International Journal of Soil Biology
Soil biology is a rapidly developing field in ecology and ecosystem studies. Analysis of biological structures, interactions, functions, and processes in soil is fundamental for understanding natural and managed terrestrial ecosystems. Such an understanding is a prerequisite for appropriate soil management. Pedobiologia publishes papers in the field of soil biology (soil zoology and soil microbiology). The scope of this journal consists in fundamental and applied aspects of soil biology. Structural characteristics of the community of soil biota, interactions of soil organisms and the effect of organisms on soil processes are key focal points. Preferentially experimental work is published but more theoretical, descriptive or methodological studies and review articles are also included.
Editors-in-Chief: Stefan Scheu , Matthias C. Rillig
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109 Curry, J.P. | Schmidt, O. The feeding ecology of earthworms - A review Pedobiologia, Volume 50, Issue 6, 2007-01-04, Pages 463-477 39 Steiner, C. | Das, K.C. | Garcia, M. | Förster, B. | Zech, W. Charcoal and smoke extract stimulate the soil microbial community in a highly weathered xanthic Ferralsol Pedobiologia, Volume 51, Issue 5-6, 2008-04-08, Pages 359-366 32 Huang, J. | Xu, Q. | Sun, Z.J. | Tang, G.L. | Su, Z.Y. Identifying earthworms through DNA barcodes Pedobiologia, Volume 51, Issue 4, 2007-10-19, Pages 301-309 30 Huhta, V. The role of soil fauna in ecosystems: A historical review Pedobiologia, Volume 50, Issue 6, 2007-01-04, Pages 489-495 30 Heneghan, L. | Steffen, J. | Fagen, K. Interactions of an introduced shrub and introduced earthworms in an Illinois urban woodland: Impact on leaf litter decomposition Pedobiologia, Volume 50, Issue 6, 2007-01-04, Pages 543-551 28 de Vaufleury, A. | Kramarz, P.E. | Binet, P. | Cortet, J. | Caul, S. | Andersen, M.N. | Plumey, E. | Coeurdassier, M. | Krogh, P.H. Exposure and effects assessments of Bt-maize on non-target organisms (gastropods, microarthropods, mycorrhizal fungi) in microcosms Pedobiologia, Volume 51, Issue 3, 2007-08-15, Pages 185-194 28 Wakelin, S.A. | Gregg, A.L. | Simpson, R.J. | Li, G.D. | Riley, I.T. | McKay, A.C. Pasture management clearly affects soil microbial community structure and N-cycling bacteria Pedobiologia, Volume 52, Issue 4, 2009-05-10, Pages 237-251 27 Purin, S. | Rillig, M.C. The arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal protein glomalin: Limitations, progress, and a new hypothesis for its function Pedobiologia, Volume 51, Issue 2, 2007-06-20, Pages 123-130 27 Wehner, J. | Antunes, P.M. | Powell, J.R. | Mazukatow, J. | Rillig, M.C. Plant pathogen protection by arbuscular mycorrhizas: A role for fungal diversity? Pedobiologia, Volume 53, Issue 3, 2010-05-10, Pages 197-201 27 Velasquez, E. | Pelosi, C. | Brunet, D. | Grimaldi, M. | Martins, M. | Rendeiro, A.C. | Barrios, E. | Lavelle, P. This ped is my ped: Visual separation and near infrared spectra allow determination of the origins of soil macroaggregates Pedobiologia, Volume 51, Issue 1, 2007-04-10, Pages 75-87
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Volume 54, Supplement,
Published December 2011
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1 Gabriel Perez | Thibaud Decaëns | Gaylord Dujardin | Marthe Akpa-Vinceslas | Estelle Langlois | Matthieu Chauvat Response of collembolan assemblages to plant species successional gradient Pedobiologia, Available online 18 May 2013 2 J.F. Ponge | S. Salmon Spatial and taxonomic correlates of species and species trait assemblages in soil invertebrate communities Pedobiologia, Volume 56, Issue 3, May 2013, Pages 129-136 3 Jean-Martial Johnson | Pascal Houngnandan | Aboubacry Kane | Kadidia B. Sanon | Marc Neyra Diversity patterns of indigenous arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi associated with rhizosphere of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.) in Benin, West Africa Pedobiologia, Volume 56, Issue 3, May 2013, Pages 121-128 4 Oksana L. Shilenkova | Alexei V. Tiunov Soil𢀓litter nitrogen transfer and changes in δ13C and δ15N values in decomposing leaf litter during laboratory incubation Pedobiologia, Volume 56, Issue 3, May 2013, Pages 147-152 5 Thomas Buse | Liliane Ruess | Juliane Filser New trophic biomarkers for Collembola reared on algal diets Pedobiologia, Volume 56, Issue 3, May 2013, Pages 153-159 6 Juan D. Delgado | Gustavo M. Morales | Natalia L. Arroyo | José M. Fernández-Palacios The responses of leaf litter invertebrates to environmental gradients along road edges in subtropical island forests Pedobiologia, Volume 56, Issue 3, May 2013, Pages 137-146 7 Javier Valera-Burgos | María Zunzunegui | Mari Cruz Díaz-Barradas Do leaf traits and nitrogen supply affect decomposability rates of three Mediterranean species growing under different competition levels? Pedobiologia, Volume 56, Issue 3, May 2013, Pages 113-119 8 P. Wang | B. Shu | Y. Wang | D.J. Zhang | J.F. Liu | R.X. Xia Diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in red tangerine (Citrus reticulata Blanco) rootstock rhizospheric soils from hillside citrus orchards Pedobiologia, Volume 56, Issue 3, May 2013, Pages 161-167 9 Kyle Wickings | A. Stuart Grandy Management intensity interacts with litter chemistry and climate to drive temporal patterns in arthropod communities during decomposition Pedobiologia, Volume 56, Issue 2, 10 March 2013, Pages 105-112 10 Guy W. Beresford | Greg Selby | John C. Moore Lethal and sub-lethal effects of UV-B radiation exposure on the collembolan Folsomia candida (Willem) in the laboratory Pedobiologia, Volume 56, Issue 2, 10 March 2013, Pages 89-95
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