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Section Board for 'Agricultural Soils' (63)

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Prof. Dr. Ryusuke Hatano
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Graduate School of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060-8589, 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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Prof. Dr. David Fangueiro
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LEAF research center, Terra associated laboratory, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Universidade de Lisboa, Tapada da Ajuda, 1349-017 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: animal manure management; greenhouse gases and ammonia emissions; manure acidification; solid-liquid separation; organic fertilizers; nitrogen and phosphorous dynamics; carbon footprint; orchards
Dr. Cristina Abbate
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Department of Agriculture Food and Environment, University of Catania, Catania, Italy
Interests: soil microorganisms; pesticides; biodegradable polymers; biodegradation; bioremediation; cover crops; allelochemicals
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Prof. Dr. Amanullah
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Department of Agronomy, The University of Agriculture, Peshawar 25130, Pakistan
Interests: crop nutrition; crop physiology; crop production; crop competition; dryland agriculture
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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. 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
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Dr. Luciano Beneduce
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Department of the Science of Agriculture, Food, Natural Resources and Engineering (DAFNE) University of Foggia, Via Napoli, 25, 71122 Foggia, Italy
Interests: soil microbiology; soil microbiome; rhizosphere; effect of biomass application on soil microbiota; reuse of wastewater in irrigation
Prof. Dr. Borbála Biró
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Department of Agri-Environmental Sciences, Szent Istvan University, 1118 Budapest, Hungary
Interests: applied soil ecology; beneficial microorganisms; symbiosis; biofertilizers; soil Fertility; soil Health; inoculation; organic agriculture; environmental microbiology; bioremediation
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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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. 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. Paolo Carletti
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Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and Environment (DAFNAE), University of Padua, Padua, Italy
Interests: plant biostimulants; organic farming; soil chemistry; soil biodiversity; soil enzyme activities; soil fertility; heavy metals; proteomics; plant physiology; plant nutrition
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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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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. 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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Prof. Dr. Weixin Ding
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State Key Laboratory of Soil and Sustainable Agriculture, Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Interests: greenhouse gas emission; microbial processes; wetland; agricultural field
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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
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, 6708 PB 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. Jose L. Gabriel
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INIA-Departamento de Medio Ambiente y Agronomía, Carretera de la Coruña km.7,5, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: sustainable cropping systems; nitrogen use efficiency; water use efficiency; soil; optical sensors; nitrogen losses; fertilization; cover crops
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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. 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. 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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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. Dr. Mingbin Huang
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State Key Laboratory of Soil Erosion and Dryland Farming on the Loess Plateau, Institute of Soil and Water Conservation, Northwest A & F University, Yangling 712100, China
Interests: soil water management; the water-plant relationship; waste land reclamation; water-heat-solute coupling transport in soil; soil and water losses
Prof. Dr. Nguyen V. Hue
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Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
Interests: soil acidity; biochar; compost; heavy metals; soil health
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. Gunnar Kirchhof
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School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Interests: soil and water conservation; erosion management; soil fertility; water use efficiency; capacity building for developing countries
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Dr. Pavel Krasilnikov
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Department of Soil Geography, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Leninskie Gory 1, 119991 Moscow, Russia
Interests: sustainability; soil conservation; carbon sequestration; land degradation; soil classification; pedology; soil geography; spatial variability of soil properties; soil survey; pedogenesis
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Dr. Vito Armando Laudicina
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Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Alimentari e Forestali, University Palermo, Viale Sci, I-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. Lubomir Lichner
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Institute of Hydrology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Dúbravská cesta 9, 84104 Bratislava, Slovakia
Interests: soil water repellency; soil hydrophysical properties; field abandonment; preferential flow in soil
Prof. Dr. Wanting Ling
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College of Resources and Environmental Sciences, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095, China
Interests: soil remediation; organic pollutants; agro-environmental contamination and human health; endophytes; biodegradation and bioremediation; crop residue and biochar; rhizosphere; plant uptake of pollutants
Dr. Beatriz Lozano-Garcia
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SUMAS Research Group, Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Soil Science and Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Agrifood Campus of International Excellence - ceiA3, University of Cordoba, 14071 Cordoba, Spain
Interests: soil organic carbon; soil C sink; soil quality; soil degradation; soil use; soil management; soil erosion
Dr. Sven Marhan
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Institute of Soil Science and Land Evaluation, Soil Biology Section, University of Hohenheim, Emil-Wolff-Straße 27, 70599 Stuttgart, Germany
Interests: climate change; soil ecology; soil fauna; soil microorganisms; greenhouse gases; soil organic matter; denitrification, biochar, microplastic in soil
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. Ana P G C Marques
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Environment and Resources, Centro de Biotecnologia e Quimica Fina, Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, 4169-005 Porto, Portugal
Interests: soil remediation; plant growth promoting bacteria; mychorrizal fungi; bioenergy; wastewater treatment; sustainable agriculture
Prof. Dr. María Martínez-Mena
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Soil and Water Conservation Research Group, CEBAS-CSIC, 30100 Murcia, Spain
Interests: soil carbon sequestration; soil erosion; agriculture management practices; land use change; soil quality; soil physical properties; ecosystem services; climate change adaptation and mitigation in agriculture
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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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. 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. William A. Payne
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College of Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Natural Resources, University of Nevada, Reno, NV, USA
Interests: crop physiology; systems agronomy; soil physics and hydrology; soil fertility and plant nutrition; international agriculture; sustainability; agro-climatology; modeling; alternative crops; crop diversification; and research administration and planning
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. Martin Pipíška
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Department of Chemistry, University of Trnava, Hornopotočná 23, 918 43 Trnava, Slovakia
Interests: remediation; biosorption process modelling; water contamination; heavy metals and radionuclides accumulation; biochar
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Prof. Dr. Jose Joaquin Ramos-Miras
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Departament of Didáctica de las Ciencias Sociales y Experimentales, Cordoba University, Almería, Spain
Interests: soil; contamination; greenhouse; heavy metals
Dr. Sónia M. Rodrigues
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CESAM & Departamento de Ambiente e Ordenamento, Universidade de Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: soil pollution; soil chemistry; risk assessment; soil quality; potentially toxic elements; nanotechnology; food safety; sustainable agriculture
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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Prof. Dr. Manuel Ângelo Rosa Rodrigues
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Mountain Research Centre (CIMO), Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (IPB), 5300-253 Bragança, Portugal
Interests: nitrogen management in agroecosystems; cover cropping and soil management in perennial tree crops and vineyards; soil testing and plant analysis; fertilizer recommendation systems; legumes in agricultural systems; production of medicinal and aromatic plants; energy crops; plant biostimulants
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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. Mariko Shimizu
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Cold-Region Agricultural Development Research Group Civil Engineering Research Institute for Cold Region, Sapporo, Japan
Interests: soil qualities; greenhouse gas emissions; nitrogen cycling; soil carbon sequestration; agricultural management; irrigation
Dr. Alin Song
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Key Laboratory of Plant Nutrition and Fertilizer, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs/Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
Interests: sustainable land management measures and mechanisms; soil rhizosphere processes and fertility; nutrient cycling and microbial mechanisms in soil–plant interactions
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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. Peter Strauss
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Federal Agency for Water Management Austria, Vienna, Austria
Interests: soil erosion; catchment hydrology; soil conservation; soil hydrology
Dr. Daniel G. Strawn
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Department of Soil and Water Systems, University of Idaho, 875 Perimeter Drive MS 2340, Moscow, ID 83844-2340, USA
Interests: soil chemistry; phosphorus biogeochemistry; trace element biogeochemistry; environmental pollution; water quality
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
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
Dr. Daniel Wipf
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Agrécolologie, AgroSup Dijon, CNRS, Université de Bourgogne, INRAE, Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Dijon, France
Interests: mycorrhiza; common mycelial network; transporters; molecular mechanisms
Prof. Dr. Qiang-Sheng Wu
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1. College of Horticulture and Gardening, Yangtze University, Jingzhou 434025, Hubei, China
2. Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Hradec Kralove, 50003 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Interests: mycorrhizal fungi; drought stress; horticultural plants; soil structure; soil fertility
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Prof. Dr. Markku Yli-Halla
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Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Helsinki, 00014 Helsinki, Finland
Interests: issues of soil fertility and environmental quality; acid sulfate soils; a long-term experiment on phosphorus (P) fertilization, soil classification (WRB, Soil Taxonomy) and fertilizer value of the sediment dredged from a constructed wetland
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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
Prof. Dr. Xudong Zhang
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Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang 110016, China
Interests: soil carbon; soil nitrogen; microbial process; microbial necromass; amino sugar
Prof. Dr. Hu Zhou
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College of Land Science and Technology, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100193, China
Interests: soil physics; tillage; soil-plant interaction
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