soil salinization is one of the most common forms of land degradation. The detection and assessment of soil salinity is critical for the prevention of environmental deterioration especially in arid and semi-arid areas. This study introduced the fractional derivative...

["Soil Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4703
120 downloads
637 views

Background Understanding diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) is important for optimizing their role for phosphorus (P) nutrition of soybeans (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) in P-limited soils. However, it is not clear how soybean growth and P nutrition is...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Plant Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4606

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