Peer-reviewed Articles

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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
41 downloads
201 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
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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
67 downloads
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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
37 downloads
149 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
45 downloads
195 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
62 downloads
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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
113 downloads
376 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
81 downloads
402 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
1 citation
77 downloads
377 views

Soil colour is often used as a general purpose indicator of internal soil drainage. In this study we developed a necessarily simple model of soil drainage which combines the tacit knowledge of the soil surveyor with observed matrix soil colour descriptions. From...

["Agricultural Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4659
108 downloads
443 views

Background Fertilization as one of the measures in restoring degraded soil qualities has been introduced on arid steppes in recent decades. However, the fertilization use efficiency on arid steppes varies greatly between steppe types and years, enhancing uncertainties...

["Agricultural Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4623
72 downloads
350 views

Background The Chinese Natural Forest Protection program has been conducted nationwide and has achieved resounding success. However, timber importation has increased; therefore, producing more domestic timber is critical to meet the demand for raw materials. Fertilization...

["Ecology","Plant Science","Soil Science","Natural Resource Management","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4628
1 citation
64 downloads
321 views

Background The loess-paleosol sequence on the Loess Plateau has been considered an important paleoclimatic archive to study global climatic and environmental changes in the Quaternary. So far, little attention has been paid to the characteristics of soil organic...

["Ecology","Soil Science","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4611
99 downloads
881 views

Background Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) accumulate in urban soils, and PAH contamination can change soil microbial community composition. Environmental microbiota is associated with human commensal microbiota, immune system and health. Therefore, studies...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4508
1 citation
226 downloads
1,324 views

Microbial ecological studies have been remarkably promoted by the high-throughput sequencing approach with explosive information of taxonomy and relative abundance. However, relative abundance does not reflect the quantity of the microbial community and the inter-sample...

["Soil Science","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4514

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