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Demetriades, A., Johnson, C.C., Smith, D.B., Ladenberger, A., Adánez Sanjuan, P.A., Argyraki, A., Stouraiti, C., Caritat, P. de, Knights, K.V., Prieto Rincón, G. & Simubali, G.N. (Editors), 2022. International Union of Geological Sciences Manual of Standard Methods for Establishing the Global Geochemical Reference Network. IUGS Commission on Global Geochemical Baselines, Athens, Hellenic Republic, Special Publication, 2, 515 pages, 375 figures, 35 Tables, 5 Annexes and 1 Appendix, ISBN: 978-618-85049-1-2.  Further information about this Manual is available in the Publications/Publications IUGS Manual of Standard Methods for Establishing the Global Geochemical Reference Network web page.



Demetriades, A., Dai, H., Liu, K., Savin, I., Birke, M., Johnson, C.C., Argyraki, A. (Editors), 2020. International Union of Geological Sciences Manual of Standard Geochemical Methods for the Global Black Soil Project. International Union of Geological Sciences, Commission on Global Geochemical Baselines, Special Publication No. 1, Athens, Hellas, ISBN 978-618-85049-0-5, 107 pages, 49 figures, 4 Tables, and 4 Appendices.  Further information about the Black Soil project is available in the Publications/Black Soil Project Manual web page.




AdánezSanjuán, P., LlamasBorrajo, J.F, GarcíaCortés, Á., LocuturaRupérez, J., 2021. Study of rare earth elements in overbank sediments under the influence of different geochemical-lithological environments. Journal of Iberian Geology, 14 pp.;

Adánez, P.S., Flem, B., Borrajo, J.F.L, Cortés, A.G., Locutura, J.R., 2018.  Lead isotopic composition of overbank sediments in areas with different anthropogenic and lithological characteristics.  Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, 229:172, 11 pp.;

Adánez, P.S., Ortega, M., Borrajo, J.F.L., Borrajo, J.F.L., Locutura, J.R., Cortés, Á, G., 2018.  Statistical evaluation of the geochemical variability in overbank sediments in Spain.  Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 25(29), 29468-29480;


Caritat, P. de, 2018.  Continental-scale geochemical surveys and mineral prospectivity: comparison of a trivariate and a multivariate approach.  Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 188, 87-94;  

Caritat, P. de, Reimann, C., Smith, D.B., Wang, X., 2018.  Chemical elements in the environment:  Multi-element geochemical datasets from continental- to national-scale surveys on four continents.  Applied Geochemistry, 89, 150-159; 

Cicchella D., Zuzolo D., Albanese S., Dinelli E., Lima A., Valera P., De Vivo B., 2018.  Geochemical Atlas of agricultural and grazing soils of Italy – The GEMAS project in Italy.  Aracne Editrice, Roma, 352 pp.;

Demetriades, A., Smith, D.B., Wang, X., 2018.  General concepts of geochemical mapping at global, regional, and local scales for mineral exploration and environmental purposes. In:  Licht, O.B. (Guest Editor), Geochemical Mapping. Special Issue, Geochimica Brasiliensis, 32(2), 136-179;

Grunsky, E.C., Drew, L.J., Smith, D.B., 2018.  Analysis of the United States portion of the North American Soil Geochemical Landscapes project – A compositional framework approach.  Chapter 17 In: Daya Sagar, B.S., Cheng, Q. & Agterberg, F. (Editors), Handbook of Mathematical Geosciences, Springer, Cham, 313-346;

Jordan, G., Petrik, A., De Vivo, B., Albanese, S., Demetriades, A., Sadeghi, M., The GEMAS Project Team, 2018.  GEMAS:  Spatial analysis of the Ni distribution on a continental-scale using digital image processing techniques on European agricultural soil data.  Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 186, 143-157;

Matschullat, J., Reimann, C., Birke, M., Santos Carvalho, D. dos, the GEMAS Project Team, 2018.  GEMAS:  CNS concentrations and C/N ratios in European agricultural soil.  Science of the Total Environment, 627, 975-984;

Négrel, P., De Vivo, B., Reimann, C., Ladenberger, A.,  Cicchella, D., Albanese, S., Birke, M., De Vos, W., Dinelli, E., Lima, A., O'Connor, P.J., Salpeteur, I., Tarvainen, T., the GEMAS Project Team, 2018.  U-Th signatures of agricultural soil at the European continental scale (GEMAS): Distribution, weathering patterns and processes controlling their concentrations.  Science of the Total Environment, 622-623, 1277-1293;

Négrel, P., Ladenberger, A., Reimann, C., Birke, M., Sadeghi, M., The GEMAS Project Team, 2018.  Distribution of Rb, Ga and Cs in agricultural land soils at European continental scale (GEMAS): Implications for weathering conditions and provenance.  Chemical Geology, 479, 188-203;

Reimann, C., Fabian, K.,  Birke, M.,  Filzmoser, P.,  Demetriades, A.,  Négrel, P.,  Oorts, K.,  Matschullat, J.,  Caritat, P. de, The GEMAS Project Team, 2018.  GEMAS: Establishing geochemical background and threshold for 53 chemical elements in European agricultural soil.  Applied Geochemistry, 88, 302-318;

Smith, D.B., Demetriades, A., Caritat, P. de, Wang, X., 2018. The history, progress, and future of global-scale geochemical mapping. In:  Licht, O.B. (Guest Editor), Geochemical Mapping. Special Issue, Geochimica Brasiliensis, 32(2), 115-135;

Reimann, C., Fabian, K., Flem, B., Engmaier, P., 2019. The large-scale distribution of Cu and Zn in sub- and topsoil: Separating topsoil bioaccumulation and natural matrix effects from diffuse and regional contamination. Science of the Total Environment, 655, 730-740;

Smith, D.B., Solano, Federico, Woodruff, L.G., Cannon, W.F., Ellefsen, K.J., 2019. Geochemical and mineralogical maps, with interpretation, for soils of the conterminous United States. U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2017-5118; [Available as HTML].