Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Principles, Application and Assessment in Soil Science

Our dependence on soil, and our curiosity about it, is leading to the investigation of changes within soil processes. Furthermore, the diversity and dynamics of soil are enabling new discoveries and insights, which help us to understand the variations in soil processes. Consequently, this permits us to take the necessary measures for soil protection, thus promoting soil health. This book aims to provide an up-to-date account of the current state of knowledge in recent practices and assessments in soil science. Moreover, it presents a comprehensive evaluation of the effect of residue/waste application on soil properties and, further, on the mechanism of plant adaptation and plant growth. Interesting examples of simulation using various models dealing with carbon sequestration, ecosystem respiration, and soil landscape, etc. are demonstrated. The book also includes chapters on the analysis of areal data and geostatistics using different assessment methods. More recent developments in analytical techniques used to obtain answers to the various physical mechanisms, chemical, and biological processes in soil are also present.

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Principles, Application and Assessment in Soil ScienceEdited by Burcu E. Ozkaraova Gungor

Published: December 22nd 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1860

ISBN: 978-953-307-740-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4929-3

Copyright year: 2011

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54172 Total Chapter Downloads

28 Crossref Citations

61 Web of Science Citations

65 Dimensions Citations


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1. Phosphorus: Chemism and Interactions

By E. Saljnikov and D. Cakmak


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2. Moisture and Nutrient Storage Capacity of Calcined Expanded Shale

By John J. Sloan, Peter A.Y. Ampim, Raul I. Cabrera, Wayne A. Mackay and Steve W. George


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3. Poultry Litter Fertilization Impacts on Soil, Plant, and Water Characteristics in Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda L.) Plantations and Silvopastures in the Mid-South USA

By Michael A. Blazier, Hal O. Liechty, Lewis A. Gaston and Keith Ellum


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4. Classification and Management of Highly Weathered Soils in Malaysia for Production of Plantation Crops

By J. Shamshuddin and Noordin Wan Daud


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5. Physiological and Biochemical Mechanisms of Plant Adaptation to Low-Fertility Acid Soils of the Tropics: The Case of Brachiariagrasses

By T. Watanabe, M. S. H. Khan, I. M. Rao, J. Wasaki, T. Shinano, M. Ishitani, H. Koyama, S. Ishikawa, K. Tawaraya, M. Nanamori, N. Ueki and T. Wagatsuma


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6. Comparison of the Effects of Saline and Alkaline Stress on Growth, Photosynthesis and Water-Soluble Carbohydrate of Oat Seedling (Avena sativa L)

By Rui Guo, Ji Zhou, WeiPing Hao, DaoZhi Gong, SongTao Yang, XiuLi Zhong and FengXue Gu


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7. Long-Term Effects of Residue Management on Soil Fertility in Mediterranean Olive Grove: Simulating Carbon Sequestration with RothC Model

By O.M. Nieto, J. Castro and E. Fernández


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8. Soil Carbon Sequestration Under Bioenergy Crops in Poland

By Magdalena Borzecka-Walker, Antoni Faber, Katarzyna Mizak, Rafal Pudelko and Alina Syp


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9. Modeling of the Interannual Variation in Ecosystem Respiration of a Semiarid Grassland

By Tomoko Nakano and Masato Shinoda


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10. The Fate and Transport of Cryptosporidium parvum Oocysts in the Soil

By X. Peng, S. Macdonald, T. M. Murphy and N. M. Holden


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11. Multiscaling Analysis of Soil Drop Roughness

By R. García Moreno, M.C. Díaz Álvarez, A. Saa Requejo and J.L. Valencia Delfa


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12. Soil Indicators of Hillslope Hydrology

By Johan van Tol, Pieter Le Roux and Malcolm Hensley


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13. Soil-Landscape Modelling – Reference Soil Group Probability Prediction in Southern Ecuador

By Mareike Ließ, Bruno Glaser and Bernd Huwe


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14. Spatial Sampling Design and Soil Science

By Gunter Spöck


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15. Statistical Methods for the Analysis of Soil Spatial and Temporal Variability

By Ahmed Douaik, Marc van Meirvenne and Tibor Tóth


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16. Updated Brazilian’s Georeferenced Soil Database – An Improvement for International Scientific Information Exchanging

By Marcelo Muniz Benedetti, Nilton Curi, Gerd Sparovek, Amaury de Carvalho Filho and Sérgio Henrique Godinho Silva


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17. Mineral Nitrogen as a Universal Soil Test to Predict Plant N Requirements and Ground Water Pollution – Case Study for Poland

By Agnieszka Rutkowska and Mariusz Fotyma


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18. Time-Domain Reflectometry (TDR) Technique for the Estimation of Soil Permittivity

By Patrizia Savi, Ivan A. Maio and Stefano Ferraris


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19. An Application Approach to Kalman Filter and CT Scanners for Soil Science

By Marcos A. M. Laia and Paulo E. Cruvinel


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