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SOIL An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
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Executive editors: Eric C. Brevik, Jorge Mataix-Solera, Lily Pereg, John Quinton, Johan Six & Kristof Van Oost

SOIL is an international scientific journal dedicated to the publication and discussion of high-quality research in the field of soil system sciences.

SOIL is at the interface between the atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere. SOIL publishes scientific research that contributes to understanding the soil system and its interaction with humans and the entire Earth system. The scope of the journal includes all topics that fall within the study of soil science as a discipline, with an emphasis on studies that integrate soil science with other sciences (hydrology, agronomy, socio-economics, health sciences, atmospheric sciences, etc.).

News

Website relaunch

16 Mar 2015

The SOIL website has been given a new look, and the navigation has been adjusted.
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Central billing of APCs for TUM authors

15 Dec 2014

Copernicus Publications and the University Library of the Technical University Munich (TUM) have agreed on central billing of article processing charges.

SOIL provides full-text XML

05 Nov 2014

SOIL has started an XML-first workflow and will provide all new articles in full-text XML from now on. 

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Since seeds are the principle means by which plants move across the landscape, the final fate of seeds plays a fundamental role in the origin, maintenance, functioning and dynamics of plant communities. In arid and semiarid patchy ecosystems, where seeds are scattered into a heterogeneous environment and intense rainfalls occur, the transport of seeds by runoff to new sites represents an opportunity for seeds to reach more favourable sites for seed germination and seedling survival.

E. Bochet

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