Fernando Gil-Sotres

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Soil response to contamination with 2,4,5-triclorophenol was studied to test the validity of the concept of Generic Reference Levels (GRL), the main criterion used to define soil contamination. Soil samples were artificially contaminated with doses between 0 and 5000 mg kg(-1) of 2,4,5-triclorophenol, and analysed by various tests. Where possible, the(More)
Samples of an Ah horizon from a Cambisol under oakwood vegetation were artificially contaminated with diesel (at doses of 20, 40, 80, 160 and 400 microl g(-1)) under laboratory conditions. The presence of the contaminant caused a decrease in the microbial biomass and in phosphomonoesterase, beta-glucosidase and particularly, urease activities. In contrast,(More)
The objective of the present study was to verify whether the generic reference levels (GRL) for soils contaminated with 2,4-dichlorophenol (2,4 DCP), established by Spanish legislation and published in the Real Decreto 9/2005, are accurate for Galician soils. For this, the surface horizons of seven soils under different types of land use were experimentally(More)
In biological soil crusts (biocrusts) in which Diploschistes diacapsis (Ach.) Lumbsch is the predominant lichen (DIPLOS biocrusts), metabolic activity increases in response to wetting, and hot water-soluble components that react to Folin-Ciocalteu reagent are consumed during the mineralization process. We aimed to determine the types of compounds that(More)
The incorporation of biosolids to soil is a strategy aiming at the re-location of these materials in the environment with a useful end: soil fertilization. In this work, the response of two Argiudoll soils (one with more than 100 years of agriculture and the other, a virgin one) to biosolid incorporation was studied under laboratory conditions. To measure(More)
In the present study we investigated changes in soil biochemical activity in vineyard soils. With this aim, soil samples (0-10 cm) from 15 vineyard soils developed on diverse parent materials were collected during winter. All soil samples were analysed for a large number of both general and specific biochemical properties. The values of all of the(More)
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