Advances in Agronomy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123742063, 9780080554433

Advances in Agronomy, Volume 96

1st Edition

Serial Editors: Donald Sparks
eBook ISBN: 9780080554433
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123742063
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 31st October 2007
Page Count: 442
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Table of Contents

Comparative Typology in Six European Low-Intensity Systems of Grassland Management

  • R. Caballero, J. A. Riseth, N. Labba, E. Tyran, W. Musial, E. Molik, A. Boltshauser, P. Hofstetter, A. Gueydon, N. Roeder, H.Hoffmann, M. B. Moreira, I. S. Coelho, O. Brito and A. Gil

Water Flow in the Roots of Crop Species: The Influence of Root Structure, Aquaporin Activity and Waterlogging

  • H. Bramley, D. W. Turner, S. D. Tyerman and N. C. Turner

Ecology of Denitrifying Prokaryotes in Agricultural Soil

  • L. Philippot, S. Hallin and M. Schloter

Strategies of Plants to Adapt to Mineral Stresses in Problem Soils

  • S. Hiradate, J. F. Ma and H. Matsumoto

Microbial Ecology of Methanogens and Methanotrophs in Rice Fields

- R. Conrad

Phytoremediation of Sodic and Saline-Sodic Soils

  • M. Qadir, J. D. Oster, S. Schubert, A. D. Noble and K. L. Sahrawat

Linking Soil Organisms Within Food Webs to Ecosystem Functioning and Environmental Change

- J. Powell and J. Klironomos


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 96 contains seven superior reviews with 25 tables.

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 Editors

Donald Sparks Serial Editor

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