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Special Issue on Biodiversity and Ecological Functions of Soil Fauna is Calling for Papers

Background, Objectives and Scope

Soil fauna are normally categorized into microfauna, mesofauna and macrofauna, with tens of thousands of species for each kind. Soil fauna occupy different trophic levels in the soil food web, and play critical role in soil processes such as energy flow and matter transformation by mediating soil microbial community and through trophic interactions. Soil fauna are sensitive to environmental change and therefore can be used as bioindicators for environmental health. Besides, there is a great potential of application of soil fauna in biodegradation and biomedication. Therefore, the diversity and ecological functions of soil fauna has attracted great attention in recent years. The proposed special issue will invite contributions that represent various aspects of science and technology and recent innovations in the field of the diversity and ecological functions of soil fauna. 


The main topics include:
 Biodiversity and biogeographic distribution of soil fauna 
  Soil fauna as bioindicators of environmental health
  Application of soil fauna in biodegradation and bioremediation
 Soil fauna as biocontrol agents and bioresources
 The role of soil fauna in nutrient cycling and SOM transformation

About the Journal and Submission Procedure
Soil Ecology Letters (SEL) is an authoritative source of information for professionals in the broad field of soil ecology, jointly published by Springer and Higher Education Press, and supported by the Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences. More information on the journal is available at and  

All submissions have to be prepared according to the Guide for Authors as published in the Journal website at Authors should clearly indicate their manuscript is intended for the special issue Biodiversity and Ecological Functions of Soil Fauna when submitting their manuscript online. All contributions must not have been previously published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. 

Important Dates:
Paper submissions start: April 1, 2020
Paper submissions due: August 1, 2020
Expected Issue date: December 1, 2020

Guest Editors of the Special Issue:
Prof. Shenglei Fu 
Henan University

Prof. Weixin Zhang

Pubdate: 2020-03-25    Viewed: 326