Letter of the Editor-In-Chief
The VI Iberian Congress of Soil Science took place in June 2014 in Santiago de Compostela. Five plenary lectures and more than 160 papers covering a broad cross-section of soil science disciplines were presented. The Spanish Journal of Soil Science is pleased to publish two special issues by guest editors Drs María Teresa Barral Silva and Montserrat Diaz Raviña, with a selection of articles derived from the Congress revised through the standard review process of the SJSS. The articles presented in this first special issue deal with the effects of fire and post-fire management, pollution of soils and soil carbon stocks. You will also find two papers on the opinion on the future of soil science, a very timely topic in the framework of the International Year of Soils 2015.
Rosa M. Poch