Xu, Jianming

Molecular Environmental Soil Science

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Table of contents

Part I. Soil Microbial Processes

1. The Sorption Behavior and Bioavailability of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Soils
Jianming Xu, Tahir Hayat, Na Ding

2. Microbial Extracellular Enzymes and the Degradation of Natural and Synthetic Polymers in Soil
Richard G. Burns

3. Structure, Biological Activity and Environmental Fate of Insecticidal Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) Cry Proteins of Bacterial and Genetically Modified Plant Origin
Nordine Helassa, Hervé Quiquampoix, Siobhán Staunton

4. The Role of Bacteria and Archaea in Nitrification, Nitrate Leaching and Nitrous Oxide Emissions in Nitrogen-Rich Grassland Soils
Hong J. Di, Keith C. Cameron, Ju-Pei Shen, Chris S. Winefield, Maureen O’Callaghan, Saman Bowatte, Ji-Zheng He

Part II. Heavy Metals in Soil

5. Advances in the Use of Synchrotron Radiation to Elucidate Environmental Interfacial Reaction Processes and Mechanisms in the Earth’s Critical Zone
Donald L. Sparks

6. Microbial Roles in Mineral Transformations and Metal Cycling in the Earth’s Critical Zone
Geoffrey Michael Gadd

7. Role of Biomolecules in Influencing Transformation Mechanisms of Metals and Metalloids in Soil Environments
Antonio Violante, J. Zhu, M. Pigna, A. Jara, V. Cozzolino, M. L. Mora

8. Interaction between Heavy Metals and Variable Charge Surfaces
Ren-kou Xu

Part III. Adsorption and Diffusion Processes in Soil

9. The Electrostatic Field Effect from Surface Charges on Ion Diffusion/Adsorption in Soil
Hang Li, Rui Li, Xinmin Liu, Jie Hou

10. Effects of “Aging” on Bioreactive Chemical Retention, Transformation, and Transport in Soil
William C. Koskinen, H. H. Cheng

11. Sorption Comparison between Pharmaceuticals and Hydrophobic Organic Chemicals in Soils and Sediments
Bo Pan, Baoshan Xing

12. Adsorption of Dissolved Organic Compounds by Black Carbon
Joseph J. Pignatello

Part IV. Soil Management

13. Subsurface Soil Acidification in Farming Systems: Its Possible Causes and Management Options
Caixian Tang, Chandrakumara Weligama, Peter Sale

14. Microbial Indicators of Soil Quality in Upland Soils
Philip C. Brookes, Juan C. Aciego Pietri, Yuping Wu, Jianming Xu

15. Impacts of Agricultural Management Practices on Soil Quality
Bocar Ahamadou, Qiaoyun Huang

Keywords: Earth Sciences, Environmental Science and Engineering, Ecotoxicology, Bioorganic Chemistry

Publication year
Progress in Soil Science
Page amount
10 pages
Natural Sciences

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