Section Editors

Section Board for 'Agricultural Soils' (20)

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Prof. Dr. Ryusuke Hatano
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Graduate School of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
Interests: soil science; soil processes; soil qualities; soil degradation; biogeochemistry; greenhouse gas emissions; CO2; CH4; N2O; global warming; nitrogen cycling; nitrate leaching; water pollution; carbon cycling; soil respiration; organic matter decomposition; microbial biomass; soil carbon sequestration; land use change; climate change; watershed; agriculture management practices
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Dr. Eugenio Cavallo
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Institute for Agricultural and Earth-Moving Machines (IMAMOTER), Italian National Research Council (CNR), strada delle Cacce 73, 10135 Torino, Italy
Interests: application of new technologies in agriculture and forestry; adoption of techniques to reduce the impact of agriculture activities on the natural resources (water, air and soil) to improve the environmental, economic and social sustainability of agricultural and forestry industry
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Prof. Dr. Roberto Mancinelli
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Department of Agriculture and Forest Sciences (DAFNE), University of Viterbo, 01100, Viterbo, Italy
Interests: crop production; crop protection; weed control; agricultural systems and management; environment and climate change in agriculture
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Prof. Laura Ercoli
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Institute of Life Sciences, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy
Interests: biological fertilization of field crops; effect of land use intensity change and of conservation agriculture on crop yield and soil quality; plant/soil interactions and soil fertility; nutritional and nutraceutical properties of cereals and pseudocereals; agroecological synthesis of big data using meta-analytical techniques
Dr. Luuk Fleskens
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Soil Physics and Land Management – Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen, Netherlands
Interests: unlocking spatial soil management information; assessing viability and sustainability of land management; appreciating land management decisions
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Dr. Rosa Francaviglia
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Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA), Research Centre for Agriculture and Environment - Via della Navicella, 2-4, 00184 Rome, Italy
Interests: carbon sink in agricultural soils; cropping systems diversification and simulation models; climate change adaptation and mitigation in agriculture
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Dr. Eric Blanchart
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Functional Ecology and Biochemistry of Soils and Agroecosystems, Institute of Research for Development, Montpellier, France
Interests: soil ecology; soil nutrient cycling; ecological intensification of agriculture; soil carbon cycling; earthworms; soil health; tropical cropping systems
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Dr. Alexander Gröngröft
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Universität Hamburg, Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN), Institute of Soil Science, Allende-Platz 2, 20146 Hamburg, Germany
Interests: Soil water balances (measuring, modelling) and plant response on soil drought; Nutrient availability; Smallholder agriculture; Rangeland systems; Bush encroachment; Southern Africa
Dr. David R. Bryla
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U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Horticultural Crop Research Unit, Corvallis, Oregon, USA
Interests: irrigation; fertilization; and soil management of berry crops
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Dr. José Alfonso Gómez
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Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, CSIC, Córdoba, Spain
Interests: soil management; cover crops; modeling; erosion; water; landscape; desertification; GIS
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Prof. Dr. Elizabeth Baggs
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The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and The Roslin Institute, The University of Edinburgh, Easter Bush Campus, Midlothian, EH25 9RG, UK
Interests: plant-soil interactions; greenhouse gas production in soil; soil fertility; soil nutrient cycling; stable isotope techniques
Prof. Dr. Eric C. Brevik
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Departments of Natural Sciences and Agriculture and Technical Studies, Dickinson State University, Dickinson, ND 58601, USA
Interests: soil survey; soils and climate change; carbon sequestration by soils; soils and human health; electromagnetic induction techniques in soil
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Dr. Mirjam Helfrich
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Thünen-Institut für Agrarklimaschutz, Bundesallee 65, 38116 Braunschweig, Germany
Interests: environmental impact of agriculture on soil carbon dynamics; climate change; soils as source and sink for CO2; land use change; stable isotopes; biochar
Prof. Vito Armando Laudicina
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Department of Agricultural, Food and Forest Sciences, University of Palermo, 90128, Palermo, Italy
Interests: chemical and biochemical soil fertility; bio-indicators of soil quality; carbon pools and nutrient dynamics in soils; greenhouse gases emissions
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Prof. Claudio Marzadori
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Department of Agricultural and Food Science (DISTAL), University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Interests: soil carbon cycle; soil fertility; soil biological properties; waste biomass recycling in soil
Dr. Stefano Mocali
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Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria – Centro di ricerca Agricoltura e Ambiente (CREA – AA), 50121 - Cascine del Riccio, Firenze, Italy
Interests: soil microbial ecology, soil biodiversity and ecosystem services, plant-soil-microbe initteractions, soil sustainability
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Dr. Youry Pii
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Faculty of Science and Technology, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Bolzano, Italy
Interests: Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria, Iron deficiency, Iron-Sulphur interplay, Nitrate uptake, Rhizosphere Microbiome, Agrochemicals
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Dr. Riccardo Scotti
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University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0E, UK
Interests: organic agriculture; sustainable agriculture; soil fertility; soil quality; green waste recycling; compost; organic amendments; organic matter; soil organic carbon; soil enzymes; soil enzymatic activities; PGPR; microbial ecology; metagenomics; soil microbiome; plant-bacteria interactions
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Dr. Judith M. Tisdall
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Department of Agricultural Sciences, La Trobe University 3086, Victoria, Australia
Interests: biology applied to agronomy; technology for farming and the use of plants; soil science and soil conservation; agroecology; sustainability
Prof. Dr. Johann G. Zaller
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Institute of Zoology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), Austria
Interests: agroecology; non-target effects of pesticides; soil ecology; organic farming; crop production; landscape ecology; citizen science; global change ecology; sustainable agriculture
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