European Journal of Soil Science

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Edited By: S. Jarvis

Impact Factor: 2.387

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 8/33 (Soil Science)

Online ISSN: 1365-2389

Associated Title(s): Soil Use and Management

Organic Matter And Soil Aggregates: A Legacy From Tisdall and Oades, 1982 - Landmark Virtual issue

Over the years, The European Journal of Soil Science and its predecessor The Journal of Soil Science have published many important papers which have inspired changes in our appreciation of how soils develop, function and interact with all aspects of the wider world whether under natural conditions or with man’s influence. We have, in the first issue of 2012, published our first Landmark paper – that by Tisdall and Oades in 1982 Tisdall, J.M. & Oades, J.M. 1982. Organic matter and water-stable aggregates in soils. This, and as described by the commentaries on this seminal work in Volume 63 (1), has had major impact on our understanding of the way in which the aggregation of soil particles occurs. It has also influenced research and, as well as the approaches that researchers have taken, has had important practical outcomes in many diverse areas.

To complement the publication of the Landmark paper in Volume 63 (1), we now also publish our first virtual edition which comprises a selection of papers published in The Journal over the decades up until the present day which have drawn on, and developed, the thoughts first set out by Tisdall and Oades. I am grateful to Jo Six, Ed Gregorich and Ingrid Kögel-Knabner for suggesting the composition of this volume. As demonstrated by the contents of this virtual issue and the commentary on the Landmark paper published by Six, Gregorich and Kögel-Knabner in Volume 63 (1), the impact of Tisdall and Oades has been substantial, wide-ranging and continuing. I hope that this and the associated publication of the Landmark paper are of interest and value to both new and older members of the soil science community. I welcome comments and suggestions for other such exercises in the future.

Steve Jarvis

Fate of carbon and nitrogen in water-stable aggregates during decomposition of 13C 15N-labelled wheat straw in situ; Angers, D.A., Recous, S. & Aita, C. 1997.

Aggregation and carbon storage in silty soil using physical fractionation techniques; Balabane, M. & Plante, A.F. 2004

Impact of organic inputs on wettability characteristics and structural stability in silty vineyard topsoil; Bartoli, F. & Dousset, S. 2011

Aggregate-occluded black carbon in soil; Brodowski, S., John B., Flessa H. & Amelung, W. 2006

Different chemical composition of free light, occluded light and extractable SOM fractions in soils of Cerrado and tilled and untilled fields, Minas Gerais, Brazil: a pyrolysis-GC/MS study; Buurman, P. & Roscoe, R. 2011

Physical fractionation of soil and structural and functional complexity in organic matter turnover; Christensen, B.T. 2001

The distribution of native and labelled carbon between soil particle size fractions isolated from long-term incubation experiments; Christensen, B.T. & Sørensen, L.H. 1985

Soil organic matter and nutrient pools under long-term non-burning management of sugar cane; Canellas, L. P., Busato, J. G., Dobbss, L. B., Baldotto, M. A. Rumjanek, V. M. & Olivares, F. L. 2010

Clay mineralogy determines the importance of biological versus abiotic processes for macroaggregate formation and stabilization; Denef, K. & Six, J. 2005

Carbon mineralization in soil size fractions after various amounts of aggregate disruption; Gregorich, E.G., Kachanoski, R.G., & Voroney, R.P. 1989

Effects of soil-surface microbial community phenotype upon physical and hydrological properties of an arable soil: a microcosm study; Jeffery, S., Harris, J. A., Rickson, R. J. & Ritz, K. 2010

Wavelet analysis of soil variation at nanometre- to micrometre-scales: an example of organic carbon content in a micro-aggregate; Milne, A. E., Lehmann, J., Solomon, D. & Lark, R. M. 2011

Relative importance of sorption versus aggregation for organic matter storage in subsoil horizons of two contrasting soils; Moni, C., Rumpel, C., Virto, I., Chabbi, A. & Chenu, C. 2010

Total and young organic matter distributions in aggregates of silty cultivated soils; Puget, P., Chenu, C., Balesdent, J. 1995

Simulating decomposition of (14)C-labelled fresh organic matter in bulk soil and soil particle fractions at various temperatures and moisture contents; Sequaris, J. -M., Herbst, M., Weihermueller, L., Bauer, J. & Vereecken, H. 2010

Variation in amounts of carbon and nitrogen associated with particle size fractions of soil from the Palace Leas meadow hay plots; Shiel, R.S. 1986

Sources and composition of soil organic matter fractions between and within soil aggregates; Six, J., Guggenberger, G., Paustian, K., Haumaier, L., Elliott, E.T. & Zech, W. 2001

A re-evaluation of the enriched labile soil organic matter fraction; Six, J., Merckx, R., Kimpe, K., Paustian, K. & Elliott, E.T. 2000

High-energy ultraviolet photo-oxidation: a novel technique for studying physically protected organic-matter in clay- and silt-sized aggregates; Skjemstad, J.O. Janik L.J., Head, M.J. & Mcclure, S.G. 1993

Alteration of soil organic matter pools and aggregation in semi-arid steppe topsoils as driven by organic matter input; Steffens, M., Kölbl, A. & Kögel-Knabner I. 2009

Organic matter and water-stable aggregates in soils; Tisdall, J.M. & Oades, J.M. 1982

Effect of soil pH on the chemical composition of organic matter in physically separated soil fractions in two broadleaf woodland sites at Rothamsted, UK; Tonon, G., Sohi, S., Francioso, O., Ferrari, E., Montecchio, D., Gioacchini, P. et al. 2010

Revisiting the particle-size distribution of soils: comparison of different methods and sample pre-treatments; Vdović, N., Obhodas, J. & Pikelj, K. 2010