Articles | Volume 2, issue 2
Original research article
22 Apr 2016
Original research article |  | 22 Apr 2016

Interactions between organisms and parent materials of a constructed Technosol shape its hydrostructural properties

Maha Deeb, Michel Grimaldi, Thomas Z. Lerch, Anne Pando, Agnès Gigon, and Manuel Blouin


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ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (review by Editor) (01 Mar 2016) by Axel Don
AR by Maha Deeb on behalf of the Authors (10 Mar 2016)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (21 Mar 2016) by Axel Don
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (27 Mar 2016) by Kristof Van Oost (Executive editor)
AR by Maha Deeb on behalf of the Authors (06 Apr 2016)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
This paper addresses the evolution of engineered soils (i.e., Technosols). The formation of such soils begins with proportional mixing of urban waste. Technosols are particularly well suited for investigating the role of organisms in soil function development. This is because they provide a controlled environment where the soil development can be monitored over time. Organisms and their interaction with parent materials positively affect the structure of Technosols.