Vol 6 No 1 (2016)
Issue Description

Letter from the Editor-In-Chief

It is a pleasure to present the first issue of the sixth volume of the Spanish Journal of Soil Science. It contains articles derived from the VII Simposio Nacional sobre Control de la Degradación y Restauración de Suelos (Seventh National Symposium on Control of Soil Degradation and Restoration) held in Bilbao in June 2015, with Lur Epelde and Carlos Garbisu as guest editors.

Lately land degradation in southern Europe is causing pollution and Technosol management problems that are leading to an even greater impact than soil erosion had since the middle of last century. The issue you have in your hands is a good reflection of this situation, which also presents, among others, methodologies to holistically address soil health and remediation.

On behalf of the editorial team, we thank the authors for sending the manuscripts, the guest editors for their rigor in the selection and review of manuscripts, the referees for the quality of their reviews, and the team Universia for its professionalism.


Rosa M. Poch

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

Mikel Anza, Lur Epelde, Iker Martín-Sánchez, Fernando Blanco, Carlos Garbisu
Microbial indicators for assessing the adverse impact of technical-grade hexachlorocyclohexane on soil quality
Iker Mijangos Amezaga, Enaitz Muguerza Elustondo, Carlos Garbisu Crespo, Mikel Anza Hortala, Lur Epelde Sierra
Health cards for the evaluation of agricultural sustainability
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Marta Fernández-Boyano, David Tabernero-Pérez, Sergio Alonso-Herrero, José Miguel Pérez-Álvarez, Francisco José Blanco-Velázquez, María Anaya-Romero, José Enrique Fernández-Luque
Developing the prototype AndaLAND for agriculture soil and water assessment in climate change scenarios
María José Marqués Pérez, Pilar Carral, A. Álvarez-González, Irene Verdú, Sara Cantador
Application of dendrochronological analysis of Retama sphaerocarpa L. (Boiss) for dating agricultural abandonment

Soil management and land degradation, soil contamination, soil technology, protection and remediation

María José Fernández Alonso, Carlos Ortiz Oñate, Luis Gómez Fernández, Agustín Rubio Sánchez
Soil CO2 efflux as early response assessment for remediation of diesel polluted soils
Álvaro Herrán Fernández, Rafael G. Lacalle, María Jesús Iturritxa Vélez del Burgo, Mikel Martínez Azkuenaga, Juan Vilela Lozano
First results of Technosols constructed from municipal waste in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain)