VSI Editor’s Choice in soil sciences

Soil and Tillage Research

Conceptual framework for capacity and intensity physical soil properties affected by short and long-term (14 years) continuous no-tillage and controlled traffic
José Miguel Reichert, Vanderleia Trevisan da Rosa, Eduardo Saldanha Vogelmann, David Peres da Rosa, Rainer Horn, Dalvan José Reinert, Arcenio Sattler, José Eloir
Soil and Tillage Research, Volume 158, May 2016, Pages 123-136

Two decades of no-till in the Oberacker long-term field experiment: Part II. Soil porosity and gas transport parameters
Ingrid Martínez, Andreas Chervet, Peter Weisskopf, Wolfgang G. Sturny, Jan Rek, Thomas Keller
Soil and Tillage Research, Volume 163, November 2016, Pages 130-140

Soil water dynamics and availability for citrus and peanut along a hillslope at the Sunjia Red Soil Critical Zone Observatory (CZO)
Muhammad Tahir, Yujuan Lv, Lei Gao, Paul D. Hallett, Xinhua Peng
Soil and Tillage Research, Volume 163, November 2016, Pages 110-118

Modeling grazing effects on coupled water and heat fluxes in Inner Mongolia grassland
Ying Zhao, Stephan Peth, Julia Krümmelbein, Bettina Ketzer, Yingzhi Gao, Jose Doerner, Christian Bernhofer, Xinhua Peng
Soil and Tillage Research, Volume 109, Issue 2, August 2010, Pages 75-86

Sediment-bound total organic carbon and total organic nitrogen losses from conventional and strip tillage cropping systems
Dinku M. Endale, Thomas L. Potter, Timothy C. Strickland, David D. Bosch
Soil and Tillage Research, Volume 171, August 2017, Pages 25–34

To what extent do physical measurements match with visual evaluation of soil structure?
Alice Johannes, Peter Weisskopf, Rainer Schulin, Pascal Boivin
Soil and Tillage Research, Volume 173, November 2017, Pages 24–32

Challenges of conservation agriculture practices on silty soils. Effects on soil pore and gas transport characteristics in North-eastern Italy
I. Piccoli, P. Schjønning, M. Lamandé, L. Furlan, F. Morari
Soil and Tillage Research, Volume 172, September 2017, Pages 12–21

European Journal of Soil Biology

Methane oxidation in response to iron reduction-oxidation metabolism in tropical soils
Santosh Ranjan Mohanty, G.S. Bandeppa, Garima Dubey, Usha Ahirwar, Ashok Kumar Patra, Kollah Bharati
European Journal of Soil Biology, Volume 78, January–February 2017, Pages 75–81

Ecomorphological adaptations in Collembola in relation to feeding strategies and microhabitat
Miriama Malcicka, Matty P. Berg, Jacintha Ellers
European Journal of Soil Biology, Volume 78, January–February 2017, Pages 82–91

A new primer set for DNA metabarcoding of soil Metazoa
E. Capra, R. Giannico, M. Montagna, F. Turri, P. Cremonesi, F. Strozzi, P. Leone, G. Gandini, F. Pizzi
European Journal of Soil Biology, Volume 77, November–December 2016, Pages 53-59

Do soil fauna really hasten litter decomposition? A meta-analysis of enclosure studies
Jan Frouz, Alena Roubíčková, Petr Heděnec, Karel Tajovský
European Journal of Soil Biology, Volume 68, May–June 2015, Pages 18-24

Plant traits regulating N capture define microbial competition in the rhizosphere
Evgenia Blagodatskaya, Johanna Littschwager, Marianna Lauerer, Yakov Kuzyakov
European Journal of Soil Biology, Volume 61, March–April 2014, Pages 41-48

Applied Soil Ecology

Highly diverse urban soil communities: Does stochasticity play a major role?
Tancredi Caruso, Massimo Migliorini, Emilia Rota, Roberto Bargagli
Applied Soil Ecology, Volume 110, February 2017, Pages 73–78

Effect of DNA extraction procedure, repeated extraction and ethidium monoazide (EMA)/propidium monoazide (PMA) treatment on overall DNA yield and impact on microbial fingerprints for bacteria, fungi and archaea in a reference soil
Andreas O. Wagner, Nadine Praeg, Christoph Reitschuler, Paul Illmer
Applied Soil Ecology, Volume 93, September 2015, Pages 56-64

Ecological network analysis reveals the inter-connection between soil biodiversity and ecosystem function as affected by land use across Europe
R.E. Creamer, S.E. Hannula, J.P.Van Leeuwen, D. Stone, M. Rutgers, R.M. Schmelz, P.C.de Ruiter, N.Bohse Hendriksen, T. Bolger, M.L. Bouffaud, M. Buee, F. Carvalho, D. Costa
Applied Soil Ecology, Volume 97, January 2016, Pages 112-124

Mapping and validating predictions of soil bacterial biodiversity using European and national scale datasets
Robert I. Griffiths, Bruce C. Thomson, Pierre Plassart, Hyun S. Gweon, Dorothy Stone, Rachael E. Creamer, Philippe Lemanceau, Mark J. Bailey
Applied Soil Ecology, Volume 97, January 2016, Pages 61-68

Soil microbial communities along the route of a venturous cycling trip
Magdalena Nagler, Judith Ascher, María Gómez-Brandón, Heribert Insam
Applied Soil Ecology, Volume 99, March 2016, Pages 13-18

Pedobiologia

Priorities for research in soil ecology
Nico Eisenhauer, Pedro M. Antunes, Alison E. Bennett, Klaus Birkhofer, Andrew Bissett, Matthew A. Bowker, Tancredi Caruso, Baodong Chen, David C. Coleman, Wietse de Boer
Pedobiologia, Volume 63, July 2017, Pages 1–7

The impact of crop rotation on soil microbial diversity: A meta-analysis
Zander Samuel Venter, Karin Jacobs, Heidi-Jayne Hawkins
Pedobiologia, Volume 59, Issue 4, July 2016, Pages 215-223

Testing life history and trait-based predictions of AM fungal community assembly
Miranda M. Hart, P. Dylan Zaitsoff, Mieke van der Heyde, Jason Pither
Pedobiologia, Volume 59, Issue 4, July 2016, Pages 203-213

Testing life history and trait-based predictions of AM fungal community assembly
Miranda M. Hart, P. Dylan Zaitsoff, Mieke van der Heyde, Jason Pither
Pedobiologia, Volume 59, Issue 4, July 2016, Pages 203-213

Root chemical traits and their roles in belowground biotic interactions
Tomonori Tsunoda, Nicole M. van Dam
Pedobiologia, Available online 13 May 2017

Rhizosphere

Improving and correcting unsaturated soil hydraulic properties with plant parameters for agriculture and bioengineered slopes
Vinay Kumar Gadi, Sanandam Bordoloi, Ankit Garg, Yasufumi Kobayashi, Lingaraj Sahoo
Rhizosphere, Volume 1, June 2016, Pages 58-78

Bacteria consortium optimization improves nutrient uptake, nodulation, disease suppression and growth of the common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) in both pot and field studies
Pankaj Kumar, Piyush Pandey, Ramesh Chandra Dubey, Dinesh Kumar Maheshwari
Rhizosphere, Volume 2, December 2016, Pages 13-23

Do a native and two exotic grasses respond differently in soils conditioned by native vegetation versus an exotic grass?
R.R. Blank, Bruce Mackey, Tye Morgan
Rhizosphere, Volume 2, December 2016, Pages 38-47

Soil enzymes and microbial endophytes as indicators of climate variation along an altitudinal gradient with respect to wheat rhizosphere under mountain ecosystem
Rahul Jain, Anita Pandey
Rhizosphere, Volume 2, December 2016, Pages 75-84

Diffusion of the maize root signal (E)-β-caryophyllene in soils of different textures and the effects on the migration of the entomopathogenic nematode Heterorhabditis megidis
Xavier Chiriboga M, Raquel Campos-Herrera, Geoffrey Jaffuel, Gregory Röder, Ted C.J. Turlings
Rhizosphere, Volume 3, Part 1, June 2017, Pages 53–59

Wastewater grown microalgal biomass as inoculants for improving micronutrient availability in wheat
Nirmal Renuka, Radha Prasanna, Anjuli Sood, Radhika Bansal, Ngangom Bidyarani, Rajendra Singh, Yashbir S. Shivay, Lata Nain, Amrik S. Ahluwalia
Rhizosphere, Volume 3, Part 1, June 2017, Pages 150–159

Rhizosphere engineering: Innovative improvement of root environment
Katayoun Ahmadi, Mohsen Zarebanadkouki, Mutez A. Ahmed, Andrea Ferrarini, Yakov Kuzyakov, Stanley J. Kostka, Andrea Carminati
Rhizosphere, Volume 3, Part 1, June 2017, Pages 176–184

Effective control of root-knot nematode disease with Pseudomonad rhizobacteria filtrate
Ishwar Prakash Sharma, A.K. Sharma
Rhizosphere, Volume 3, Part 1, June 2017, Pages 123–125

Antifungal properties of prodigiosin producing rhizospheric Serratia sp.
C. John Jimtha, P. Jishma, S. Sreelekha, S. Chithra, EK. Radhakrishnan
Rhizosphere, Volume 3, Part 1, June 2017, Pages 105–108

Effects of plant growth and time on phosphorus speciation in a manure-amended Prairie soil under controlled conditions
Gourango Kar, David Hilger, Jeff J. Schoenau, Derek Peak
Rhizosphere, Volume 4, December 2017, Pages 1–8