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Section Board for 'Agricultural Soils' (37)

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Prof. Dr. Ryusuke Hatano
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Graduate School of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, 060-8589 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. Raimundo Jimenez-Ballesta
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Department of Geology and Geochemistry, Autonoma University of Madrid, 28049 Madrid, Spain
Interests: soil scienc; soil cartography; environmental assessment; soil contamination environmental protection; soil contamination; soil quality
Dr. Margarita Ros
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CEBAS-CSIC, Group of Soil Enzimology and Biorremediation and Organic Wastes, Campus de Espinardo, E-30100 Murcia, Spain
Interests: soil quality; soil microbial community; metagenomic; metabolomic; biocontrol; composting; horticulture; beneficial microorganisms
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Dr. José Antonio Pascual
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CEBAS-CSIC, Group of Soil Enzimology and Biorremediation and Organic Wastes, Campus de Espinardo, E-30100 Murcia, Spain
Interests: microbial ecology; microbial diversity; biodiversity; fungal community; bacterial community; soil quality; soil organic matter
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Prof. Dr. Zhongqi Cheng
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Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, Brooklyn, NY 11210, USA
Interests: urban soil contamination and its implication on urban agriculture and public health; green infrastructure for stormwater control; beneficial reuse of urban solid wastes
Dr. Miguel Soriano
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Department of Agronomy, University of Almeria, 04120 Almeria, Spain
Interests: soil quality; soil biology; soil and environmental microbiome; metagenomics; human microbiome
Dr. Francesco Primo Vaccari
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Institute of BioEconomy, National Research Council (IBE-CNR), Via Caproni 8, 50145 Firenze, Italy
Interests: plant ecology; climate change impact and mitigation; effects of high CO2 on crops and natural ecosystems; biosphere atmosphere interactions; biochar
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Dr. Maria A. Tsiafouli
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Department of Ecology, School of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: soil organisms; biodiversity; climate change; ecosystem services; agro-ecosytems; Mediterranean
Prof. Dr. Luis Parras-Alcantara
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Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Soil Science and Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Agrifood Campus of International Excellence - ceiA3. Campus Rabanales, Marie Curie Building, University of Córdoba–UCO, 14071 Córdoba, Spain
Interests: soil science; soil quality; soil degradation; carbon cycling; soil organic carbon; soil carbon sequestration; land use change; agriculture management practices
Dr. Thomas F. Ducey
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Agricultural Research Service (USDA), Florence, SC, USA
Interests: microbiology; soil microbial ecology; applied microbiology; biostimulants; nitrogen cycling; biochar
Dr. Claudia Di Bene
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Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Research Centre for Agriculture and Environment (CREA-AA), 00184 Rome, Italy
Interests: carbon sink in agricultural soils; cropping systems diversification and simulation models; GHG emissions from agricultural soils; climate change adaptation and mitigation in agriculture
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Dr. Vasileios Antoniadis
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Department of Agriculture, Crop Production and Rural Environment, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece
Interests: soil contamination; heavy metals; use of organic amendments; potentially toxic elements; soil fertility; plant nutrition; soil micronutrient dynamics; soil-plant interface processes
Prof. Dr. Markku Yli-Halla

Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, Environmental Soil Science, University of Helsinki, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
Interests: soil science; soil chemistry; soil classification; soil fertility; soil analysis; plant nutrition; acid sulfate soils; leaching of elements; phosphorus; tropical agriculture
Prof. Dr. Timothy L. Grey
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Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, University of Georgia, Tifton, GA 31973, USA
Interests: pesticide dissipation; vegetables, tree nut, physiological crop and weed responses to herbicides
Dr. Laura Giagnoni
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Department of Civil, Environmental, Architectural Engineering and Mathematics (DICATAM), University of Brescia, Via Branze, 43 25123 Brescia, Italy
Interests: soil; soil science; soil chemistry; soil biochemistry; soil fertility; soil contamination; bioremediation; biochar
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Dr. Pilar Andrés
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CREAF, Campus de Bellaterra (UAB) Edifici C, 08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain
Interests: soil biodiversity; soil environmental services; sustainable land management; regenerative agriculture; food security; soil restoration; agricultural GHGs; carbon sequestration; agroecosystems
Dr. Mumtaz Cheema
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School of Science and the Environment, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Corner Brook, NL A2H 5G4, Canada
Interests: Integrated nutrient management; nutrient cycling; sustainable cropping systems; boreal climate; agronomic crops; horticultural crops; growth media/formulations; soil amendments; industrial waste; wood ash; wood sludge; dairy digestate; rock dust; fish waste; abiotic stresses management strategies; stress tolerance; GHG emission monitoring; GHG emission mitigation; crop rotation/cover crops; biochar; nitrification inhibitors
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Dr. Sara Marinari
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Department for Innovation in Biological, Agro-food and Forest systems DIBAF, Tuscia University, Tuscia, Italy
Interests: soil science; pedogenesis; soil processes; biogeochemical cycling; agricultural management
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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: agriculture; innovation; sustainability; natural resources; safety; health
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Prof. Dr. Roberto Mancinelli
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Department of Agriculture and Forest Sciences (DAFNE), University of Tuscia, 01100, Viterbo, Italy
Interests: crop production; crop protection; weed control; agricultural systems and management; environment and climate change in agriculture; greenhouse gas emissions
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Prof. Dr. 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 Group, Wageningen University and Research, Wageningen, The 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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Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN), Institute of Soil Science, Universität Hamburg, 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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Horticultural Crop Research Unit, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Corvallis, OR, 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. 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
Dr. Vito Armando Laudicina
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Department of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Sciences, University of Palermo, Viale delle Scienze, Building 4, 90128 Palermo, Italy
Interests: soil fertility; indicators of soil quality; soil carbon dynamics; soil microorganisms; greenhouse gas emissions from soil and wastewater treatment
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Dr. 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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Council for Agricultural Research and Analysis of the Agricultural Economy, Research Centre for Agriculture and Environment, 50125 Cascine del Riccio, 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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Prof. Dr. Qiang-Sheng Wu
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1. College of Horticulture and Gardening, Yangtze University, Jingzhou,Hubei, China
2. Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of HradecKralove, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Interests: mycorrhizal fungi; drought stress; horticultural plants; soil structure; soil fertility
Dr. Riccardo Scotti
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Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0ES, 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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