The Scientific World Journal

Impacts of Land Use Changes on Soil Properties and Processes


Publishing date
05 Dec 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
18 Jul 2014

1Edaphology and Agricultural Chemistry, University of Coruña (UDC), A Coruña, Spain

2Agronomic Institute of Campinas (IAC), Campinas, SP, Brazil

3Polytechnical University of Madrid (UPM), Madrid, Spain


Impacts of Land Use Changes on Soil Properties and Processes

Description

Land use is one of the main drivers of many processes of environmental change, as it influences basic resources within the landscape, including the soil resources. Poor soil management can rapidly damage vast amounts of land, which frequently becomes a major threat to rural subsistence in many developing countries. Conversely, impact of land use changes on soil can occur so unnoticed that land managers hardly contemplate initiating ameliorative measures. Forest conversion to cropland and reduction of tillage intensity can prevail as main changes of land use in some regions, whereas abandon of agricultural fields can be a major concern in other regions. In a nonagricultural context, changes of land use of major interest are driven by urbanization, landscaping, engineering, mining, contamination, and so forth. Knowledge and understanding of soil properties and processes ensure remediation or reclamation of disturbed or damaged soils. We invite authors to submit original research and review articles that address the impact of soil use on biological, chemical, and physical soil properties. Particularly, we welcome any studies about the interaction between land use and soil heterogeneity at various scales, applying advanced statistical and mathematical methods. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Land use impact on soil organic matter content and soil fertility
  • Land use impact on soil physical properties
  • Land use impact on soil biological properties
  • Role of land use on water and soil losses
  • Role of land use on soil spatial variability
  • Recent advances on land use and soil complexity

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 535768
  • - Research Article

County-Scale Spatial Distribution of Soil Enzyme Activities and Enzyme Activity Indices in Agricultural Land: Implications for Soil Quality Assessment

Xiangping Tan | Baoni Xie | ... | Gehong Wei
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 135906
  • - Research Article

Spatial Distribution and Temporal Variability of Ammonium-Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium in a Rice Field in Corrientes, Argentina

Luis Alberto Morales | Eva Vidal Vázquez | Jorge Paz-Ferreiro
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 341804
  • - Research Article

The Effect of Land Use Change on Transformation of Relief and Modification of Soils in Undulating Loess Area of East Poland

Jerzy Rejman | Anna Rafalska-Przysucha | Jan Rodzik
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 269480
  • - Research Article

Using Soil Apparent Electrical Conductivity to Optimize Sampling of Soil Penetration Resistance and to Improve the Estimations of Spatial Patterns of Soil Compaction

Glécio Machado Siqueira | Jorge Dafonte Dafonte | ... | Ênio Farias França e Silva
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 416074
  • - Research Article

Factors Controlling Carbon Metabolism and Humification in Different Soil Agroecosystems

S. Doni | C. Macci | ... | G. Masciandaro
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 831975
  • - Editorial

Impacts of Land Use Changes on Soil Properties and Processes

Antonio Paz González | Cleide Aparecida de Abreu | ... | Eduardo Medina-Roldán
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 712403
  • - Research Article

Using Multivariate Geostatistics to Assess Patterns of Spatial Dependence of Apparent Soil Electrical Conductivity and Selected Soil Properties

Glécio Machado Siqueira | Jorge Dafonte Dafonte | ... | Ênio Farias França e Silva
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 514204
  • - Research Article

Effects of Land Use Change and Seasonality of Precipitation on Soil Nitrogen in a Dry Tropical Forest Area in the Western Llanos of Venezuela

Ana Francisca González-Pedraza | Nelda Dezzeo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 407049
  • - Research Article

Applications of Organic and Inorganic Amendments Induce Changes in the Mobility of Mercury and Macro- and Micronutrients of Soils

Mercedes García-Sánchez | Adéla Šípková | ... | Pavel Tlustoš
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 487563
  • - Research Article

Connecting Soil Organic Carbon and Root Biomass with Land-Use and Vegetation in Temperate Grassland

Devan Allen McGranahan | Aaron L. Daigh | ... | Diane M. Debinski
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