Soil Use and Management

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Edited By: Michael J Goss and Deputy Editors Amarilis de Varennes and Fionna Nicholson

Impact Factor: 1.832

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 14/34 (Soil Science)

Online ISSN: 1475-2743

Associated Title(s): European Journal of Soil Science

Soil Use and Management Virtual Issues


VIRTUAL ISSUE Chinese Soil Science: An important growing contribution of international relevance

VIRTUAL ISSUE Key Papers in Soil Use and Management, March 2011

VIRTUAL ISSUE Soils and Nitrous Oxide Research, May 2010


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Chinese Soil Science: An important growing contribution of international relevance

This BSSS journals’ virtual issue includes papers in European Journal of Soil Science and Soil Use and Management, and can be accessed without cost online. The virtual issue is a collection of papers authored by Chinese soil scientists which have been published in these journals and which give a flavour of the breadth and types of research. The twenty papers include the topics: 1) carbon and organic matter; 2) physical and chemical processes, functions and management; 3) biological interactions; 4) nutrient management and 5) soil degradation and impact of land management.

Read the complete editorial introduction here - Chinese virtual issue; B. Pan, Q. Wang, F. Zhao

1. Carbon and organic matter (including management)

Effect of organic matter applications on 13C-NMR spectra of humic acids of soil
S. Dou*, J. J. Zhang, K. Li
European Journal of Soil Science

Carbon accumulation in paddy ecosystems in subtropical China: evidence from landscape studies
J. Wu*
European Journal of Soil Science

Effects of 10 years of conservation tillage on soil properties and productivity in the farming–pastoral ecotone of Inner Mongolia, China
J. He, N. J. Kuhn, X. M. Zhang, X. R. Zhang, H. W. Li
Soil Use and Management

Spatial patterns and effects of soil organic carbon on grain productivity assessment in China
L. Ye, H. Tang, J. Zhu, A. Verdoodt, E. Van Ranst
Soil Use and Management

Application of the RothC model to the results of long-term experiments on typical upland soils in northern China
L. Guo, P. Falloon, K. Coleman, B. Zhou, Y. Li1, E. Lin, F. Zhang
Soil Use and Management

2. Physical and chemical processes, functions and management

Evolution of water-extractable copper in soil with time as a function of organic matter amendments and aeration
G. Wang, S. Staunton
European Journal of Soil Science

An improved force-restore method for soil temperature prediction
Z. Gao, R. Horton*, L. Wang, H. Liu, J. Wen
European Journal of Soil Science

Nitrous oxide emissions from vegetables grown in a polytunnel treated with high rates of applied nitrogen fertilizers in Southern China
J. Min, W. Shi, G. Xing, D. Powlson, Z. Zhu
Soil Use and Management

3. Biological interactions

Microbial biomass dynamics and soil wettability as affected by the intensity and frequency of wetting and drying during straw decomposition
B. Zhang*, S.-H. Yao, F. Hu
European Journal of Soil Science

Responses of ethylene and methane consumption to temperature and pH in temperate volcanic forest soils
X. Xu*, K. Inubushi
European Journal of Soil Science

4. Nutrient Management

Effect of long-term combined nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizer application on 13C CPMAS NMR spectra of humin in a Typic Hapludoll of northeast China
J. J. Zhang, S. Dou,*, X. Y. Song
European Journal of Soil Science

Effects of long-term repeated mineral and organic fertilizer applications on soil nitrogen transformations
J. B. Zhang, T. B. Zhu, Z. C. Cai, S. W. Qin, C. Müller
European Journal of Soil Science

Long-term pig manure application reduces the requirement of chemical phosphorus and potassium in two rice–wheat sites in subtropical China
Y. Duan, M. Xu, X. He, S. Li, X. Sun
Soil Use and Management

Impact of land use changes on soil carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus and water pollution in an arid region of northwest China
Wang Genxu, Ma Haiyan, Qian Ju, Chang Juan
Soil Use and Management

5. Soil degradation and impact of land management

Variation of chemical properties as affected by soil erosion on hillslopes and terraces
S. J. Ni, J. H. Zhang
European Journal of Soil Science

Estimation of total erosion in cultivated Black soils in northeast China from vertical profiles of soil organic carbon
A. Z. Liang*, X. P. Zhang, X. M. Yang, N. B. Mclaughlin, Y. Shen, W. F. Li
European Journal of Soil Science

Changes in soil quality due to introduction of broad-leaf trees into clear-felled Chinese fir forest in the mid-subtropics of China
Y. Huang, S.L. Wang, Z.W. Feng, Z.Y. Ouyang, X.K. Wang, Z.Z. Feng
Soil Use and Management

Effects of land use on soil erosion and nutrient loss in the Three Gorges Reservoir Area, China
Q.H. Meng, B.J. Fu, L.Z. Yang
Soil Use and Management

Effects of reforestation and deforestation on soil properties in humid mountainous areas: a case study in Wolong Nature Reserve, Sichuan province, China
S.L. Liu, B.J. Fu, Y.H. Lü, L.D. Chen
Soil Use and Management

The effect of environmental variables on soil characteristics at different scales in the transition zone of the Loess Plateau in China
S. L. Liu, X. D. Guo, B. J. Fu, G. Lian, J. Wang
Soil Use and Management


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Key Papers in Soil Use and Management

For readers of Soil Use and Management, there is convenience in having an easily accessible collection of already published papers in the form of a virtual special issue. This has already been done for the topic ‘Soils and Nitrous Oxide Research’ and the hope is that such a collation is of particular help to students. This second virtual special issue has a different objective – to present a range of key papers published in the last 10 years. There is an obvious major challenge in selecting 26 papers considered to be the key ones out of a total of c. 450! The adopted and unbiased method was to choose the top papers in terms of citations and electronic downloads. This has proved to be an interesting exercise since it has revealed the following current major themes in applied soil science: nitrate loss to water, phosphorus loss to water, carbon emissions and sequestration, nitrous oxide emissions, soil and organic farming, soil management and microbial biomass and soil degradation. These headings have been used to organise the papers in this virtual issue. It is interesting to reflect on the extent to which the papers published during 1985-95 in Soil Use and Management accord with current themes. Yes, there is much overlap though in the first 10 years there were relatively more papers on soil survey and land evaluation, soil erosion, soil acidification and soil drainage. Today many papers in the journal continue to focus on the nature, implications and management of soil processes, often with soil organic matter as the central concern.

Donald A. Davidson – Editor: Soil Use and Management

Nitrate loss to water

Volume 16 Issue supplement S1 MAGPIE: a modelling framework for evaluating nitrate losses at national and catchment scales. EI Lord, S.G. Anthony

Volume 16 Issue 4 Nitrate leaching from the Broadbalk Wheat Experiment, Rothamsted, UK as influenced by fertilizer and manure inputs and the weather. KWT Goulding et al.

Volume 16 Issue Supplement S1 Nitrate leaching from arable and horticultural land. K Goulding

Phosphorus loss to water

Volume 19 Issue 1 The Phosphorus Indicators Tool: a simple model of diffuse P loss from agricultural land to water. AL Heathwaite et al.

Volume 26 Issue 2 Soil tillage methods to control phosphorus loss and potential side-effects: a Scandinavian review. B Ulen et al.

Volume 17 Issue 3 Phosphorus cycling in UK agriculture and implications for phosphorus loss from soil. PJA Withers et al.

Volume 23 Issue Supplement S1 Agriculture, phosphorus and eutrophication: a European perspective. PJA Withers et al.

Carbon emissions and sequestration

Volume 20 Issue 2 Soils as carbon sinks: the global context. P Smith

Volume 13 Issue 4 Agricultural soils as a sink to mitigate CO2 emissions. K Paustian et al.

Volume 20 Issue 2 Carbon cycling and sequestration opportunities in temperate grasslands. JF Soussana et al.

Volume 22 Issue 2 Carbon sequestration in temperate grassland: management and climatic controls. SK Jones et al.

Volume 24 Issue 1 The influence of afforestation and tree species on soil methane fluxes from shallow organic soils at the UK Gisburn Forest Experiment. NP McNamara et al.

Volume 24 Issue 1 Methods for estimating types of soil organic carbon and their application to surveys of UK urban soils. BG Rawlins et al.

Nitrous oxide emissions

Volume 23 Issue 1 Comparison of the effectiveness of a nitrification inhibitor, dicyandiamide, in reducing nitrous oxide emissions in four different soils under different climatic and management conditions, HJ Di et al.

Volume 18 Issue 4 The use of a nitrification inhibitor, dicyandiamide (DCD), to decrease nitrate leaching and nitrous oxide emissions in a grazed and irrigated grassland, HJ Di et al.

Volume 16 Issue 2 Nitrous oxide emission from soils after incorporating crop residues. EM Baggs et al.

Soil and organic farming

Volume 18 Issue Supplement S1 A review of farm-scale nutrient budgets for organic farms as a tool for management of soil fertility. CA Watson et al.

Volume 18 Issue Supplement S1 Managing soil fertility in organic systems. C A Watson et al.

Volume 23 Issue 2 Is conservation tillage suitable for organic farming? A review. J Peigne et al.

Volume 18 Issue Supplement S1 Is the productivity of organic farms restricted by the supply of available nitrogen? PM Berry et al.

Volume 23 Issue 1 Leaching and crop uptake of N, P and K from organic and conventional cropping systems on a clay soil. H Aronsson et al.

Volume 22 Issue 1 Root growth and nitrogen uptake of carrot, early cabbage, onion and lettuce following a range of green manures. K Thorup-Kristensen

Soil management and microbial biomass

Volume 22 Issue 2 Long-term effects of compost amendment of soils on functional and structural diversity and microbial activity. M Ros et al.

Volume 25 Issue 1 Effects of four tillage systems on soil structure and soil microbial biomass in organic farming. JF Vian et al.

Soil degradation

Volume 22 Issue 2 Soil compaction: identification directly in the field. T Batey et al.

Volume 24 Issue 3 Proxy global assessment of land degradation. ZG Bai et al.

Volume 23 Issue 1 Assessing the potential of changing land use for reducing soil erosion and sediment yield of catchments: a case study in the highlands of northern Ethiopia, L Tamene et al.

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Soils and Nitrous Oxide Research

Editorial Note

This journal has as its core objective the publication of important papers on the use and management of soils. It has created a distinct niche through providing support for professionals concerned with soil management. The journal is also an important resource for teaching applied soil science in higher education. The topical and applied nature of the papers make the journal popular with students. The journal has been published since 1985, so there are now many papers of potential importance for the support of teaching in universities and colleges. I have discussed with Wiley-Blackwell how access for students and others to this resource could be improved and one approach is the provision of Virtual Special Issues.

Published alongside Volume 26 Issue 2 of Soil Use and Management is our first Virtual Special Issue which draws together published papers on N2O emissions from soils. I am very grateful to Bob Rees and Bruce Ball for making this compilation and writing an introduction; they 'have highlighted some of the more important papers on N2O that have been published by Soil Use and Management, and explain how they have helped advance our understanding of the role that soil management plays in influencing N2O emissions.’ I welcome comments on this initiative and any offers for compiling other Virtual Special Issues. Donald A. Davidson – Editor: Soil Use and Management

Donald A. Davidson – Editor: Soil Use and Management

Soils and Nitrous Oxide Research. R.M. Rees and B.C. Ball

Nitrous oxide emissions from artificial urine patches applied to different N-fertilized swards and estimated annual N2O emissions for differently fertilized pastures in an upland location in Germany. M. Anger, C. Hoffmann and W. Kühbauch

Nitrous oxide emission from soils after incorporating crop residues. E.M. Baggs, R.M. Rees, K.A. Smith and A.J.A. Vinten

Mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions from soil under silage production by use of organic manures or slow-release fertilizer. B.C. Ball, I.P. McTaggart and A. Scott

Liming practice in temperate forest ecosystems and the effects on CO2, N2O and CH4 fluxes. W. Borken and R. Brumme

The use of a nitrification inhibitor, dicyandiamide (DCD), to decrease nitrate leaching and nitrous oxide emissions in a simulated grazed and irrigated grassland. H.J. Di, K.C. Cameron

Mitigation of nitrous oxide emissions in spray-irrigated grazed grassland by treating the soil with dicyandiamide, a nitrification inhibitor. H.J. Di, K.C. Cameron

Effects of the nitrification inhibitor dicyandiamide on potassium, magnesium and calcium leaching in grazed grassland. H.J. Di, K.C. Cameron

Comparison of the effectiveness of a nitrification inhibitor, dicyandiamide, in reducing nitrous oxide emissions in four different soils under different climatic and management conditions. H. J. Di, K. C. Cameron & R. R. Sherlock

The contribution of agricultural practices to nitrous oxide emissions in semi-arid Mali. J. Dick, B. Kaya, M. Soutoura, U. Skiba, R. Smith, A. Niang & R. Tabo

The effect of water table depth on emissions of N2O from a grassland soil. K. E. Dobbie & K. A. Smith

Tropical land use change and soil emissions of nitrogen oxides. H. E. Erickson and M. Keller

Carbon sequestration in a temperate grassland; management and climatic controls. S. K. Jones, R. M. Rees, D. Kosmas, B. C. Ball & U. M. Skiba

Greenhouse gas emissions from farmed organic soils: a review. Å. Kasimir-Klemedtsson, L. Klemedtsson, K. Berglund, P. Martikainen, J. Silvola and O. Oenema

Methane and nitrous oxide fluxes, and carbon dioxide production in boreal forest soil fertilized with wood ash and nitrogen. M. Maljanen, H. Jokinen, A. Saare, R. Strömmer & P. J. Martikainen

Mitigation of N2O emissions from grassland by nitrification inhibitor and Actilith F2 applied with fertilizer and cattle slurry. P. Merino, J.M. Estavillo, L.A. Graciolli, M. Pinto, M. Lacuesta, A. Muñoz-Rueda, and C. Gonzalez-Murua

3, 4-Dimethylpyrazole phosphate reduces nitrous oxide emissions from grassland after slurry application. P. Merino, S. Menéndez, M. Pinto, C. González-Murua and J.M. Estavillo

Nitrous oxide emissions from grazed grassland. O. Oenema, G. L. Velthof, S. Yamulki and S. C. Jarvis

Management of N mineralization from crop residues of high N content using amendment materials of varying quality. C.R. Rahn, G.D. Bending, M.K. Turner and R.D. Lillywhite

The effect of soil texture and soil drainage on emissions of nitric oxide and nitrous oxide. U. Skiba and B Ball

The influence of tillage on NO and N2O fluxes under spring and winter barley. U. Skiba, S. Van Dijk, and B.C. Ball

After the Kyoto Protocol: Can soil scientists make a useful contribution? K.A. Smith

Impacts of land management on fluxes of trace greenhouse gases. K. A. Smith and F. Conen

Emissions of N2O and NO associated with nitrogen fertilization in intensive agriculture, and the potential for mitigation. K. A. Smith, I. P. McTaggart and H. Tsuruta

Including trace gas fluxes in estimates of the carbon mitigation potential of UK agricultural land. P. Smith, K. W. T. Goulding, K. A. Smith, D. S. Powlson, J. U. Smith, P. Falloon and K. Coleman

Carbon cycling and sequestration opportunities in temperate grasslands. J.-F. Soussana, P. Loiseau, N. Vuichard, E. Ceschia, J. Balesdent, T. Chevallier and D. Arrouays

Control of nitrate leaching from a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone using paper mill waste. A. J. A. Vinten, R. Davies, K. Castle and E. M. Baggs

Nitrogen losses from outdoor pig farming systems. J. R. Williams, B. J. Chambers, A. R. Hartley, S. Ellis and H. J. Guise

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