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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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Little soil scientists

The new generation of soil scientists is going strong. This was a work day in the Doñana National Park (southern Spain) with hobbits.

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Photography as a tool for teaching support in geosciences. An example for soil sciences: the colour of the age

Jorge Mataix-Solera GEA – Grupo de Edafología Ambiental Departamento de Agroquímica y Medio Ambiente. Universidad Miguel Hernández, Elche, Alicante, Spain http://www.jorgemataix.com Teaching in geoscience currently is easier than decades ago. Lots of tools can support the lectures in the classrooms, … Continue reading

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Images of soil erosion

Frans Kwaad, physical geographer Soil erosion is the removal of soil from cultivated land at a rate that is (much) higher than the rate that would occur under the natural vegetation at the considered site. Besides the loss of fertile … Continue reading

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