Special Issue "Innovative and Sustainable Approaches for Enhancing Soil Health and Mitigating Land Degradation"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2023 | Viewed by 335

Special Issue Editors

National Institute for Research and Development in Chemistry and Petrochemistry – ICECHIM, 060021 Bucharest, Romania
Interests: polymer chemistry; hydrogels; slow-release formulations; nanomaterials
1. Geological Institute of Romania, 012271 Bucharest, Romania
2. Politehnica University of Buharest, 060042 Bucharest, Romania
Interests: soil pollution; soil health; soil remediaton; potentially toxic elements
Geological Institute of Romania, 012271 Bucharest, Romania
Interests: arsenic contamination; heavy metals; iron (oxyhydr)oxides; soil redox conditions; organic and inorganic phosphorus; iron stabile isotopes; critical zone dynamics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue aims to publish original research articles and recent review papers which may provide an innovative perspective and deepen our knowledge on the most recent approaches for enhancing soil health and mitigating land degradation.

Ecosystem services, such as food and water availability, climate resilience, nutrient cycling, and biodiversity, are closely linked to soil health status. At the moment, soil health assessment lacks an universal approach and is currently based on indicators derived from scarce, often biased, and incomplete data.

The purpose of this Special Issue is to provide a forum for researchers to share their multidisciplinary solutions for assessing, maintaining, and restoring soil health.

The research topics in this issue include (but are not limited to) the following:

  1. Transport and fate of nutrients and contaminants in soil/sediments and water;
  2. Innovative solutions for preventing soil and water contamination;
  3. Approaches for the assessment of soil health indicators;
  4. New monitoring techniques for maintaining soil health;
  5. Sustainable solutions for soil remediation.

Restoring soil health and preventing land degradation are key objectives in safeguarding the future of the next generations; therefore, we encourage you to contribute to this Special Issue and publish your exciting results in this emerging field.

Dr. Anamaria Zaharia
Dr. Iustina Boajă
Dr. Ramona Balint
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Published Papers

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