Special Issue "Nutrient–Pollutant Interactions in the Soil–Rhizosphere–Plant System"

A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472). This special issue belongs to the section "Agricultural Soils".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 July 2022) | Viewed by 408

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Paula Pérez-Rodríguez
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Guest Editor
Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry Area, Plant Biology and Soil Science Department, University of Vigo, Ourense Campus, Science Faculty, 32004 Ourense, Spain
Interests: soil–rhizosphere–plant system; rhizosphere pollution; rhizosphere processes; pollutant transformation in situ; heavy-metal-polluted soils; phytoremediation; bioavailability
Dr. Diego Soto Gómez
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Co-Guest Editor
Department of Agricultural Engineering, Technical University of Cartagena, Paseo Alfonso XIII, 48, 30203 Cartagena, Spain
Interests: soil physics; soil microbiology; pollutant transport; perennial crops; pore architecture
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are launching a Special Issue about the interactions among pollutants and nutrients in the soil–rhizosphere–plant system. The rhizosphere is a hot spot of interactions and transformations in the soil–plant system. Its particular conditions mean that processes occurring there are quicker and greater than in bulk soil. The occurrence of pollutants in this part of the system is very common, especially in agricultural soils or soils near non-point source pollution. Studies on pollutant occurrence, nutrient pools and their sources, pollutant effects on microorganisms, and introducing innovative techniques to reveal the functioning of the rhizosphere are still needed to decipher the soil–plant system.

Therefore, in this Special Issue we call for research manuscripts focused on:

  1. Monitoring the natural occurrence of pollutants and nutrient pools in the plant–soil system;
  2. Deciphering nutrient and pollutant sources and pathways in the rhizosphere;
  3. Introducing innovative and/or combined techniques to decipher processes in the rhizosphere;
  4. Addressing bioavailability in the soil–rhizosphere–plant system;
  5. Nutrient and pollutant interactions in the rhizosphere: effects and changes in soil microbiology.

Dr. Paula Pérez-Rodríguez
Dr. Diego Soto Gómez
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • rhizosphere hot spot
  • nutrient–pollutant interactions
  • biogeochemical processes
  • bioavailability
  • soil microbiology
  • innovative techniques

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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