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Evidence of traffic-related pollutant control in soil-based Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS)
(IWA Publishing, 2009)
SUDS are being increasingly employed to control highway runoff and have the potential to protect groundwater and surface water quality by minimising the risks of both point and diffuse sources of pollution. While these ...
Automated statistical method to align 2D chemical maps with 3D X-ray computed micro-tomographic images of soils
Recent 2-dimensional measurements reveal that soils are chemically very heterogeneous at nanometric and micrometric scales. Direct measurement techniques are still lacking to extend these observations to 3 dimensions. ...
Modeling soil system: complexity under your feet
(European Geosciences Union/Copernicus Publications, 2011)
Modelling and quantifying the effect of heterogeneity in soil physical conditions on fungal growth
(Copernicus Publications, 2010)
Despite the importance of fungi in soil ecosystem services, a theoretical framework that links soil management strategies with fungal ecology is still lacking. One of the key challenges is to understand how the complex ...
Changes to water repellence of soil caused by the growth of white-rot fungi: studies using a novel microcosm system
(Blackwell Publishing, 2000-03)
A microcosm system is described which permits assessment of the progressive growth of filamentous fungi through soil. We report on its application to measure the effects of Coriolus versicolor and Phanerochaete chrysosporium ...
Some aspects of interrelations between fungi and other biota in forest soil
Interrelations of fungal mycelium with other soil biota are of paramount importance in forestry and soil ecology. Here we present the results of statistical analysis of a comprehensive data set collected in the first (and ...
Combining X-ray CT and SEM-EDX to characterize soil micro-sites
Microbial distribution in soils: physics and scaling
In a handful of fertile soil there are billions of microorganisms and yet, even with a conservative estimate, the surface area covered by these organisms is considerably less than 1%. What does this tell us about the ...
Soil structure and soil-borne diseases: using epidemiological concepts to scale from fungal spread to plant epidemics
Many epidemics of root diseases involving soil fungi depend on the interplay between fungal growth and the spatial and temporal heterogeneity of the soil environment. Colonization or infection of a root occurs at fine ...
Interconnectivity of habitats in soil: combining X-ray micro tomography and thin sectioning to reveal fungal-soil structure interactions
The extreme heterogeneity and interconnectivity of the 3-dimensional pore space within soil makes it a unique habitat for the diverse microbial population and has a pivotal role in microbial interactions. Manipulation ...