Advances in Agronomy, 1st Edition

 
Advances in Agronomy, 1st Edition,Donald L Sparks,ISBN9780120007479
 
 
 

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Key Features

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@bul:* Acidic deposition in forested soils
* Modeling organic and inorganic chemical transport in soils
* Surface complexation models in soil chemical systems
* Fingerprinting crop varieties
* Evolution of corn

Description

Under new editorial direction, Advances in Agronomy both continues its long tradition and expands to include innovative methods and technologies. Leading international scientists cover topics in plant and soil sciences, biotechnology, terrestrial ecosystems, and environmental concerns.
The second volume under new editorial direction, Advances in Agronomy, Volume 47 focuses on environmental quality and biotechnology. Four articles on soil science cover acid deposition, chemical transport, and surface complexation. Two articles on crop science survey variety fingerprinting and corn evolution. This and related volumes will be of interest to agronomists and biotechnologists in academe, industry, and government.

Readership

Researchers and students in agronomy, crop and soil science, environmental science, molecular biology and genetics, biotechnology, agricultural engineering, botany, horticulture, and forestry.

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building, Delaware Environmental Institute, University of Delaware, Newark, USA

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Advances in Agronomy, 1st Edition

W.P. Robarge and D.W. Johnson, The Effects of Acidic Deposition on Forested Soils.
J.S.C. Smith and O.S. Smith, Fingerprinting Crop Varieties.
W.A. Jury and H. Fladuhler, Transport of Chemicals through Soils: Mechanisms, Models, and Field Applications.
W.C. Galinat, Evolution of Corn.
S. Goldberg, Use of Surface Complexation Models in Soil Chemical Systems.
H.M. Selim, Modeling The Transport and Retention of Inorganics in Soils.
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