Special Issue "Ecological Environment and Microbial Community of Agricultural Soils"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2023 | Viewed by 874
Interests: soil microbiology; ecology of methanotrophs; anthropogenic disturbed soils; plant-microbe interactions
Interests: soil microbiome; soil metagenomics; soil organic matter; soil phytopathogens; soil assessment; agroecosystems; manure microbiome; plant rhizosphere
Interests: soil biology; soil bacteria; nitrogen cycle; glyphosate; bioremediation; qPCR; metabarcoding; phosphorous cycle; phytopathogens; soil remediation
The agricultural soil environment is a complex system that includes various physical, chemical, and biological components that have an impact on the development and activity of soil microbial communities. Agricultural practices such as plowing, fertilizer, crop rotation, and the use of pesticides can reduce microbial diversity and alter microbial activity. Modern ecologically sound agriculture depends on the preservation of robust, diversified populations and productive microbial communities in the soil, as well as the development of management techniques that support these ecosystems.
The goals of this Special Issue are to describe the progress in the relationship between the ecological environment and the microbial community of agricultural soils, to show how the microbiome and soil function are intertwined, to examine the factors that affect crop productivity, nutrient cycling, and soil health, and to provide ecological insights into bioindicators of soil properties that are important to soil health. In this Special Issue, we invite submissions of research articles and reviews that incorporate studies from several fields (for example, agricultural sciences, biology, environmental sciences, and data science) and interdisciplinary research that expands our understanding of the complex interactions between agricultural management, soil ecology, and microbial communities.
Dr. Irina K. Kravchenko
Dr. Mikhail V. Semenov
Dr. Alena D. Zhelezova
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- soil health
- land use
- microbial diversity
- microbial interactions
- nutrient cycling
- agricultural impact
- soil amendments