Advances in Agronomy: Volume 134

Advances in Agronomy: Volume 134

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Advances in Agronomy continues to be recognized as a leading reference and first-rate source for the latest research in agronomy. Each volume contains an eclectic group of reviews by leading scientists throughout the world. As always, the subjects covered are rich, varied, and exemplary of the abundant subject matter addressed by this long-running serial.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 394 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 22.86mm | 790g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0128046929
  • 9780128046920

Table of contents

A Career Perspective on Soil Management in the Cerrado Region of Brazil
Alfredo Scheid Lopes and Luiz Roberto Guimaraes Guilherme

The Definition of Soil Since the Early 1800s
Alfred E. Hartemink

Climate Change and Agriculture: Adaptation Strategies and Mitigation Opportunities for Food Security in South Asia and Latin America
Mangi L. Jat, Jagdish C. Dagar, Tek B. Sapkota, Yadvinder-Singh, Bram Govaerts, Santiago L. Ridaura, Yashpal S. Saharawat, Ramesh K. Sharma, Jagdish P. Tetarwal, Huntington Hobbs and Clare Stirling

Plant Bioregulators for Sustainable Agriculture: Integrating Redox Signaling as a Possible Unifying Mechanism
Ashish Kumar Srivastava, Ratnakumar Pasala, Paramjit Singh Minhas and Penna Suprasanna

Iron Redox Cycling Coupled to Transformation and Immobilization of Heavy Metals: Implications for Paddy Rice Safety in the Red Soil of South China
Huan-Yun Yu, Fang-Bai Li, Cheng-Shuai Liu, Weilin Huang, Tong-Xu Liu and Wei-Min Yu

Organic Farming, Soil Health, and Food Quality: Considering Possible Links Jennifer R. Reeve, Lori A. Hoagland, Juan J. Villalba, Patrick M. Carr, Amaya Atucha, Cynthia Cambardella, Donald R. Davis and Kathleen Delate
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About Donald L. Sparks

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.
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