Physical, Chemical and Biological Properties of Soil for Ecological and Environmental Restoration

A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907). This special issue belongs to the section "Forest Soil".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 May 2024 | Viewed by 348

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College of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China
Interests: soil; heavy metals; remediation; restoration; metal mine; desert

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School of the Environment, Henan University of Technology, Zhengzhou 450001, China
Interests: heavy metal; soil; health risk; wheat; bioavailability
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Department of Ecology, College of Natural Resources and Environment, South China Agricultural University, No. 483 Wushan Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou 510642, China
Interests: arsenic; reactive oxygen species; soil interface chemistry; eco-restoration
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Ecological and environmental restoration is the process of improving the quality of the ecological environment, achieving sustainable use of natural resources, solving environmental pollution and restoring the natural ecological balance of areas that have been negatively affected by anthropogenic activities or natural processes. It is of great significance to humanity. Soil is an important influencing and assessment factor for ecological and environmental restoration processes, especially in the ecological and environmental restoration of abandoned metal mining sites, ecological restoration of desert, ecological restoration of the Loess Plateau and remediation of polluted soils. Therefore, studies of physical, chemical and biological properties of soil for the purpose of ecological and environmental restoration and studies carried out during such processes are of great importance. This Special Issue plans to give an overview of the most recent advances about soils in the field of ecological and environmental restoration.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Physical, chemical and biological properties of soil for the ecological and environmental restoration of abandoned metal mining sites;
  • Physical, chemical and biological properties of soil for the ecological restoration of desert;
  • Physical, chemical and biological properties of soil for the ecological restoration of the Loess Plateau;
  • Heavy metal pollution and remediation of soils.

Dr. Shengli Wang
Prof. Dr. Liping Li
Dr. Junhao Qin
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • soil
  • ecological and environmental restoration
  • abandoned metal mining sites
  • desert
  • Loess Plateau
  • heavy metals

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