Author Archives: Antonio

About Antonio

I am a Biologist (BS in 1996) and PhD in Soil Science (2000), and work teaching and researching at the University of Sevilla (Spain). My on-going work includes the study of soil degradation processes in Mediterranean areas, soil erosion and the impact of wildfires on soils.

Little soil scientists (II)

Jorge Mataix Arcenegui (the one with a blue scoop) is son, nephew and grandson of great soil scientists. Here, he is being assisted by Pilar Torres Martínez, mycorrhizal fungi expert at the University Miguel Hernández in Sierra de Mariola (Alicante, … Continue reading

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Soils at Imaggeo: Where mineral and biological worlds meet, by Laura Gargiulo

Thin section of a surface sandy soil under cross polarized light showing sand grains and cellular plant material. Imaggeo is the online open access geosciences image repository of the European Geosciences Union.

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Pre-registration for EGU2013 is open

Pre-registration for EGU2013 is now open until 13 March 2013. More than 10,000 researchers from all over the world are expected to take part in the meeting, which will be held in the Austria Center Vienna (ACV) in Vienna (Austria) between … Continue reading

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Time to prepare your presentation for EGU2013

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Movies to watch with Geoscience students

We recently have asked you what movie would you watch with your Geosciences students. After the voting period, the winner is…

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My favourite Soil Science book: Modern Physical Geography

Félix A. González-Peñaloza University of Valencia The Strahlers have been quite active when filling our shelves with books on physical geography. Many of these books are almost constantly consulted by students and professionals in the Geosciences and, in particular, … Continue reading

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Earth as art

Tani Taguas School of Agricultural and Forestry Engineering University of Cordoba, Spain Earth as art: lysergic pictures from the infinity… Not only the trekkies and the fervent fans of Big Bang Theory are going to enjoy this flashy trip through the … Continue reading

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Extended deadline for abstract submission to FESP4

Regarding the numerous requests we have decided to extend the deadline of call for abstracts to January 31 2013. Before send your communications please consult the guidelines in this link: The communication of abstract acceptance will be now in … Continue reading

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Soil-Waste-Water 2013

The deadline to offer a submission for the Soil-Waste-Water 2013 workshop in Landau has  been extended. We invite you to submit an abstract for oral or poster presentation by 31st of January. This conference aims to integrate this currently widely spread and  heterogeneous … Continue reading

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Wind Erosion Dataset

The European Soil Portal has published the Wind Erosion Dataset. The map evaluates the erosivity of the climate according to climatic conditions (e.g. wind velocity) and the soil erodibility (e.g. soil texture). It shows the 30-year average number of erosive … Continue reading

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