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Humic Substances in Terrestrial Ecosystems - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444815163, 9780080534237

Humic Substances in Terrestrial Ecosystems

1st Edition

Editor: A. Piccolo
eBook ISBN: 9780080534237
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 1st June 1996
Page Count: 675
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This book highlights the increasing importance of humic substances in the different scientific fields related to terrestrial ecology, soil quality conservation, and environmental chemistry. It shows that modern humic substances research is not only directed to unravel their yet ill-defined chemical structure but is successfully exploring the interconnected chemical, biological, and physical processes that maintain the ecological equilibrium of soil and ensure a sustainable agricultural production.

The book will primarily be of interest to soil scientists and to ecological and environmental scientists. People in the fields of forest science, agronomy, analytical and environmental chemistry, water science, environmental engineering, and coal science will also find this publication worthy of their attention.

Table of Contents

Preface. Contributors.Chapter 1. The Chemical Structure of Humic Substances: Recent Advances (Cesareo Saiz-Jimenez). Chapter 2. Humus in World Soils (Francis Andreux). Chaptr 3. Organic Matter Dynamics in Forest Soils of Temperate and Tropical Ecosystems (Wolfgang Zech et al.). Chapter 4. Dissolved Humus in Soil Waters (Adam Zsolnay). Chapter 5. Humus and Soil Conservation (Alessandro Piccolo). Chapter 6. Microorganisms and Humus in Soils (Heribert Insam). Chapter 7. Humus and Enzyme Activity (Paolo Nanniperi, P. Sequi, P. Fusi). Chapter 8. Organisms and Humus in Soils (Lijbert Brussaard, N.J. Juma). Chapter 9. Biological Activity of Humus (Serenella Nardi, G. Concheri, G. Dell'Agnola). Chapter 10. Organic Forms of N in Soil (Kenneth R. Kelley, F.J. Stevenson). Chapter 11. Dynamics of Organic Phosphorus in Soils under Natural and Agricultural Ecosystems (Jacob Magid, H. Tiessen. L.M. Condron). Chapter 12. Soil Organic Sulphur and its Turnover (Fang-Jie Zhao, J. Wu, S.P. McGrath). Chapter 13. Organic Matter Reactions Involving Micronutrients in Soils and their Effect on Plants (Yona Chen). Chapter 14. Humic-like Substances in Organic Amendments and Effects on Native Humic Substances (Nicola Senesi, T.M. Miano, G. Brunetti). Chapter 15. Interactions of Humic Substances and Soil Clays (Juan Cornejo, M.C. Hermosin). Chapter 16. Soil Organic Matter as a Factor Influencing the Fate of Organic Chemicals in the Soil Environment (Josef Kozak). Subject Index.


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About the Editor

A. Piccolo

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Department of Agricultural Chemical Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, 80055 Portici, Italy,

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