Internationalization of soil physics from an American perspective

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Show simple item record Kirkham, Mary B. 2013-03-11T16:46:23Z 2013-03-11T16:46:23Z 2013-03-11
dc.description.abstract Upon the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Soil Science Society of America in 2011, a session was held at its annual meeting to document howthe field has changed over the years. I was asked to give the long-term perspective for soil physics. I surveyed soil-physics research published by the society over the past six years (2005-2011) and compared it with a review done in 1961 upon the twenty-fifth anniversary of the society. Of the 299 papers in my survey, 186 came from outside the USA (62% of the total). Twenty-nine countries were represented with the People’s Republic of China having the most papers (27 papers). In the 1961 review, only five countries outside the USA were cited. My survey showed that 48 papers (16%) dealt with water, 35 (12%) with mechanical properties, 19 (6%) with aeration, 18 (6%) with solute transport, 14 (5%) with repellency, and 10 (3%) with temperature. Of the non-USA papers in the survey, 27% gave no source of funding and the other 73% usually cited funding by the government of the corresponding author. Of the USA papers, 47% cited no source of funding. The results showed that soil-physics research has become heavily international. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.uri en_US
dc.rights Permission to archive granted by the Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Agrophysics, February 8, 2013. en_US
dc.subject Soil physics research en_US
dc.subject Internationalization en_US
dc.subject Funding of research en_US
dc.title Internationalization of soil physics from an American perspective en_US
dc.type Article (publisher version) en_US 2012 en_US
dc.citation.doi doi: 10.2478/v10247-012-0026-6 en_US
dc.citation.epage 185 en_US
dc.citation.issue 2 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle International Agrophysics en_US
dc.citation.spage 181 en_US
dc.citation.volume 26 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mbk en_US

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