Advances in Agronomy
Advances in Agronomy Series, Vol. 155

Coordinator: Sparks Donald L.

Language: Anglais
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Advances in Agronomy, Volume 155, the newest release in this valuable serial, continues to be recognized as a leading reference and first-rate source for the latest research in agronomy. Each volume contains an eclectic group of reviews by leading scientists throughout the world. As always, the subjects covered are rich, varied and exemplary of the abundant subject matter addressed by this long-running serial.



  • Includes numerous, timely, state-of-the-art reviews on the latest advancements in agronomy
  • Features distinguished, well recognized authors from around the world
  • Builds upon this venerable and iconic review series
  • Covers the extensive variety and breadth of subject matter in the crop and soil sciences

1. Effects of agricultural intensification on soil biodiversity and implications for ecosystem functioning: A meta-analysis Marie-Anne de Graaff, Nicole Hornslein, Heather L. Throop, Paul Kardol and Linda T.A. van Diepen 2. Cakile maritima, a promising model for halophyte studies and a putative cash crop for saline agriculture Delphine Arbelet-Bonnin, Ibtissem Ben Hamed-Louati, Patrick Laurenti, Chedly Abdelly, Karim Ben Hamed and François Bouteau 3. Metal bioavailability and the soil microbiome Tarah S. Sullivan and Geoffrey M. Gadd 4. Breeding strategies for structuring salinity tolerance in wheat Abdul Mujeeb-Kazi, Rana Munns, Awais Rasheed, Francis C. Ogbonnaya, Niaz Ali, Philip Hollington, Ian Dundas, Nasir Saeed, Richard Wang, Pichu Rengasamy, Muhammad Sohail Saddiq, Jose Luis Diaz de Leon, Muhammad Ashraf and Sanjaya Rajaram 5. Review of existing knowledge on soil crusting in South Africa Michiel Christiaan Laker and Gerhardus Petrus Nortjé 6. New directions for integrated weed management: Modern technologies, tools and knowledge discovery Nicholas E. Korres, Nilda R. Burgos, Ilias Travlos, Maurizio Vurro, Thomas K. Gitsopoulos, Vijaya K. Varanasi, Stephen O. Duke, Per Kudsk, Chad Brabham, Christopher E. Rouse and Reiofeli Salas-Perez

.Scientists and practitioners in academe, government, and industry and students in an array of fields including crop and soil sciences, agronomy, plant biology, and environmental sciences.

Donald L. Sparks is the S. Hallock du Pont Chair in Soil and Environmental Chemistry, Francis Alison Professor and Director of the Delaware Environmental Institute at the University of Delaware. He is internationally recognized for his landmark research on the kinetics and mechanisms of metal/oxyanion/nutrient reactions at biogeochemical interfaces. His pioneering studies on kinetic processes in soils and minerals include the development of widely used and novel kinetic methods, elucidation of rate-limiting steps and mechanisms over a range of spatial and temporal scales, and coupling of real-time kinetic studies with in-situ molecular scale investigations. His discoveries on the speciation, formation rates and stability mechanisms of metal hydroxide surface precipitates, and their role in the retention and bioavailability of toxic metals in the terrestrial environment, have received worldwide attention. This research has led to more effective soil remediation strategies and predictive models.

He is the author or coauthor of 286 publications. These include: 11 edited books, 53 book chapters, and 219 refereed papers. He is the author of two widely adopted textbooks, Kinetics of Soil Chemical Processes and Environmental Soil Chemistry (two editions) published by Academic Press. Dr. Sparks is an ISI Highly Cited Researcher; his research has been cited more than 8380 times and his h-index is 53 (Web of Science). Dr. Sparks has served as editor of Advances in Agronomy since 1991, having edited 77 volumes. He has given over 200 invited presentations at scientific conferences throughout the world, and been a lecturer at 98 universities and institutes in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

He has received numerous honors and awards including Fellow of five scientific societies, national and international research awards, distinguished fellowships and lectureships, and teaching and mentoring awards. He has advised 90 graduate students and postdoctoral