Joann Whalen

McGill UniversityCanada

Joann K. Whalen is an Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar at McGill University and an Adjunct Professor with the Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. She received her PhD from Ohio State University, Ohio, USA, and worked as a research scientist for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada prior to joining the faculty at McGill. Dr. Whalen is also a professional agronomist (agronome) in Quebec, Canada. Her research focuses on soil fertility and soil ecology in agroecosystems. She has published more than 90 peer-reviewed scientific publications and supervised/co-supervised more than 40 students at the MSc and PhD levels. She teaches courses in soil fertility, organic fertilizer use, nutrient management planning, and soil ecology. Dr Whalen is currently Special Issues Editor for the Canadian Journal of Soil Science, Subject Editor for Soil Biology and Biochemistry, and Associate Editor for Agronomy Journal. She is senior author of the textbook Soil Ecology and Management, published in 2010 by CABI Publishers.

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Soil Fertility Improvement and Integrated Nutrient Management: A Global Perspective presents 15 invited chapters written by leading soil fertility experts. The book is organized around three themes. The first theme is Soil Mapping and Soil Fertility Testing, describing spatial heterogeneity in soil nutrients within natural and managed ecosystems, as well as up-to-date soil testing methods and information on how soil fertility indicators respond to agricultural practices. The second theme, Organic and Inorganic Amendments for Soil Fertility Improvement, describes fertilizing materials that provide important amounts of essential nutrients for plants.The third theme, Integrated Nutrient Management Planning: Case Studies From Central Europe, South America, and Africa, highlights the principles of integrated nutrient management. Additionally, it gives case studies explaining how this approach has been implemented successfully across large geographic regions, and at local scales, to improve the productivity of staple crops and forages.

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