Free Access to Review Articles

In celebration of World Soil Day and the 20th Anniversary of the Journal of Soils and Sediments, please find a list of authoritative review articles published in the journal in the last 5 years. Free access has been provided until 20 January 2021.


Soil erosion and sediment dynamics in the Anthropocene: a review of human impacts during a period of rapid global environmental change
Philip N. Owens
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Characterisation of road-dust sediment in urban systems: a review of a global challenge
Haydn M. Haynes, Kevin G. Taylor, James Rothwell & Patrick Byrne
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Land-use type, and land management and disturbance affect soil δ15N: a review
Woo-Jung Choi, Jin-Hyeob Kwak, Hyun-Jin Park, Hye In Yang, Se-In Park, Zhihong Xu, Sang-Mo Lee, Sang-Sun Lim & Scott X. Chang
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Assessment of heavy metal pollution in surface sediments of the Montenegrin coast: a 10-year review
Danijela Joksimović, Ana Perošević, Ana Castelli, Branka Pestorić, Danijela Šuković & Dijana Đurović
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A review of carbon isotopes of phytoliths: implications for phytolith-occluded carbon sources
Shilei Yang, Qian Hao, Hailong Wang, Lukas Van Zwieten, Changxun Yu, Taoze Liu, Xiaomin Yang, Xiaodong Zhang & Zhaoliang Song 
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Soil organic carbon depletion in global Mollisols regions and restoration by management practices: a review
Xiangru Xu, Jiubo Pei, Yingde Xu & Jingkuan Wang 
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Antibiotics in poultry manure and their associated health issues: a systematic review
Juma Muhammad, Sardar Khan, Jian Qiang Su, Abd El-Latif Hesham, Allah Ditta, Javed Nawab & Abid Ali 
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Efficacy of organic amendments to control Meloidogyne spp. in crops: a systematic review and meta-analysis
P. Upamali S. Peiris, Yujuan Li, Philip Brown & Chengyuan Xu 
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Soil moisture–plant interactions: an ecohydrological review
Cong Wang, Bojie Fu, Lu Zhang & Zhihong Xu
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Understanding the mechanisms of soil water repellency from nanoscale to ecosystem scale: a review
Jiefei Mao, Klaas G. J. Nierop, Stefan C. Dekker, Louis W. Dekker & Baoliang Chen 
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Humic products in agriculture: potential benefits and research challenges—a review
Daniel C. Olk, Dana L. Dinnes, J. Rene Scoresby, Chad R. Callaway & Jerald W. Darlington 
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Advances in research on the use of biochar in soil for remediation: a review
Eric F. Zama, Brian J. Reid, Hans Peter H. Arp, Guo-Xin Sun, Hai-Yan Yuan & Yong-Guan Zhu
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Laser-based spectroscopic methods to evaluate the humification degree of soil organic matter in whole soils: a review
Giorgio S. Senesi, Ladislau Martin-Neto, Paulino Ribeiro Villas-Boas, Gustavo Nicolodelli & Débora M. B. P. Milori
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Review of remediation technologies for sediments contaminated by heavy metals
Weihua Peng, Xiaomin Li, Shengtao Xiao & Wenhong Fan
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Microalgae and their effects on metal bioavailability in paddy fields
Sadiq Naveed, Binbin Dong, Chunhua Zhang & Ying Ge
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Effects of biochar application in forest ecosystems on soil properties and greenhouse gas emissions: a review
Yongfu Li, Shuaidong Hu, Junhui Chen, Karin Müller, Yongchun Li, Weijun Fu, Ziwen Lin & Hailong Wang
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Comammox—a newly discovered nitrification process in the terrestrial nitrogen cycle
Hang-Wei Hu & Ji-Zheng He
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Thermodynamic energy of anaerobic microbial redox reactions couples elemental biogeochemical cycles
Xin-Nan Wang, Guo-Xin Sun & Yong-Guan Zhu
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Potential use of cotton for remediating heavy metal-polluted soils in southern China
Xiongfeng Ma, Cangsong Zheng, Wei Li, Shaoying Ai, Zhigang Zhang, Xiaojian Zhou, Chaoyou Pang, Haodong Chen, Kehai Zhou, Mingdeng Tang, Linfeng Li, Yanhong Wang, Yichun Li, Lishuang Guo, Helin Dong & Daigang Yang
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A review of diffuse pollution modeling and associated implications for watershed management in China
Wei Ouyang, Xiang Gao, Peng Wei, Bing Gao, Chunye Lin & Fanghua Hao
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Methodological perspectives on the application of compound-specific stable isotope fingerprinting for sediment source apportionment
Hari R. Upadhayay, Samuel Bodé, Marco Griepentrog, Dries Huygens, Roshan M. Bajracharya, William H. Blake, Gerd Dercon, Lionel Mabit, Max Gibbs, Brice X. Semmens, Brian C. Stock, Wim Cornelis & Pascal Boeckx 
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Assessing soil microbial respiration capacity using rDNA- or rRNA-based indices: a review
Rongxiao Che, Weijin Wang, Jing Zhang, Thi Thu Nhan Nguyen, Juan Tao, Fang Wang, Yanfen Wang, Zhihong Xu & Xiaoyong Cui
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The properties and functions of biochars in forest ecosystems
Yu Luo, Zhuyun Yu, Kaile Zhang, Jianming Xu & Philip C. Brookes 
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Inhibition of nitrification to mitigate nitrate leaching and nitrous oxide emissions in grazed grassland: a review
Hong Jie Di & Keith C. Cameron 
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Salt-affected soils, reclamation, carbon dynamics, and biochar: a review
Sevda Amini, Hossein Ghadiri, Chengrong Chen & Petra Marschner
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From humic substances to soil organic matter–microbial contributions. In honour of Konrad Haider and James P. Martin for their outstanding research contribution to soil science
Andreas Schaeffer, Paolo Nannipieri, Matthias Kästner, Burkhard Schmidt & Jens Botterweck 
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Human footprints in urban forests: implication of nitrogen deposition for nitrogen and carbon storage
Shahla Hosseini Bai, Zhihong Xu, Timothy J. Blumfield & Frédérique Reverchon 
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A review on anthropogenic soils from a worldwide perspective
Gian Franco Capra, Antonio Ganga, Eleonora Grilli, Sergio Vacca & Andrea Buondonno 
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Frontiers in the microbial processes of ammonia oxidation in soils and sediments
Ju-Pei Shen, Zhihong Xu & Ji-Zheng He
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Impact of fire on soil gross nitrogen transformations in forest ecosystems
Yuzhe Wang, Zhihong Xu & Qixing Zhou 
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