Fulvic and Humic Acids: Chemical Composition, Soil Applications and Ecological Effects


Kristopher D. Barrett (Editor)

Series: Agriculture Issues and Policies
BISAC: SCI020000

This book is about humic and fulvic acids, two types of organic substances which are increasingly becoming popular in agriculture and organic farming. In this book, the authors study and reveal their research on humic substances and the different aspects related to their formation. Other chapters include recent research on GRSP (Glomalin Related Soil Protein) and its relation to different kinds of fluorescent substances, including fulvic acid-like and humic acid-like substances.

The last two chapters of the book explore humic acids and their ability to interfere in molecular ecological studies as well as the various methods one could use to measure the humic acids’ concentration in soil-extracted nucleic acids. Finally, this book presents an in-depth look at the role of humic materials in the dispersion of radioactive contaminants in the environment, the latter of which are some of the most broadly circulated substances on the earth’s surface, occurring in soils, rivers, lakes and seas. (Imprint: Nova)




Table of Contents


Buried Organic Matter in Different Sites of Ross Sea (Antarctica): Transformation Processes as Function of Sedimentation Time
(E. Bartolucci, N. Calace, F. Giglio, M. Pietroletti, M. Ravaioli, Rome, Italy, and other)

Sedimentation and Transformation Processes of Organic Matter from Water Column to Sediment in a Polynya (Ross Sea, Antarctica)
(E. Bartolucci, N. Calace, M. Pietroletti, ISPRA- Institute for Environmental Protection and Research, Rome, Italy)

GRSP Amount and Compositions: Importance for Soil Functional Regulation
(Qiong Wang, Wenjie Wang, Urban Forests and Wetlands Research Group, Key Laboratory of Wetland Ecology and Environment, Institute of Northeast Geography and Agroecology, CAS, Changchun, P.R. China, and others)

The Influence of Humic Acids on Research in Molecular Ecology
(Yong Wang, Masahito Hayatsu, and Takeshi Fujii, National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan)

Role of Humic Materials: In the Dispersion of Radioactive Contaminants in the Environment
(Abd-Allah A. Helal, Hot Labs Center, Atomic Energy Authority, Cairo, Egypt)



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