Special Issue "Rhizosphere Processes"
A special issue of Soil Systems (ISSN 2571-8789).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 October 2017) | Viewed by 32938
Interests: soil biogeochemistry; trace-element and nutrient cycling; food security; advanced imaging techniques
Interests: plant-microbe-soil interaction in metal(loid)-contaminated environments, crop production and soil quality
Interests: soil chemistry; plant nutrition; rhizosphere chemistry; metal and metalloid bioavailability in soil; ecotoxicology and environmental impact assessment
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The rhizosphere is a dynamic interface between plants, soils, and microorganisms that plays a substantial role in global-scale processes. Exudation of C-rich compounds from roots influences rhizospheric geochemistry and microbial functioning. These processes, in turn, affect the cycling and plant-acquisition of nutrients (e.g., C, N, P, Fe) and toxic metal(loid)s (e.g., As, Cd, Hg), and to this end soil and water quality and food security. Understanding how these rhizosphere processes function independently, in concert, and in response to changing weather patterns will be increasingly important.
Authors are invited to submit their work on rhizosphere processes, including trace-element or nutrient cycling, biogeochemistry, plant-contaminant interactions and phytoremediation, plant-microbe interactions, ionomics, or metabolomics in the rhizosphere. A particular focus on linking rhizosphere processes to large-scale processes, such as carbon cycling, food security, and soil quality are encouraged.
Dr. Angelia L. Seyfferth
Dr. E. Marie Muehe
Dr. Suzie M. Reichman
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- plant roots
- plant-microbe interactions
- elemental cycling
- soil quality