Sustainable Use and Management of Soils

Arid and Semiarid Regions

Ed.: Angel Faz Cano; Roque Ortiz Silla; Ahmed R. Mermut

2005. 594 pages, 226 figures, 172 tables, Catena ISBN 978-3-923381-49-4, US-ISBN 1-59326-244-2, 17x24cm, 1340 g
Language: English

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This special issue contains a wide range of papers presented at the Symposium on Sustainable Use and Management of Soils in Arid and Semiarid Regions. The objective of this symposium was to bring together an expert group for consultation to identify strategies, priority issues, and technical options for the sustainable use of arid and semiarid lands.
The Main Topics of the Symposium included Genesis, classification, and cartography of soils, Mineralogy of soils in arid and semiarid regions, Chemistry and physics, Soil biology and ecology, Land evaluation for different uses, Soil management techniques (conservation tillage, residue management, agroforestry), and sustainable use of fertilizers, Intensive agricultural production in Mediterranean agro-ecological conditions, Soil erosion, Soil-water-plant relationship, Indicators of soil quality, Carbon sequestration in arid and semiarid regions, Soil degradation (desertification) and mitigation technologies for degraded lands, Application of geographical information systems and remote sensing, Anthropogenic influence, Soil contamination and remediation, Soil salinization, and Technologies to improve soil quality.

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Chapter 1 Genesis, Classification and Cartography of Soils
Pablo José Bouza, Mariano Simón, José Aguilar, Mario Rostagno and
Héctor del Valle
Genesis of Some Selected Soils in the Valdés Peninsula, NE Patagonia,
Argentina 1
Carmelo Dazzi, Vito A. Laudicina, Giuseppe Lo Papa, Salvatore
Monteleone and Riccardo Scalenghe
Soils with Gypsic Horizons in Southern Sicily, Italy 13
Juan Luis Mora, Carmen Arbelo, Cecilia Armas, Asterico Guerra and
Antonio Rodriguez Rodriguez
Salinity and Alkalinity in Soils of the Arid Region of Tenerife,
Canary Islands, Spain 23
Efraín Acuña and Rosa M. Poch
Sampling Strategies for Determining Hydraulic Properties of Soil Mapping
Units in the Ebro Basin, Spain 33
Chapter 2 Soil Chemistry, Physical and Biological Properties
Irina Kovda, Olga Chichagova and Claudia I. Mora
Organic Matter in a Gilgai Soil Complex, Southeastern Russia: Chemical
and Isotopic Compositions 45
César Plaza, Juan C. García-Gil and Alfredo Polo
Cumulative Effects of Pig Slurry Application on Soil Chemical Properties
under Semiarid Conditions, Toledo, Spain 57
Francisco Javier Diaz, Rosario Bas anta, Verge lin Rodríguez, Olga Es
co laño, Montserrat Díaz-Raviña and Fancisco Javier García Frutos
Microbial Biomass Estimations in Semiarid Soils:Influence of Moisture
Content 63
Chapter 3 Land Evaluation for Different Purposes
Francisco Javier Martinez, Manuel Sierra, Cayetano Sierra and Antonio Roca
Assessing Sustainable Use of Land under Olive Cultivation in Alcala la Real
(Jaen, Spain) using GIS 75
Gregorio Garcia, Ahmet Ruhi Mermut and Angel Faz
Preliminary Studies on Implications of Suburban Industrial Soil Contamination
for Urban Ecology and Planning in Cartagena, SE Spain 85
Chapter 4 Soil Management Techniques
M. Victoria López and José Luis Arrúe
Soil Tillage and Wind Erosion in Fallow Lands of Central Aragon, Spain:
An Overview 93
Luciano Gristina, Francesco Ferrotti, Ignazio Poma, Saverio Saladino,
Maria Gabriella Barbagallo and Pietro Costanza
Management of Subterranean Clover, Annual Medic and Vetch for Sicilian Vineyard Sustainability 103
Melek Gürbüz, Jakob Lomas, Orhan Öden, Moshe Mandel, Ulfet Özsoy and
Yildinm Kayam
Nitrogen Management Options for Optimum Wheat Production, Aegean
Region, Turkey 113
Dilek Kahraman, Jakob Lomas, Orhan Öden, Moshe Mandel Melek Gürbüz,
Ulfet Özsoy, and Yildinm Kayam
Analysis of Some Management Practices and Climate on Wheat Performance
in the Aegean Region of Turkey 123
Angel Faz Cano, José Luis Tortosa, Manuel Andujar, Miriam Liona,
Juan B. Lobera, Alfredo Palop and Sergio Amat
Application of Pig Slurries in the Guadalentin Valley for Broccoli and
Watermelon Production: Preliminary Results 133
Chapter 5 Soil Erosion
Csaba Centeri and Robert Pataki
Soil Erodibility Measurements on Slopes of the Tihany Peninsula,
Hungary 149
Ramon Bienes, Ana Moré, Maria José Marqués, Soledad Moreiro and Jose
Manuel Nicolau
Efficiency of Different Plant Cover to Control Water Erosion in
Central Spain 155
Joäo L.M.P. de Lima, M. Isabel de Lima and Vijay P. Singh
The Importance of the Direction, Speed, Intensity and Length of Moving Storms
on Water Erosion 163
Sergio Colombo and Javier Calatrava Requena
A Socio-Economic Approach to Account for Off-site Effects of Soil
Erosion 177
G.F. González, M.A. Casermeiro and M. T. de la Cruz
Influence of Structural Stability on Water Erosion Processes in the
Mediterranean Area 187
Chapter 6 Soil-Water-Plant Relationship
David Moret and José L. Arrúe
Limitations of Tension Disc Infiltrometers for Measuring Water Flow in
Freshly Tilled Soils 197
Antonio José Moreno Checa, Carmelo Militello and Maria Luisa Tejedor
Influence of Volcanic Gravel on the Soil Water Content in Lanzarote,
Canary Islands, Spain 205
José Martínez-Fernández, Antonio Ceballos, Miguel Angel Luengo and
Segismundo Casado
Soil Water Availability in the Semiarid Duero-Basin (Spain) 215
Stefano Brenna, Edoardo Costantini, Giovanni L ’Abate,Marco Pastori
and Carlo Ripar belli
Soil Moisture and Temperature Regimes in Lombardy, Northern Italy 223
José Luis Oropeza-Mota, José Dona Ido Rios-Berber and Myriam Larose
Effects of Deforestation on Water Quantity and Quality, Oaxaca State, Mexico,
as Estimated from the SWAT Simulation Model 233
Jesús Fernández-Gálvez, Lester Paul Simmonds and Enrique Barahona
Interpretation of Soil Moisture Profiles in Gravel Rich Soils Derived from
Soil Dielectric Measurements 241
Edoardo A.C. Costantini, Fabio Castelli and Giovanni L'Abate
Use of the EPIC Model to Estimate Soil Moisture and Temperature Regimes
for Desertification Risk in Italy 251
Chapter 7 Indicators of Soil Quality and Technologies to Improve it
Julia Dominguez, Miguel A. Negrin and Carmen M. Rodriguez
Soil Variables of Predicting Conduciveness and Suppressiveness of Volcanic
Soils to Banana-wilt Caused by Fusarium in Canary Islands, Spain 265
Chiquinquira Hontoria, Juan Carlos Rodriguez-Murillo and Antonio Saa
Soil Organic Carbon Contents in Arid and Semiarid Regions of
Peninsular Spain 275
Jaume Bech, Lydia Petrova, Maria Sokolovska and Jordi Garrigo
Organic Matter of Selected Luvisols from Catalonia, Spain 281
Chapter 8 Soil Degradation
Carlos Garcia, Jose Luis Moreno and Teresa Hernandez
Microbial Activity as an Indicator of Soil Degradation in Some Soils of
Murcia, SE Spain 291
Luis Recatalá, Francisco Morcillo, Andrea Fabbri and Juan Sánchez
Assessing Environmental Quality in Mediterranean Areas as a Basis
for Combating Desertification 303
José Luis Rubio, Ma José Molina, Vicente Andreu, Eugenia Gimeno-Garcia
and Josep Vicent Llinares
Controlled Forest Fire Experiments: Pre- and Post-Fire Soil and
Vegetation Patterns and Processes 313
Juan Manuel Gisbert, Sara Ibáñez and hf Angeles Pérez
Terrace Abandonment in the Ceta Valley, Alicante Province, Spain 329
Juan Antonio Pascual, Carlos Añó, Vicente Sanjaime and Juan Sánchez Estimating Soil Sealing Rates in Mediterranean Coastal Environments. Preliminary Results for Castellón, Spain 339
Juan Antonio Pascual, Carlos Añó, Antonio Valera, Moisés Poyatos and
Juan Sánchez
Urban Growth (1956-1998) and Soil Degradation in the Municipality of
Valencia, Spain 347
Michael Stocking, Franco Humberto Obando and Anna Tengberg
Soil Degradation and its Impact on Plants in Drylands 355
Chapter 9 Application of GIS and Remote Sensing
Julia Yagüe Ballester and Maria Pilar García Rodriguez
Evaluating Soil Degradation in the Jarama-Tajuna and Tajo River Basins
(Autonomous Region of Madrid, Spain), Using Remote Sensing Techniques 369
Ferran Ferrer, Carmen Antolin and Ernesto López-Baeza
Spatial Moisture Distribution and its Relationship with Surface Soil
Parameters, Valencia Region, Spain 377
Nicolas Be 11 infante, Antonio Jordán, Lorena Martinez-Zavala and
Marina del Toro
GIS-based Landscape Classification and Mapping of Land Systems, Huelva
(SW Spain) 387
Patrizia Peroni, Danilo Ranalli, Marco Scozzafava and Donatello Magaldi
Influence of Soil Characteristics on Vegetation as Determined by Remote
Sensing and Field Measurements, Gran Sasso Massif, Italy 397
José Alberto Acosta, Silvia Martínez-Martinez, Angel Faz,
Jan M. Van Mourik, Ahmet R. Mermut and Jacobus M. Vers traten
Heavy Metal Distribution in Soils of Cartagena, SE Spain 407
Chapter 10 Anthropogenic Influence
Javier López Robles, Vadillo B. De Aymerich
Improvement of Soil Health and Quality by Reducing Plant Parasitic
Nematodes through Selected Organic Amendments 421
Lourdes Soria, Emilia Fernández, Miguel Pastor, Jose Aguilarand Jesus
Alfonso Muñoz
Impact of Olive-Orchard Cropping Systems on Some Soil Physical
and Chemical Properties in Southern Spain 427
Chapter 11 Soil Contamination and Remediation
Victoria Iñigo, Juan Ignacio Alonso-Martirena, Marisol Andrades and
Alvaro Marin
Heavy Metal Contents and Distribution in Forest Soils of La Rioja,
NW Spain 437
Joaquin Ramos, Carlos Gil and Rafael Boluda
Baseline Concentrations of Cadmium, Lead and Nickel in Greenhouses
in the Western Almería Surface Soils, Spain 445
Javier Diez, Petra Susan Kidd and Carmela Monterroso
Plants from the Serpentinic Area of Tras-os-Montes (NE Portugal)
as Potential Species for Phytoextraction Technologies 455
Mariano Simón, Angel Iriarte, Inés García, Francisco Martín,
José Aguilar and Carlos Dorronsoro
Mobility of Heavy Metals in Pyritic Mine Spills from an Accident in
Aznalcóllar, SW Spain 467
Luisa Andrade, Flora Alonso, Purificación Marcet and Emma Fernández Covelo
Heavy Metal Contents of Soils from Semiarid Pampa, Buenos Aires Province,
Argentina 477
Joaquin Andrés Hernández Bastida, Mária Teresa Fernández Tapia and
Asunción Alias Linares
Heavy Metal Content Distribution and Toxicity Risks in Soils Developed
from Lamproitic Rocks in Murcia, SE Spain 493
Nuria Roca, Susana Pazos and Jaume Bech
The Role of Edaphic Parameters in Determining Heavy Metal Contents
of Soils in Semiarid Catamarca, Argentina 501
Sandra Boy and Maria Concepcion Ramos
Metal Enrichment Ratios in Runoff and their Relation to Rainfall
Characteristics in a Spanish Mediterranean Vineyard Soil 511
Elizabeth Lam, Ester Esquenazi, Carlos Martinez and Leonardo Romero
Removal of Lead from the Soil Using Myoporum laetum 519
Ricardo Vera, Rocio Millán, Thomas Schmid, Alberto Tallos and Femando
Recreo Mercury
Uptake by Some Plants at Different Growing Stages:
A Lysimetric Study 527
Gregorio Garcia, David Gottfried Angeler and Angel Faz
Ability of Nerium oleander L. Apocynaceae for the Stabilization of a
Lead Polluted Soil in Mediterranean Riparian Ecosystems 535
Chapter 12 Soil Salinization and Leaching
Nuria Vela, Joaquín Hernández, José Antonio Palazón, Mariano Vicente
and Roque Ortiz
Spatial Variability of Salinity in Cultivated Soils of Semiarid Murcia,
SE Spain 545
Alberto Enrique, Paloma Bescansa, Iñigo Virto
Measuring Salinity Using Electromagnetic Sensors for Sustainable
Management of Rice Fields in the Ebro River Basin, NE Spain 559
Thomas Schmid, Magaly Koch and Jose Gumuzzio
Monitoring of Saline Wetland Soilsin Central Spain using Hyperspectral
and Multispectral Data 569
Nilantha R. Hulugalle, Timothy B. Weaver and Hussein Ghadiri
A Simple Method to Estimate the Value of Salt and Nutrient Leaching
in Irrigated Vertisols in Australia 579
Chapter 13 Technologies to Improve Soil Quality
Raul Moral, Concepción Paredes, Ma. Dolores Pérez-Murcia,
Aurelia Pérez-Espinosa and Joaquin Moreno-Caselles
Nitrogen Dynamics in a Calcic Petrocalcid Soil Treated with an
Anaerobic Sewage Sludge 589