Series: Developments in Soil Science

The Developments in Soil Science series has been designed to provide a comprehensive source of theoretical and practical reference books for scientists working in the broad field of soil science. Topics include Synchrotron-based Techniques in Soils and Sediments, Geomorphometry, Soil Quality and Conservation, Soil Micromorpohlogy and Soil Chemistry. The series will be of interest to graduate students and researchers in soil science, quantitative ecology, earth sciences, GIS and geodetic sciences, as well as geologists, geomorphologists, hydrologists and landscape ecologists. For more information about the series or to submit a book proposal, please contact the Series Editor or the Acquisitions Editor, Susan Dennis at
Book Series: Synchrotron-based Techniques in Soils and Sediments

Most recent volume

Volume 34. Synchrotron-based Techniques in Soils and Sediments

Published: 3rd March 2010 Editors: Balwant Singh Markus Grafe
Over the past 20 years, synchrotron-based research applications have provided important insight into the geochemical cycling of ions and the chemical and crystallographic properties of minerals in soils and sediments. Of particular significance is the understanding of local coordination environments with the use of X-ray absorption spectroscopy. The high flux and brightness of the X-ray beams have allowed researchers to work at environmentally relevant concentrations. The use of focusing mirrors and apertures which allow for mapping and trace particle surfaces, microbes, roots, channels and elements at the micron and at a nano-meter scale in 2 and 3D have also been a great enhancement to science. This book provides the most up-to-date information on synchrotron-based research applications in the field of soil, sediment and earth sciences. Invited authors provide chapters on a wide range of research topics including multiphase flow and transport processes (physical aspects), rhizosphere and microbial life (biological aspects), and dynamics of C, N, S, P and heavy metals and metalloids (chemical aspects). In addition, perspectives on the impact of synchrotron based applications, particularly X-ray absorption spectroscopy, and the role of synchrotron applications in remediation, regulatory, and decision making processes are considered.

Additional volumes

Volume 33. Geomorphometry

Published: 17th October 2008 Editors: Tomislav Hengl Hannes Reuter

Volume 32. Chemical Bioavailability in Terrestrial Environments

Published: 25th March 2008 Series Volume Editor: Ravendra Naidu

Volume 31. Digital Soil Mapping

Published: 4th December 2006 Series Volume Editors: Philippe Lagacherie Alex McBratney Marc Voltz

Volume 30. Development of Pedotransfer Functions in Soil Hydrology

Published: 23rd November 2004 Editors: Y. Pachepsky W.J. Rawls

Volume 29. Vital Soil

Published: 3rd November 2004 Editors: P. Doelman H.J.P. Eijsackers

Volume 28B. Ecological Significance of the Interactions among Clay Minerals, Organic Matter and Soil Biota

Published: 6th June 2002 Series Volume Editors: A. Violante J.-M. Bollag L. Gianfreda P.M. Huang

Volume 28A. Dynamics, Mobility and Transformation of Pollutants and Nutrients

Published: 6th June 2002 Series Volume Editors: A. Violante J.-M. Bollag L. Gianfreda P.M. Huang

Volume 27. Fractals in Soil Science

Published: 19th July 2000 Editors: Y. Pachepsky J.W. Crawford W.J. Rawls

Volume 26. Enzymology of Disturbed Soils

Published: 21st October 1998 Editors: S. Kiss D. Pasca M. Dragan-Bularda

Volume 25. Soil Quality for Crop Production and Ecosystem Health

Published: 10th November 1997 Editors: E.G. Gregorich M.R. Carter

Volume 24. Vertisols and Technologies for their Management

Published: 11th December 1996 Editors: N. Ahmad A. Mermut

Volume 23. Soil Conservation and Silviculture

Published: 28th July 1994 Series Volume Editors: J. Dvorak L. Novak

Volume 22. Soil Micromorphology: Studies in Management and Genesis

Published: 1st August 1994 Editors: A.J. Ringrose-Voase G.S. Humphreys

Volume 21. Volcanic Ash Soils

Published: 6th January 1994 Authors: S. Shoji M. Nanzyo R.A. Dahlgren

Volume 20. Soils on a Warmer Earth

Published: 15th August 1990 Editors: H.W. Scharpenseel M. Schomaker A. Ayoub

Volume 19. Soil Micromorphology

Published: 28th March 1990 Editor: L.A. Douglas

Volume 18. Interrelationships Between Microorganisms and Plants in Soil

Published: 10th August 1989 Series Volume Editors: V. Vancura F. Kunc

Volume 17. Chemistry of Soil Organic Matter

Published: 1st January 1988 Author: K. Kumada

Volume 16. Antarctica: Soils, Weathering Processes and Environment

Published: 1st June 1987 Authors: I.B. Campbell G.G.C. Claridge

Volume 15. Remote Sensing in Soil Science

Published: 1st May 1987 Author: M.A. Mulders

Volume 14. Soil Physics with BASIC

Published: 1st November 1985 Author: G.S. Campbell

Volume 13. Elements of Soil Physics

Published: 1st August 1983 Authors: P. Koorevaar G. Menelik C. Dirksen

Volume 12. Submicroscopic Studies of Soils

Published: 31st December 1983 Series Volume Editors: E.B.A. Bisdom J. Ducloux

Volume 11B. Pedogenesis and Soil Taxonomy : The Soil Orders

Published: 1st October 1983 Series Volume Editors: L.P. Wilding N.E. Smeck G.F. Hall

Volume 11A. Pedogenesis and Soil Taxonomy : Concepts and Interactions

Published: 1st July 1983 Series Volume Editors: L.P. Wilding N.E. Smeck G.F. Hall

Volume 10. Soil Erosion

Published: 1st January 1982 Author: D. Zachar

Volume 9. Formation and Properties of Clay-Polymer Complexes

Published: 1st January 1979 Author: B.K.G. Theng

Volume 8. Soil Organic Matter

Published: 1st January 1975 Editors: M. Schnitzer S.U. Khan

Volume 7. Trace Elements in Soils

Published: 1st January 1980 Authors: H. Aubert M. Pinta

Volume 6. Soils of arid regions

Published: 1st January 1976

Volume 5B. Physico-Chemical Models

Published: 1st March 1982 Editor: G.H. Bolt

Volume 5A. Basic Elements

Published: 1st January 1981 Serial Volume Editor: Multiple Contributors

Volume 4. Non-Agricultural Applications of Soil Surveys

Published: 31st December 1974 Author: Herbert A. Simon

Volume 3. Soil organic matter and its role in crop production

Published: 1st January 1973 Series Volume Editor: Author Unknown

Volume 2. Fundamentals of transport phenomena in porous media

Published: 1st January 1972 Series Volume Editor: Author Unknown

Volume 1. Bauxites

Published: 1st January 1972 Series Volume Editor: Author Unknown