European Journal of Soil Biology
Eur J Soil Biol
In 1998, European Journal of Soil Biology becomes a more fundamental journal covering all aspects of soil biology which deal with natural ecosystems or world regions (polar to tropical) in connection with the greatest ecological interests: changes in the biodiversity, biological conservation, adaptation, impact of global changes, consequences on soil and ecosystem functioning. Different levels of the ecosystem structure are taken into account: individuals, populations, communities and ecosystems themselves. At each level, the different disciplinary approach are welcomed: molecular biology and genetics, ecophysiology, biogeography, ecology, soil processes, organic matter and nutrient dynamics, landscape ecology. European Journal of Soil Biology is concerned with microbial and faunal ecology and activity in soils. The whole field of environmental biology is also covered such as the effects and the fate of pollutants. The following main fields are distinguished: Population biology and molecular ecology: methodological development and contribution to study microbial and faunal populations; diversity and population dynamics; genetic transfers, influence of environmental factors Community ecology and functioning processes: interactions between organisms and mineral or organic compounds; involvement of such interactions in soil pathogenicity; transformation of mineral and organic compounds, cycling of elements; soil structuration Relation between soil biology and soil physics and chemistry: occurrence of physicochemical parameters and surface properties on biological processes and population behavior Modeling of biological processes and population dynamics The journal publishes original papers and review articles which confer an international quality. Special issues on specific topics of high scientific interest may be also published.
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