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Advances in Agronomy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123741653, 9780080921006

Advances in Agronomy, Volume 95

1st Edition

Serial Editor: Donald Sparks
Paperback ISBN: 9780323283021
eBook ISBN: 9780080921006
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123741653
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 2nd October 2007
Page Count: 396
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Table of Contents

  1. The Emerging Global Water Crisis: Managing Scarcity and Conflict Between Water Users
    - W. A. Jury and H. J. Vaux, Jr.

    2. Beyond Structural Genomics for Plant Science
    - R. A. Dixon, J. H. Bouton, B. Narasimhamoorthy, M. Saha, Z. Wang and G. D. May

    3. The Molecularization of Public Sector Crop Breeding: Progress, Problems and Prospects
    - S. L. Dwivedi, J. H. Crouch, D. J. Mackill, Y Xu, M. W. Blair, M. Ragot,
    H. D. Upadhyaya and R. Ortiz

    4. Breeding Crops for Durable Resistance to Disease
    - D. D. Stuthman, K. J. Leonard and J. Miller-Garvin


Advances in Agronomy continues to be recognized as a leading reference and a first-rate source for the latest research in agronomy. As always, the subjects covered are varied and exemplary of the myriad of subject matter dealt with by this long-running serial.

Volume 94 contains four superior reviews and 17 tables and 30 figures.

Key Features

  • Maintains the highest impact factor among serial publications in Agriculture
    * Presents timely reviews on important agronomy issues
    * Enjoys a long-standing reputation for excellence in the field


Professionals, researchers, students, and government involved in agronomy, crop & soil sciences, plant science, and environmental sciences


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About the Serial Editor

Donald Sparks

Donald L. Sparks is the S. Hallock du Pont Chair in Soil and Environmental Chemistry, Francis Alison Professor and Director of the Delaware Environmental Institute at the University of Delaware. He is internationally recognized for his landmark research on the kinetics and mechanisms of metal/oxyanion/nutrient reactions at biogeochemical interfaces. His pioneering studies on kinetic processes in soils and minerals include the development of widely used and novel kinetic methods, elucidation of rate-limiting steps and mechanisms over a range of spatial and temporal scales, and coupling of real-time kinetic studies with in-situ molecular scale investigations. His discoveries on the speciation, formation rates and stability mechanisms of metal hydroxide surface precipitates, and their role in the retention and bioavailability of toxic metals in the terrestrial environment, have received worldwide attention. This research has led to more effective soil remediation strategies and predictive models.

He is the author or coauthor of 286 publications. These include: 11 edited books, 53 book chapters, and 219 refereed papers. He is the author of two widely adopted textbooks, Kinetics of Soil Chemical Processes and Environmental Soil Chemistry (two editions) published by Academic Press. Dr. Sparks is an ISI Highly Cited Researcher; his research has been cited more than 8380 times and his h-index is 53 (Web of Science). Dr. Sparks has served as editor of Advances in Agronomy since 1991, having edited 77 volumes. He has given over 200 invited presentations at scientific conferences throughout the world, and been a lecturer at 98 universities and institutes in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

He has received numerous honors and awards including Fellow of five scientific societies, national and international research awards, distinguished fellowships and lectureships, and teaching and mentoring awards. He has advised 90 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers and been the recipient of more than $50 million in research funding. He served as President of both the Soil Science Society of America and the International Union of Soil Sciences.

Affiliations and Expertise

S. Hallock du Pont Chair in Soil and Environmental Chemistry and Director, Delaware Environmental Institute, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA