Soil Enzymology in the Recycling of Organic Wastes and Environmental Restoration

ISBN: 978-3-642-21161-4 (Print) 978-3-642-21162-1 (Online)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xx

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    Pages 1-17

    Past, Present and Future in Soil Enzymology

  3. ENZYMES AS INDICATORS OF ENVIRONMENTAL SOIL QUALITY

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      Pages 19-19

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      Pages 21-35

      Role of Humo-Enzyme Complexes in Restoring of Soil Ecosystems

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      Pages 37-49

      IEF Technique to Study the β-Glucosidase-Humic Complexes in Organic and Mineral Amended Soils

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      Pages 51-62

      Enzymatic Activity and Carbon Mineralization in Mexican Tepetates Cultivated Under Different Management Practices

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      Pages 63-76

      Enzyme Diversity in Andosols of the Canary Islands (Spain)

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      Pages 77-89

      Biochemical Characterisation of Minimally Disturbed Soils Under Mediterranean Conditions

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      Pages 91-102

      Seasonal Evolution of Soil Dehydrogenase Activity at Two Different Depths in an Eucalyptus Stand and a Cultivated Field

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      Pages 103-118

      Effects of Air-Drying and Rewetting on Extractable Organic Carbon, Microbial Biomass, Soil Respiration and β-Glucosidase and β-Galactosidase Activities of Minimally Disturbed Soils Under Mediterranean Conditions

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      Pages 119-132

      Temporal Variability and the Effect of Fertilization on Biochemical Properties of a Grassland Soil from Galicia (NW Spain)

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      Pages 133-146

      Short-Term Effect of Fire Severity in Chemical and Biochemical Soil Properties in a Sandy Soil

  4. APPLIED ENZYMOLOGY TO RECYCLE ORGANIC RESIDUES AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION

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      Pages 147-147

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      Pages 149-166

      Use of Microbial Activity and Community Structure Shifts to Estimate the Toxicological Risk of Heavy Metal Pollution in Soils with Different Organic Matter Contents

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      Pages 167-179

      Progress in Microbial Activity and Chemical Properties of a Trace Element Polluted Soil Under Assisted Natural Remediation

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      Pages 181-193

      Changes in Some Hydrolase Activities in Agricultural Soils in Response to Zinc Contamination

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      Pages 195-210

      Evaluation of the Biological Activity in a Gypsiferous Soil Co-Amended with Residues

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      Pages 211-218

      Evaluating the Restoration of Degraded Agricultural Soils Under Organic Fertilization

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      Pages 219-229

      Laboratory Contamination with 2,4,5-Trichlorophenol: Effects on Some Enzymatic Activities in Two Forest and Two Agricultural Soils of Contrasting pH

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      Pages 231-240

      Temporal Changes in Some Enzymatic Activities in a Forest and an Agricultural Soils Artificially Contaminated with 2,4,5-Trichlorophenol

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      Pages 241-253

      Response of Biological Properties to the Application of Banvel® (2,4-D + MCPA + Dicamba) Herbicide in Soils Amended with Biostimulants

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      Pages 255-270

      Effect of Natural Vegetation Strips and Herbicides on Enzyme Activities and Bacterial Diversity in Olive-Orchard Systems

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      Pages 271-282

      Amendment of Soils with Composted Sewage Sludge. Long Term Effects on C and N Transformation

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