Effect of Mineral Organic Microorganism Interactions on Soil and Freshwater Environments

Author: Jacques Berthelin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461546834
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Working Group M.O. (Interactions of soil minerals with organic components and microorganisms) (WGMO) of the International Soil Science Society (ISSS) was founded in 1990 at the 14th World Congress of Soil Science (Kyoto, Japan), with Professor P.M. Huang being the Chairman. Since then, the Working Group M.O. has served as a forum to bring together soil chemists, soil mineralogists, soil microbiologists, soil biochemists, soil physi cists and environmental, ecological, and health scientists. The objective of the Working Group M.O. is to promote research, teaching, and also the exchange of technology concerning the knowledge and the impact of the interactions between minerals-organics and microorganisms on environmental quality, agricultural sustainability, and ecosystem "health". This group is first a scientific group as defined just previously, but it also intends to develop exchange and transfer between scientists and engineers. The first International Meeting organized by Professor P. M. Huang, was held in Edmonton, Canada, in August 1992, where 87 papers were presented by scientists from 20 countries. Following this meeting, a two volume book was edited by P. M. Huang, J. Berthelin, J.-M. Bollag, W. B. McGill, and A. L. Page, entitled "Environmental impact of soil component interaction" : Volume I "Natural and anthropogenic organic-volume II "Metals, other inorganic and microbial activities", and published by c.R.C. Lewis Pub lishers (1995).

Handbook of Soil Sciences

Author: Pan Ming Huang
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439803080
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An evolving, living organic/inorganic covering, soil is in dynamic equilibrium with the atmosphere above, the biosphere within, and the geology below. It acts as an anchor for roots, a purveyor of water and nutrients, a residence for a vast community of microorganisms and animals, a sanitizer of the environment, and a source of raw materials for construction and manufacturing. To develop lasting solutions to the challenges of balanced use and stewardship of the Earth, we require a fundamental understanding of soil—from its elastic, porous three-phase system to its components, processes, and reactions. Handbook of Soil Sciences: Resource Management and Environmental Impacts, Second Edition is the second of two volumes that form a comprehensive reference on the discipline of soil science. Completely revised and updated to reflect the current state of knowledge, this volume covers interfacial interactions between the physical, chemical, and biological regimes within the soil; the factors that control the availability of plant nutrients and microelements; interdisciplinary aspects of soil science, including salinity, sodicity, and soil erosion; and soil databases for assessing worldwide soil resources. Critical elements addressed in each section include: Descriptions of concepts and theories Definitions, approaches, methodologies, and procedures Data in tabular and figure format Extensive references This cohesive handbook provides a thorough understanding of soil science principles and practices based on a rigorous, complete, and up-to-date treatment of the subject matter compiled by leading scientists. It is a resource rich in data, offering professional soil scientists, agronomists, engineers, ecologists, biologists, naturalists, and students their first point of entry into a particular aspect of the soil sciences.

Interactions Between Soil Particles and Microorganisms

Author: Pan Ming Huang
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471607908
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This definitive guide provides the scientific community with a critical evaluation of the interactions of minerals, organic components and microorganisms in the soil and their importance in the ecosystem. * Provides a unique insight into the effects of microbes on pollutants in the soil, which is necessary for all environmental scientists working in this area * Allows further discussion and development to uncover the dynamics and mechanisms of the environmental processes of nature

Soil abiotic and biotic interactions and impact on the ecosystem and human welfare

Author: P. M. Huang
Publisher: Science Pub Inc
ISBN: 9781578083442
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The book is divided into five parts. The initial portion covers the overview of the sub-ject which addresses abiotic and biotic interactions and the impact on restoration of terrestrial ecosystems and human welfare. Several chapters deal with the roles of abiotic and biotic interactions in the transformations of (a) natural organics and xenobiotics, (b) nitrogen, phosphorous, sulfur, and boron, and (c) metals and metalloids, respectively. The book also addresses the issue on rhizosphere processes which is the bottleneck for sustaining biological productivity and protecting the human food chain.

The Canadian Who s who

Author: Elizabeth Lumley
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780802040718
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Now in its ninety-eighth year of publication, this standard Canadian reference source contains the most comprehensive and authoritative biographical information on notable living Canadians.

Canadian Who s Who 2009

Author: Elizabeth Lumley
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780802040923
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Now in its ninety-ninth year of publication, this standard Canadian reference source contains the most comprehensive and authoritative biographical information on notable living Canadians. Those listed are carefully selected because of the positions they hold in Canadian society, or because of the contribution they have made to life in Canada. The volume is updated annually to ensure accuracy, and 600 new entries are added each year to keep current with developing trends and issues in Canadian society. Included are outstanding Canadians from all walks of life: politics, media, academia, business, sports, and the arts, from every area of human activity. Each entry details birth date and place, education, family, career history, memberships, creative works, honours and awards, and full addresses. Indispensable to researchers, students, media, business, government, and schools, Canadian Who's Who is an invaluable source of general knowledge.