Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Hohenheimer Bodenkundliche Hefte: 20 years of publishing original soil research
The Hohenheimer Bodenkundliche Hefte (ISSN 0942-0754) or Hohenheim Soil Science Book Series will be 20 years old in 2012. Since the release in 1992 of Volume 1 with the title “Stickstoff-Dynamik in Catenen einer erosionsgepraegten Loesslandschaft by G. Lorenz” (Nitrogen dynamics in catenas of an erosion-affected loess landscape), it has already published a hundred volumes of original and relevant soil research. Volume 100 which came out last year (2011), was authored by Shabnam Rathore and carried the title “Assessment of biomass production potential on salt affected land: a soil and terrain database case study (SASOTER) in Badin District, South of Pakistan.”
Published by the renowned Institute of Soil Science and Land Evaluation of the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany, this book series publishes dissertations and habilitations carried out at the Institute. During its early years, it was edited by Prof. U. Babel (Soil Biology), Prof. W.R. Fischer (Soil Chemistry), Prof. K. Roth (Soil Physics), and Prof. K. Stahr (Soil Science and Petrography). The present editors are Prof. E Kandeler (Soil Biology), Prof. Y. Kuzyakov (Soil Biogeochemistry), Prof. K. Stahr (Soil Science and Petrography) and Prof. T. Streck (Soil biogeophysics), all internationally well-known soil scientists and authors at the Institute.
In its 20 years of existence, the Hohenheimer Bodenkundliche Hefte has clearly established itself as an important publication in soil science. As can be seen from Google Scholar, many of the titles published in the book series have been cited by papers in various prestigious international journals and books. Vol. 36 on dust deposition of soils in West Africa by Dr. Ludger Herrmann has been the most frequently cited volume of the book series.