Vol 5 No 2 (2015)
Issue Description

Letter of the Editor-In-Chief

The IV Iberian Congress of Soil Science took place during the month of June 2014 in Santiago de Compostela. Five plenary lectures and more than 150 papers covering, transversally, all disciplines of soil science were presented. The Spanish Journal of Soil Science, through the careful editing by Drs Maria Teresa Silva Barral and Montserrat Diaz-Raviña, as guest editors, is pleased to publish two special issues with a selection of articles derived from the Congress, which have been revised through the standard review process of SJSS. The articles presented in this second special issue deal with soil and water pollution and sanitation, forest and wetland soil quality, and the effects of fire on soils. We thank the guest editors, the authors and the reviewers for the scientific quality of their work that will help to increase the quality of the SJSS.


Rosa M. Poch

Soil quality, soils and environmental quality, soil use, soil use changes and sustainability

Manuel Madeira
Thirty years of research on soil quality in forest systems under Mediterranean conditions. Trends and future
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Genesis, morphology and micromorphology of soils

Héctor Moreno-Ramón, Ángel Marqués-Mateu, Sara Ibáñez-Asensio, Juan Manuel Gisbert Blanquer
Wetland soils under rice management and seawater intrusion: Characterization and classification
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Soil management and land degradation, soil contamination, soil technology, protection and remediation

Alfonso Rodríguez-Vila, Verónica Asensio, Rubén Forján, Emma F. Covelo
Remediation of a copper mine soil with organic amendments: compost and biochar versus Technosol and biochar
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Mª Elvira López-Mosquera, Adolfo López-Fabal, Marta Illera Vives, Socorro Seoane Labandeira
Use of elemental sulphur as an acidifying soil amendment for Brassica napus cultivation
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Natalia Seco-Reigosa, María J. Fernández-Sanjurjo, Avelino Núñez-Delgado, Laura Cutillas-Barreiro, Antía Gómez-Armesto, Juan Carlos Nóvoa-Muñoz, Manuel Arias-Estévez, Esperanza Álvarez-Rodríguez
Heavy metals in pastureland soils situated in A Pastoriza (NW Spain) treated with cattle slurry and NPK fertilizers
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Alba Lombao, Ana Barreiro, Javier Cancelo-González, Ángela Martín, Montserrat Díaz-Raviña
Impact of thermal shock on forest soils affected by fires of different severity and recurrence
Javier Cancelo-González, Diego Martiñá Prieto, Remigio Paradelo, María Teresa Barral
A microcosm study of permeable reactive barriers filled with granite powder and compost for the treatment of water contaminated with Cr (VI)