Part I. Overview; Soil Minerals and Organic Components: Impact on Biological Processes, Human Welfare and Nutrition: K. Haider and G. Guggenberger; Modeling Soil Microbial and Geochemical Processes under Anaerobic Conditions: F. Dassonville and P. Renault; Impact of Soil Mineral - Organic Component - Microorganism Interactions on Restoration of Terrestrial Ecosystems: J.-M. Bollag et al.; Part II. Natural Organics and Xenobiotics; Soil and Organic Wastes: Transformation of Olive Oil Mill Waste Water and Clay Particle Aggregation: L.P. D'Acqui et al.; Dynamics of Extractable and Bound Residues of 14C-Metsulfuron-methyl in Soil: J. Xu et al.; A Study of Geochemical Parameters and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) Concentration in Peat of Selected Peatlands in Northeastern Poland: M. Malawska and B. Wilkomirski; Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Concentration in Peat Profiles and Plants Growing on the Two Selected Raised Bogs in Poland: B. Wilkomirski and M. Malawska; Part III. Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Sulfur and Boron; Catalysis of the Maillard Reaction by [delta]-MnO2: A Significant Abiotic Sorptive Condensation Pathway for the Formation of Refractory N-containing Biogeomacromolecules in Nature: A. Jokic et al.; Humus and Nitrogen Distribution in Particle-Size Fractions of Soils from the Chernozemic Zone of Kazakhstan: V.I. Kiryushin; Effects of Organic Acids on Desorption of Phosphate from the Surfaces of Aluminium Hydroxide and Complexes: H. Hu et al.; Pedotransfer Function for Estimation of Phosphate Adsorption Capacity on a Wide Range of Soils: O.K. Borggaard et al.; Sorption/Desorption of Sulfate on/from Variable Charge Minerals and Soils: Competitive Effects of Organic and Inorganic Ligands: A. Violante et al.; The Effect of Organic Matter and Soil Chemical Properties on Sulfate Sorption in Chilean Volcanic Soils: M.L. Mora et al.; Modelling Boron Adsorption Kinetics in Benchmark Soils of Punjab, India: S. Arora and D.S. Chahal; Part IV. Metals and Metalloids; Adsorption/Desorption Processes of Arsenate in Soil Environments: A. Violante et al.; Sequential Fractionation of Cu, Zn, and Cd in Soils in the Absence and Presence of Rhizobia: Q. Huang et al.; Oxalic Acid Perturbation of Imogolite Formation and the Impact on Cadmium Adsorption: M. Tani et al.; Charge Characteristics and Cu2+ Adsorption/Desorption of Variable-Charge and Permanent-Charge Soils: X. Li et al.; Phosphate-induced Cadmium Release from Soils: J.O. Onyatta and P.M. Huang; Part V. Rhizosphere Processes; Organic Compounds Associated with Water Repellency in Sandy Soils: S.H. Doerr et al.; Influence of Acetate, Phosphate, and Citrate on the Sorption of Acid Phosphatase on Variable Charge Minerals and Soil Clays: Implications in the Rhizosphere Chemistry: Q. Huang et al.