European Journal of Soil Science

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Edited By: S. Jarvis

Impact Factor: 2.651

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 3/34 (Soil Science)

Online ISSN: 1365-2389

Associated Title(s): Soil Use and Management

Total carbon and nitrogen in the soils of the world: the impact of Batjes, 1996 - Landmark Virtual Issue


I am very pleased to introduce the virtual issue of papers published in European Journal of Soil Science which are associated with the third in our series of Landmark Papers published in the journal. This Landmark paper, another of the important papers published in EJSS and its predecessor The Journal of Soil Science, has inspired the longer-term and broader thinking about the way in which soils function and, especially in this case, contribute to the understanding of wider-scale interactions of soils with other components of the global ecosystem. Landmark Paper 3 on the global status of soil carbon by Niels Batjes, first published in the European Journal of Soil Science in 1996, (Total carbon and nitrogen in the soils of the world; N.H. Batjes, European Journal of Soil Science, 1996, 47, 151–163) was, arguably, the first paper to alert the world to the functional role of soils at this scale.

Read the full editorial introduction here

Soil inventory and monitoring. Current issues and gaps; D. Arrouays, P. H. Bellamy, K. Paustian. 2009

Total carbon and nitrogen in the soils of the world; N.H. Batjes.1996

A comparison of soil organic carbon stock in ancient and modern land use systems in Denmark; H. Breuning-Madsen, B. Elberling, T. Balstroem, M. Holst, M. Freudenberg. 2009

Organic matter dynamics in agro-ecosystems – the knowledge gaps; A. Chabbi, C. Rumpel. 2009

Comparison of soil carbon stocks in Scottish soils between 1978 and 2009; S. J. Chapman, J. S. Bell, C. D. Campbell, G. Hudson, A. Lilly, A. J. Nolan, A. H. J. Robertson, J. M. Potts, W. Towers. 2013

The soil skeleton, a forgotten pool of carbon and nitrogen in soil; G. Corti, F. C. Ugolini, A. Agnelli, G. Certini, R. Cuniglio, F. Berna, M. J. Fernández Sanjurjo. 2002

Magnitude and sources of uncertainties in soil organic carbon (SOC) stock assessments at various scales; E. Goidts, B. Van Wesemael, M. Crucifix. 2009

Prediction of soil organic and inorganic carbon contents at a national scale (France) using mid-infrared reflectance spectroscopy (MIRS); C. Grinand, B. G. Barthès, D. Brunet, E. Kouakoua, D. Arrouays, C. Jolivet, G. Caria, M. Bernoux. 2012

Carbon chemistry and mineralization of peat soils from the Australian Alps; S. P. P. Grover, J. A. Baldock. 2012

Carbon in tundra soils in the Lake Labaz region of arctic Siberia; A. Gundelwein, T. Müller-Lupp, M. Sommerkorn, E. T. K. Haupt, E.-M. Pfeiffer, H. Wiechmann. 2007

The importance of andic soils in mountain ecosystems: a pedological investigation in Italy; M. Iamarino, F. Terribile. 2008

The turnover of organic carbon in subsoils. Part 2. Modelling carbon turnover; D. S. Jenkinson, K. Coleman. 2008

Estimating organic carbon in the soils of Europe for policy support; R. J. A. Jones, R. Hiederer, E. Rusco, L. Montanarella. 2005

Effects of land use and mineral characteristics on the organic carbon content, and the amount and composition of Na-pyrophosphate-soluble organic matter, in subsurface soils M. Kaiser, K. Walter, R.H. Ellerbrock, M. Sommer. 2011

Estimating the regional mean status and change of soil properties: two distinct objectives for soil survey; R. M. Lark. 2009

Variable carbon recovery of Walkley-Black analysis and implications for national soil organic carbon accounting; S. Lettens, B. De Vos, P. Quataert, B. Van Wesemael, B. Muys, J. Van Orshoven. 2007

Influence of land use (savanna, pasture, Eucalyptus plantations) on soil carbon and nitrogen stocks in Brazil; V. Maquere, J. P. Laclau, M. Bernoux, L. Saint-Andre, J. L. M. Gonçalves, C. C. Cerri, M. C. Piccolo, J. Ranger. 2008

Organic carbon stocks in the Russian Chernozem; E. A. Mikhailova, C. J. Post. 2006

Soil carbon sequestration to mitigate climate change: a critical re-examination to identify the true and the false; D. S. Powlson, A. P. Whitmore, K. W. T. Goulding. 2011

Deviations between observed and RothC-simulated Δ14C values despite improved IOM initialization; Y. Shirato, M. Jomura, R. Wagai, M. Kondo, K. Tanabe, M. Uchida. 2013

An overview of the permanence of soil organic carbon stocks: influence of direct human-induced, indirect and natural effects; P. Smith. 2005

Modelling soil organic carbon concentration of mineral soils in arable land using legacy soil data; E. Suuster, C. Ritz, H. Roostalu, R. Kõlli, A. Astover

Towards understanding of carbon stocks and stabilization in volcanic ash soils in natural Andean ecosystems of northern Ecuador; F. H. Tonneijck, B. Jansen, K. G. J. Nierop, J. M. Verstraten, J. Sevink, L. De Lange. 2010

Simple pedotransfer functions to initialize reactive carbon pools of the RothC model; L. Weihermüller, A. Graf, M. Herbst, H. Vereecken. 2013

Measured soil organic matter fractions can be related to pools in the RothC model; M. Zimmermann, J. Leifeld, M. W. I. Schmidt, P. Smith, J. Fuhrer. 2007

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