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Molecular Environmental Soil Science at the Interfaces in the Earth’s Critical Zone

  • Jianming Xu
  • Pan Ming Huang
  • Focus on the Critical Zone supporting life at the Earth's surface

  • A new and emerging subject area of molecular environmental soil science

  • Best papers from the 1st international conference in this emerging area

Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Plenary Lectures by IUPAC Scientists

  3. The Role of Mineral Colloids in Carbon Turnover and Sequestration and the Impact on Climate Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Yuping Wu, Sarah Kemmitt, Jianming Xu, Philip C Brookes
      Pages 20-22
    3. Ailsa Ghillaine Hardie, James Joseph Dynes, Leonard Myrell Kozaka, Pan Ming Huang
      Pages 26-28
  4. Biogeochemical Interfacial Reactions and the Transformation, Transport and Fate of Vital and Toxic Elements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Yongguan Zhu, Wenju Liu, Guilan Duan, Paul Williams, Guoxin Sun
      Pages 47-48
    3. Fusuo Zhang, Jianbo Shen, Jingying Jing, Long Li, Xinping Chen
      Pages 52-54

About these proceedings


"Molecular Environmental Soil Science at the Interfaces in the Earth's Critical Zone" presents contributions from the 1st International Symposium of Molecular Environmental Soil Science at the Interfaces in the Earth's Critical Zone held in Hangzhou, China. It introduces new ideas, findings, methods, and experience on above new and emerging subject areas. A broad range of topics are covered: the role of mineral colloids in carbon turnover and sequestration and the impact on climate change, biogeochemical interfacial reactions and dynamics of vital and toxic elements, ecotoxicology of anthropogenic organics, environmental nanoparticles and their impacts, and ecosystem health. The book will be a valuable reference for researchers in soil chemistry, environmental chemistry, mineralogy, microbiology, ecology, ecotoxicology, and physics.

Jianming Xu is a Professor at the Institute of Soil and Water Resources and Environmental Science, Zhejiang University, China. Pan Ming Huang is a Professor at the Department of Soil Science, University of Saskatchewan, Canada.


Critical Zone Environmental nanoparticles Interfacial interactions Molecular environmental soil science Physicochemical and biological processes ZJUP ecology ecosystem environment microbiology mineralogy

Editors and affiliations

  • Jianming Xu
    • 1
  • Pan Ming Huang
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Environmental and Resource SciencesZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina
  2. 2.Department of Soil ScienceUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada

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