Special Issue "Geochemistry of Landscape and Soil"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.
Interests: landscape geochemistry; geochemical barriers; heavy metals and metalloids; soil catena; elements partitioning; aquatic systems; road dust
Interests: soil chemistry; biogeochemistry; soil contamination
Interests: landscape geochemistry; partition; transport impacts on the environment
Interests: land degradation; soil and water quality; surface hydrology; nature based solutions
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Climate change and environmental pollution affect the equilibrium that has developed over a long period of time in the biosphere. Landscapes are an interface layer between the atmosphere, the lithosphere, the hydrosphere, the biosphere, and humans. Soils as a reflection of the landscape are at the forefront of these interactions, as they play an integral and decisive role in the provision of numerous ecosystem services. The unceasing development of advanced analytical techniques continues to change how questions on soil geochemistry and structure can be addressed, from nano- and micro-scales to the landscape and catchment scale.
This Special Issue of Water, entitled “Geochemistry of Landscape and Soil”, welcomes papers that describe field, experimental, and modeling studies related to the natural and human-caused balance of substances in the system “rocks–soils–aerosols–surface waters–bottom sediments–biota–people" and the adaptation of soils and landscapes to changing environments.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- an interdisciplinary understanding of how soils and landscapes function as media that provide for the migration and accumulation of substances;
- adaptation of the migration and accumulation of substances to changing environments in landscapes and soils;
- processes and mechanisms by which soils react to, and interact with, changes imposed by the wider environment or by direct human intervention (e.g., climate change, land-use, or management practice);
- human health in connection with soils and landscapes: hidden hunger, endemic diseases, environmental pollution, etc.;
- novel approaches, techniques, and methods for obtaining a new understanding of geochemical Earth-surface processes, especially in landscape catenas and river basins;
- geochemical partition of heavy metals and metalloids in landscapes and soils; and
- geochemical mitigation of soil and landscape degradation and enhancements in the supply of ecosystem services.
Prof. Dr. Nikolay Kasimov
Prof. Dr. Tatiana Minkina
Dr. Ivan Semenkov
Dr. Carla Sofia Santos Ferreira
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Water is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- environmental geochemistry
- soil pollution
- potentially toxic elements
- hidden hunger
- endemic diseases
- earth-surface processes
- landscape degradation
- ecosystem services