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Mixed Plantations of Eucalyptus and Leguminous Trees

Soil, Microbiology and Ecosystem Services

  • Elke Jurandy Bran Nogueira Cardoso
  • José Leonardo de Moraes Gonçalves
  • Fabiano de Carvalho Balieiro
  • Avílio Antônio Franco

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Ranieri Ribeiro Paula, Ivanka Rosado de Oliveira, José Leonardo de Moraes Gonçalves, Alexandre de Vicente Ferraz
    Pages 1-13
  3. Carolina Braga Brandani, Felipe Martini Santos, Ivanka Rosado de Oliveira, Bruno Bordon, Maurel Bheling, Eduardo Vinicius Silva et al.
    Pages 15-43
  4. José Henrique Tertulino Rocha, José Leonardo de Moraes Gonçalves, Alexandre de Vicente Ferraz
    Pages 45-56
  5. Fabiano de Carvalho Balieiro, Fernando Vieira Cesário, Felipe Martini Santos
    Pages 57-90
  6. Sergio Miana de Faria, Fabiano de Carvalho Balieiro, Ranieri Ribeiro Paula, Felipe Martini Santos, Jerri Edson Zilli
    Pages 103-135
  7. Maiele Cintra Santana, Arthur Prudêncio de Araujo Pereira, Bruna Andréia de Bacco Lopes, Agnès Robin, Antonio Marcos Miranda Silva, Elke Jurandy Bran Nogueira Cardoso
    Pages 137-154
  8. Maurício Rumenos Guidetti Zagatto, Luís Carlos Iuñes Oliveira Filho, Pâmela Niederauer Pompeo, Cintia Carla Niva, Dilmar Baretta, Elke Jurandy Bran Nogueira Cardoso
    Pages 155-172
  9. Arthur Prudêncio de Araujo Pereira, Daniel Bini, Emanuela Gama Rodrigues, Maiele Cintra Santana, Elke Jurandy Bran Nogueira Cardoso
    Pages 173-192
  10. Fabiano de Carvalho Balieiro, Luiz Fernando Duarte de Moraes, Rachel Bardy Prado, Ciro José Ribeiro de Moura, Felipe Martini Santos, Arthur Prudêncio de Araujo Pereira
    Pages 193-219
  11. Ciro José Ribeiro de Moura, Nina Attias, Helena de Godoy Bergallo
    Pages 221-240
  12. Luiz Fernando Duarte de Moraes, Renata Evangelista de Oliveira, Maria Jose Brito Zakia, Helena Carrascosa Von Glehn
    Pages 257-270
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 271-280

About this book


The aim of this book is to present, in depth, updated information on soil and microbial processes involved in mixed plantations of Eucalyptus and N2-fixing species, especially Acacia mangium, focusing on Forestry, Soils, Biology, Ecosystem Services and Sustainability. The potential of substituting chemical N fertilizer by a consortium of leguminous species that fix atmospheric nitrogen is an interesting solution for a more sustainable, economically and environmentally sound forest system. Among the main topics, we present reference topics on soil microbiology, as biological nitrogen fixation, the role of mycorrhiza in mixed plantations, bio-indicators of soil quality, and plantgrowth promoting bacteria with biotechnological potential. Here we discuss Ecosystem services and ecological benefits of these systems, the invasive potential of A.mangium, as well as the regulations and perspectives of land use policies for mixed forests and their role in the sustainability of the system.


mixed forest nutrient cycling forest management mycorrhiza land use nitrogen fixation soil management silviculture

Editors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Soil ScienceUniversity of São Paulo “Luiz de Queiroz” College of AgriculturePiracicabaBrazil
  2. 2.Department of Forest ScienceUniversity of São Paulo “Luiz de Queiroz” College of AgriculturePiracicabaBrazil
  3. 3.EMBRAPA Soils, Brazilian Agricultural Research CorporationRio de JaneiroBrazil
  4. 4.EMBRAPA Agrobiology, (Retired Researcher), Brazilian Agricultural Research CorporationSeropédicaBrazil

About the editors

Elke Jurandy Bran Nogueira Cardoso: Prof. Cardoso holds a PhD degree in plant pathology from the Ohio State University (USA) and a post doc from Göttingen University (Germany). She is currently full professor of soil microbiology and biotechnology in the Department of Soil Science at University of São Paulo (Brazil) where she has been working since 1971 and has supervised more than 100 post-graduate and post-doctoral students. Her research interests are focused on ecology and agricultural sustainability, forestry, plant growth promoting microorganisms, plant microbiomes, organic residues in agriculture and forestry, and soil remediation. She has published more than 130 scientific articles in international journal, about 20 books and book chapters, many in cooperation with colleagues from other countries.

José Leonardo de Moraes Gonçalves: Full Professor at the Department of Forest Sciences at the University of São Paulo. He has undertaken extensive research on soil fertility, site preparation, and plant nutrition, focusing on the tropical and subtropical eucalypt and pine plantations, including genotypic adaptation and phenotypic acclimatization of plantations in regions with high water, thermal and nutritional stresses. Ecosystem management and sustained production of wood and non-wood products from planted forests always were among his main objectives, having been a pioneer in forest research with minimum tilling in the early nineties. He has edited three books and published more than one hundred scientific articles in journals of wide dissemination and international impact. He supervised 25 masters, 24 doctors and 5 post-doctorates.

Fabiano de Carvalho Balieiro: Dr. Balieiro holds a PhD in soil science from Rural Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) where he also was a post doc fellow. He currently works as a researcher at the National Center for Soil Research at Embrapa Solos (Brazil) and his research is focused on nutrient cycling, soil organic matter dynamics and soil ecology in different crop systems (eucalyptus, mixed forest plantations and sugar cane) and native vegetation (Amazon and Atlantic Forests and Cerrado biomes).  Dr. Balieiro has published 27 articles in high impact factor journals over the past 5 years and edited the book “Manual of Fertilization and Liming for the State Rio de Janeiro” (in Portuguese), a publication on the sustainable agricultural development in Rio de Janeiro State (Brazil).

Avílio Antônio Franco: Dr. Franco is a graduated Agricultural Engineer from the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) (UFRRJ), and he obtained a MSc. in Microbiology from the University of New South Wales (Australia), a PhD in Soil Science from the University of California-Davis (USA) and a post doc from the University of Queensland (Australia). Retired scientist from the Center for Agrobiology at Embrapa (Brazil) after 40 years of activity. Supervised 33 graduate students at URRJ and Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and published 92 scientific articles and 25 books and book chapters. His research interests are soil microbiology (Biological Nitrogen Fixation), plant nutrition, land reclamation and agroforestry. He is an Effective Member of the Brazilian Academy of Science (ABC) and The Third World Academy of Science (TWAS). Received the Brazilian National Scientific Award.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Mixed Plantations of Eucalyptus and Leguminous Trees
  • Book Subtitle Soil, Microbiology and Ecosystem Services
  • Editors Elke Jurandy Bran Nogueira Cardoso
    José Leonardo de Moraes Gonçalves
    Fabiano de Carvalho Balieiro
    Avílio Antônio Franco
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-32364-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-32367-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-32365-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 280
  • Number of Illustrations 17 b/w illustrations, 24 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Forestry
    Soil Science & Conservation
    Plant Ecology
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