Special Issue "Biochar as Option for Sustainable Resource Management"

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A special issue of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 December 2012)

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Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Bruno Glaser
Soil Biogeochemistry, Martin-Luther-University, Halle-Wittenberg, Von-Seckendorff-Platz 3, 06120 Halle/Saale, Germany
Website: http://www.landw.uni-halle.de/prof/bodenbiogeochemie/mitarbeiterinnen/bruno_glaser/
E-Mail: bruno.glaser@landw.uni-halle.de
Phone: +49 345 5522531

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Dear Colleagues,

Recently, biochar has been proposed as means of sequestering C as a stable form in soil. Suitability of biochar for C sequestration depends on the overall C balance of biochar after carbonization and its long-term stability in soils. Other observed yet poorly understood benefits of biochar application include decreases in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, increase of nutrient and water retention, stabilization and destabilization of native soil organic matter, and decrease of bioavailability of organic/inorganic contaminants in soils. Biochar-induced immobilization of toxic metals in contaminated soils has recently received considerable attention. Despite these diverse benefits of biochar on a variety of soil properties, fundamental knowledge in soil-plant-water-biochar interactions is still lacking. Long-term ecological sustainability should be taken into account when applying biochar to soil for agriculture or remediation.

Prof. Dr. Bruno Glaser
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • biochar standardization/certification
  • land use impact
  • life cycle assessment
  • integration of scientific results
  • results of experimental studies

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p. 34-51
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Agronomy 2014, 4(1), 34-51; doi:10.3390/agronomy4010034
Received: 10 October 2013; in revised form: 13 December 2013 / Accepted: 23 December 2013 / Published: 22 January 2014
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p. 462-473
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Agronomy 2013, 3(2), 462-473; doi:10.3390/agronomy3020462
Received: 10 January 2013; in revised form: 7 May 2013 / Accepted: 8 May 2013 / Published: 22 May 2013
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p. 404-418
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Agronomy 2013, 3(2), 404-418; doi:10.3390/agronomy3020404
Received: 18 February 2013; in revised form: 26 April 2013 / Accepted: 26 April 2013 / Published: 7 May 2013
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p. 349-375
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Agronomy 2013, 3(2), 349-375; doi:10.3390/agronomy3020349
Received: 30 November 2012; in revised form: 20 January 2013 / Accepted: 7 April 2013 / Published: 23 April 2013
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p. 313-339
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Agronomy 2013, 3(2), 313-339; doi:10.3390/agronomy3020313
Received: 3 December 2012; in revised form: 25 February 2013 / Accepted: 7 April 2013 / Published: 18 April 2013
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p. 275-293
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Agronomy 2013, 3(2), 275-293; doi:10.3390/agronomy3020275
Received: 1 February 2013; in revised form: 8 April 2013 / Accepted: 8 April 2013 / Published: 16 April 2013
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p. 294-312
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Agronomy 2013, 3(2), 294-312; doi:10.3390/agronomy3020294
Received: 30 November 2012; in revised form: 23 January 2013 / Accepted: 7 April 2013 / Published: 16 April 2013
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p. 256-274
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Agronomy 2013, 3(2), 256-274; doi:10.3390/agronomy3020256
Received: 29 December 2012; in revised form: 1 March 2013 / Accepted: 7 April 2013 / Published: 11 April 2013
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